Elbow Wrist and Hand Pain Relief
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Discover the Benefits of Physical Therapy for the Upper Extremities
You continually use your elbows, wrists, and hands throughout the day – but nothing emphasizes how much you use them more than experiencing aches and pains throughout them. Whether you are in pain due to an accident, illness, or another underlying disease, it may have a substantial influence on your quality of life.
Consider the following scenario: you rise from bed, brush your teeth, wash, dress, prepare breakfast, and make your way to work. You’ve already used your elbows, wrists, and hands hundreds of times — and you’re just getting started! If you’re doing all of this while suffering from pain, it can make everyday living more challenging.
Fortunately, working with an experienced physical therapist in Eden Prairie, MN may help restore your active pain-free lifestyle..
How can physical therapy help with elbow, wrist, and hand pain?
In many circumstances, physical therapy treatments can also help you avoid harmful medications or invasive surgeries for nerve-damaging conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Wellspring Health Center’s innovative therapies may help reduce your pain, improve your range of motion, and get you back to living a pain-free life. Physical therapy can help you recover naturally without medications or surgery.
Our physical therapists develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your condition’s unique needs. This might involve a range of specialized treatments such as manual therapy, joint mobilization, myofascial release, and therapeutic exercises to restore strength and pain-free mobility.
Common symptoms of elbow, wrist, and hand pain
While acute elbow, wrist, or hand pain is often the consequence of an accident, long-term chronic pain may suggest repetitive stress, overuse, or degenerative joint conditions.
You may have pain ranging from mild to severe, and it may also be intermittent, meaning that it comes and goes throughout the day. Additionally, numbness or tingling in the extremities, particularly the fingers, may accompany the discomfort. This may make it difficult for you to function physically in a normal range, causing difficulties at work or with daily duties, depending on the severity of your symptoms.
Common causes of elbow, wrist, or hand pain
Listed below are a few of the most common conditions that may be the culprit for the pain you are feeling:
A fluid-filled sac called the “bursa” is located at the end of the elbow and acts as a cushion for the elbow bone, or “ulna.” When the bursa is pinched as a result of an injury or repeated activity, pain and inflammation may develop. Consequently, the condition is often seen in athletes and students.
Arthritis is a common condition that affects around 53 million Americans. Indeed, the Arthritis Foundation reports that it is the most prevalent kind of disability in the United States. There are numerous types of arthritis, but they are often caused by repetitive movements or an injury to the cartilage in the elbow, wrist, or hand joints. Physical therapy aids in the improvement of joint mobility, the reduction of inflammation, and the strengthening of supporting muscles.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a frequent kind of nerve compression injury that may cause discomfort in the elbow, wrist, or hand. It is produced by repeated pressure on the ulnar nerve, which is situated within the elbow and is often referred to as the “funny bone.” When the cubital tunnel and associated nerves are compressed, pain, numbness, and tingling, particularly in the ring and pinky fingers, may result.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Carpal tunnel syndrome affects around 5 percent of the population, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). For the most part, the carpal tunnel serves to safeguard your wrist’s median nerve and tendons that let you flex your fingers.
Nerve compression may occur if this tunnel becomes constricted, resulting in a range of symptoms, including tingling and numbness in the thumb, first, and second fingers. In addition, swelling and soreness in the hand and wrist are also possibilities. There are two main ways in which Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) may occur: either as a result of an accident, or as a result of repeated job-related usage.
Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow
Tennis elbow is a term that refers to pain on the lateral or outside aspect of the elbow, while golfer’s elbow is a term that refers to pain on the medial or inside portion of the elbow. Both of these ailments are the consequence of repeated usage and may be related to a range of activites, not simply those associated with the sports for which they are named. Physical therapy is the ideal treatment option for either of these problems because it corrects the underlying joint and soft tissue restrictions that are straining the tendons and quickly lessens inflammation.
Pain may come from strains and sprains to the elbow, wrist, or hand. Strains are muscle or tendon injuries, while sprains are ligament injuries. These injuries are most often caused by sudden overstretching of the ligaments or tendons, such as falling on an extended arm or catching something heavy.
If you are suffering any of the symptoms associated with the conditions listed above, or if you are experiencing chronic pain that will not go away, call our Eden Prairie, MN office today for a free consultation.
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Don’t let elbow, wrist, or hand pain reduce your quality of life any longer!
If you are looking for an Eden Prairie, MN physical therapist, contact our office today for a complimentary consultation and meet with one of our experienced team members. We would love to restore your active pain-free lifestyle.