Physical therapy treatment addresses hand/wrist pain by assessing the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, bones, and joints in that region of the body. Hand/wrist pain may also accompany neck pain, elbow pain, or shoulder pain. Common causes of hand/wrist pain include carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tendonitis, Dupuytren's contracture, trigger finger, cysts, or fractures. You use your hands all the time, so if you injure them it will be difficult to use them. You should seek a physical therapist to relieve your wrist/hand pain if you have difficulty gripping things, have numbness, or have restricted motion.
When is the best
time to start
Typically, treatment should begin as early as possible. Treating a problem early helps to prevent it from becoming chronic and in the prevention of future problems.
freedom to move
Your Right to Choose
The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.