Physical Therapy for Hand and Wrist

Hand and Wrist pain can be uncomfortably painful at times, and it can also debilitate you from completing daily tasks.  Your hands and wrists are being used whenever you pick something up or do almost anything with your arms, therefore it’s crucial that your hands and wrists are strong and healthy. If you have a condition or injury that is preventing your hands and wrists from doing their respective jobs, then you may struggle with very simple tasks. If you or a loved one suffers from hand or wrist pain, book an appointment with All-Star Physical Therapy. We want to ensure that you have healthy and strong hands and wrists so you can live each day pain-free.

Benefits of Physical Therapy 

Physical therapy is one of if not, the best ways to treat your hand and wrist pain due to the wide variety of benefits that it offers. Some of the benefits of physical therapy include:

  • Reduce/eliminate pain
  • Avoid surgery
  • Improve mobility
  • Recover/prevent a sports injury
  • Improve balance
  • Manage vascular conditions
  • Manage heart and lung disease
  • Manage other conditions

As you can see, there is a slew of benefits that can come from physical therapy. 

Causes and Symptoms of Hand and Wrist Pain 

There could be many reasons why your hand or wrist can be experiencing an unusual amount of pain, however, some are more common than others. The most likely causes of hand and wrist pain are:

  • De Quervain’s Tendinitis
    • It causes pain from the thumb side of the wrist to your forearm. The pain comes from the inflammation and irritation of your wrist tendons that are at the base of your thumb.
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
    • This is considered to be one of the most common nerve disorders, which causes pain in the wrist and hands.
  • Fractures
    • A broken hand or wrist can be excruciatingly painful. If you do break your hand or wrist, you may also feel stiffness, swelling, and notice a loss of movement.
  • Arthritis
    • Arthritis is the main cause of hand pain. It causes the joints in the hands to lose cartilage, which will result in pain, swelling, and stiffness. This occurs because once the cartilage starts to deteriorate, your bones are not able to move as smoothly. 
  • Trigger Finger
    • This is when your fingers or thumb get locked in a bent position. 

These five causes of hand and wrist pain can be very painful if you do not treat them properly. Physical Therapy is a great way to help relieve the pain from all of these conditions. 

Contact Us 

All-Star Physical Therapy can help cure your hand and wrist pain with high-quality physical therapy techniques. Get in touch with us today for more information about how we can help alleviate your discomfort.