Conditions We Treat
Elbow Wrist & Hand Pain
Elbow Wrist & Hand Pain Relief
Are you experiencing pain in your hands, wrists, or elbows, making even minor everyday activities difficult? We use our elbows, wrists, and hands for driving, preparing food, dressing and much more. It’s crucial to receive treatment for painful conditions as quickly as possible and to limit any further damage. A physical therapist can use a variety of techniques to treat pain in your elbows, hands, and wrists. Contact our office to see how physical therapy can help you reduce or even completely eliminate your pain!
What is Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Pain?
Elbow, hand, or wrist pain can occur when bones are broken, muscles are strained or sprained, and ligaments and tendons are torn or damaged. The pain associated with different conditions may cause intense, throbbing pain or it can be more of an achy or sore sensation. The pain may also come and go at different times, depending on the activity you’re engaging in. Whatever type of pain you’re experiencing a trained physical therapist can evaluate and treat the causes of your pain.
Causes of Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Pain
There are several causes of elbow, wrist, and hand pain. Whenever bones, muscles, ligaments or tendons in the hands, wrists, or elbows become damaged, you can experience pain. The following are a few specific causes of elbow, wrist, and hand pain.
How Physical Therapy Helps Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Pain
Physical therapy can lessen or eliminate pain in your elbows, wrists, and hands. It may even help you avoid surgery. Often, a physical therapist will work in conjunction with your primary care doctor to identify the root cause of your pain. After a full evaluation, a physical therapist will use therapeutic techniques to eliminate the pain. Your physical therapist can create a detailed therapy program that meets your specific needs. This may include manual therapy to improve soft tissue and joint mobility, heat therapy, ice therapy, electrical stimulation. A physical therapist may also give you exercises to complete at home and before you engage in specific activities. Physical therapy can help reduce pain, increase the range of motion, and improve the overall function in your elbows, wrists, and hands.
Whether it’s carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, or some other type of hand, wrist, or elbow pain, an experienced physical therapist can help you reduce or completely eliminate your painful condition. Ask us about our Class IV Laser. Physical therapy can help you get back in the game and more easily complete your daily activities.
If you’re suffering from elbow, wrist, or hand pain, be sure to contact us for a consultation. Our physical therapists are committed to helping you live a pain-free life. Visit us at Healing Hands Physical Therapy 58 Parkland Plaza, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.