Living With Upper Extremity Pain? The Running Physio Could Provide Relief
Have simple tasks like lifting a coffee cup become difficult or painful?
Every small movement might be excruciating if you have pain in your hand, wrist, or elbow. We’re happy to help.
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Common Causes Of Hand, Elbow, And Wrist Pain
Do you know exactly how you injured yourself and when the pain began, or do it come on without warning? Many people don’t notice when they have injured themselves, they only notice the pain that comes after it’s happened.
Below are some of the common causes of hand, wrist, and elbow pain.
Tendinitis is known as an “overuse injury,” because it develops over time. It can occur when tendons become inflamed, resulting in swelling and pain, especially with movement of the affected area.
Fractures in the wrist and forearm area are common injuries associated with falls, as the natural response is to try and catch yourself. During the healing phase, typically while in a cast or after surgery, the fingers, wrist, and elbow become very stiff, and range of motion and strength can be lost.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The carpal tunnel is a thin canal positioned beneath the palm of your hand on your wrist. Its job is to keep the median nerve and the tendons that allow you to bend your fingers safe. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by excessive pressure on the median nerve, which causes crowding and irritation of the carpal tunnel. Numbness, stiffness, or pain can radiate through your fingers, hands, wrists, or forearms as a result of this illness. We will treat your carpal tunnel issues safely and comfortably at The Running Physio so you can avoid surgery.
If you injured one of the nerves that run through your elbow, forearm, wrist, or hand, you may be experiencing numbness, tingling, or loss of temperature sensations. In severe cases, muscle function is altered and paralysis can occur. Nerve injuries are usually caused by overuse and result in swelling, which inhibits proper circulation, affecting the ability of the nerve to function properly.
Tennis elbow is a common term for lateral (outside) epicondylitis. It happens with repetitive tasks that often involve gripping and extending the wrist such as when holding a tennis racket, paintbrush, or hammer. Severe tenderness will be present around the outside of your elbow and can cause pain with gripping objects, lifting objects, and twisting of the forearm.
The term “golfer’s elbow” refers to medial (inside) epicondylitis. It’s like tennis elbow, but the discomfort is on the inside of the elbow. Overuse of the muscles that flex your wrist and fingers causes discomfort, which leads to this injury.
Sprain / Strain
Sprains and strains are very common in the hand, wrist, and elbow and can occur from a quick overstretching of the tissues or from prolonged heavy work over time. This overstretching can cause a tear, which then triggers swelling, causing pain and challenges in movement.
You could recognise your discomfort from the list above, or you might be having a completely different experience. Regardless, start by contacting The Running Physio so our therapists can determine the source of your pain, offer treatment options, and get you on your way to living a life free of the pain that is obstructing your life. Request your appointment today!
The Benefits Of Physiotherapy For Elbow, Wrist, And Hand Pain
Physiotherapy is particularly effective at reducing discomfort in the hands, wrists, and elbows. Our hands-on therapy helps to relieve pain and increase circulation while also activating nerves to help them operate normally again.
Our physiotherapists are experts in mobility and joint issues, and can cure your symptoms while also determining what’s causing your pain.
The Running Physio offers modern treatment options to help relieve pain, improve range of motion, and get you back to living your life normally. Get Rid Of Upper Extremity Discomfort With Physiotherapy
Please contact The Running Physio now to schedule an appointment with one of our trained staff members if elbow, wrist, or hand pain is interfering with your quality of life.
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