Hand & Wrist Pain
If you’re feeling hand and/or wrist pain, it’s important to pinpoint the cause so that you can seek proper treatment and regain full function of the affected joints and bones. With the help of physical therapy from Forever Fit, you can alleviate your symptoms and restore your hand and wrist mobility.
Potential Causes of Hand & Wrist Pain
There are a variety of medical conditions and injuries that can result in hand and wrist pain. Pain from many of the potential causes can also occur alongside other symptoms, including stiffness, swelling and a weak grip.
Here are a few common causes of hand and wrist pain:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
A common repetitive strain injury is carpal tunnel syndrome. It occurs when there’s a pinched nerve in your wrist due to frequent and repetitive movements, such as typing on a keyboard. It can cause pain and weakness in both your hand and wrist.
When the tendons that connect your forearm muscles to your wrist bones become inflamed, it’s called tendinitis. It’s a repetitive overuse injury that causes the tissue to become irritated and swollen. It can result in pain and stiffness that reduces your wrist’s range of motion.
If the cartilage in your wrist breaks down, you can develop arthritis that can cause stiffness and reduced range of motion that interferes with the function of both your hand and wrist. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout are all common types of arthritis that can develop in your wrist.
Trauma to the hand, such as a fall or sports accident, can cause small cracks to develop in the bones of your wrist. If you sustain a wrist fracture, you’ll feel pain almost immediately, closely followed by swelling and bruising. The pain will often worsen with movement, especially when attempting to grip an object.
How Forever Fit Can Treat Hand & Wrist Pain
For hand and wrist pain, Forever Fit can provide a combination of treatment options based on your specific needs, which may include:
- Joint mobilization.
- Therapeutic exercises.
When you’re ready to treat your hand and wrist pain, then be sure to contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.