Elbow, wrist, and hand injuries generally, but not always, arise from overuse. Given the fine nature of the structures in all of these joints they are highly susceptible to injury.
Our team of dedicated physios can quite easily handle your elbow, wrist, and hand injuries and provide you with the best advice and treatment to relieve pain, and restore strength and function if you’re suffering from any of these injuries.
Items like tennis elbow, wrist, and thumb braces, and gutter splints might all be used to complement your rehab.
Conditions of the elbow, wrist, and hand we commonly treat include:
- Tennis elbow
- Biceps tendonitis
- Golfers elbow
- Elbow ligament tears
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- De Quervains tenosynovitis
- Mallet finger
- Nerve entrapments
- ∙Intersection syndrome
- Thumb osteoarthritis
- TFCC tears
Here are some tips for relieving elbow, wrist, and hand pain:
Rest and ice: If you’ve been experiencing pain due to overuse or injury, it’s important to give your affected area some rest. Applying ice to the area can also help reduce inflammation and pain.
Stretching and strengthening exercises: Stretching and strengthening exercises can help alleviate pain and prevent future injuries. Work with a physical therapist or healthcare professional to find exercises that are appropriate for your condition.
Ergonomic adjustments: If you’re experiencing pain due to repetitive movements, consider making ergonomic adjustments to your workspace. This may include adjusting your desk or chair height, using a different mouse or keyboard, or using wrist supports.
Medications: Over-the-counter pain medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to alleviate pain and improve function. Talk to your doctor about whether surgery is an option for you.