Wrist Pain Treatment & Management

Are you putting up with wrist pain on a daily basis? Whether it’s from playing sports or typing on a computer, our day-to-day routines tend to take their toll on our wrists, and any pain in these joints can be debilitating.

There are many common causes of wrist pain, including sprains and fractures, as well as long-term conditions such as repetitive stress, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist pain occurs from many potential sources of everyday life, from sports injuries and work-related injuries to simple everyday arm use.

Because so many factors can lead to wrist pain, diagnosing the exact cause can be difficult. However, an accurate diagnosis is essential for proper treatment and healing – that’s why a2z Health Group provides tailored wrist pain treatment and management services at our Noble Park and Dandenong clinics.

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What causes wrist injuries?

Wrist injuries often occur when you fall forward onto your outstretched hand – this can cause sprains, strains and even fractures.

Repetitive stress injuries arise from repetitive wrist motions like hitting a tennis ball or simply working in a job where you perform the same movement for hours on end without a break. These injuries often cause a great deal of inflammation and need to be addressed immediately to restore wrist function and prevent long-term problems.

Carpal tunnel syndrome develops when there’s increased pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel, a passageway in the palm side of your wrist. Often this type of pain renders the wrist and hand in a state where you simply can’t use it at all.


Investigations immediately after a traumatic injury such as a fall on an outstretched arm will be important to rule in or out any bone injuries in the wrist. Your physiotherapist will place great attention in assessing the cause of your wrist pain and the current state of your wrist. We will look at strength, wrist movement, swelling, nerve structures, ligaments and tendons. Our primary goal here is to develop a treatment program to get you back on track!


If wrist pain is accurately diagnosed and treated early, it typically responds to physiotherapy very quickly, allowing you to resume your daily activities pain-free. Operating from our Dandenong or Noble Park clinic, we’ll develop a personalised wrist pain treatment plan that may include: Manual therapy; Bracing; Exercises to improve strength and movement; Heating/icing; Dry needling; Electrotherapy; Sport specific exercises.

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If you’re interested in arranging an initial consultation with our fully qualified and highly experienced physiotherapists, please don’t hesitate to book an appointment online. We also provide treatment for back pain, neck pain, whiplash, sciatica and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions.

A Physiotherapy session involves our Physiotherapist taking you through a thorough professional physical assessment followed by a diagnosis of your specific problem. Physiotherapists help you understand what causes the problems and related injuries as part of our educational approach to integrating the treatment with your lifestyle. This is then followed by a variety of treatment techniques and exercises to assist your return to mobility and full function.


The average physiotherapy session varies from 20 – 30 minutes, with most patients receiving a structured series of exercise and stretches to do at home to complement their treatment in our physiotherapy clinic. All our treatments are one-on-one in private treatment rooms – we never see more than one patient at a time. You do not need a Doctor’s referral to see our Physiotherapists and health funds will pay a rebate for part of the cost of your physio consultation.

Our Physiotherapists use the latest hands-on techniques such as joint mobilisation, manipulation, stretching, taping, soft tissue techniques and dry needling to assist in pain management and injury recovery. We also focus on personalised exercise programs involving biomechanical analysis, specific muscle activation, strengthening and conditioning exercises, balance and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, postural correction, and core stability training to assist in the restoration of the physical function, injury rehabilitation and performance of the body.


Physiotherapists are experts in the prevention of all kinds of injury, particularly sports injuries. We work with health club practitioners and provide advice or complement training techniques in preventing injury. Our physiotherapists will discuss any important lifestyle factors such as training programs, sporting goals, workstation setups and postural correction to help prevent problems from recurring or better still, from happening in the first place. In many cases there is more than one cause of your pain, especially if it is a chronic or recurring problem.

Whether you have injured yourself while working out in the health club, doing normal activities at home, at work or on the sporting field, our Physiotherapists will help you recover in a speedy, complicated-free treatment to get you back to your normal activities. Physiotherapists focus on the assessment, maintenance and restoration of the physical function and performance of the body and minimise your chance of re-injury. Getting you back to your fitness regime quickly is what Physiotherapists aim for.

At your initial visit your physiotherapist will perform a thorough physical assessment enabling them to diagnose your condition. Once your condition has been diagnosed your physiotherapist will then explain it to you and specific treatment will be recommended and commenced to help solve your problem. This process is likely to take around 40 minutes.

A Doctor’s referral is welcome but not necessary if you are attending one of our clinics as a private patient. You do however require a referral from your Doctor if your problem is related to a motor vehicle accident, or if you are a Veterans’ Affairs patient.


You do not need a Doctor’s referral if your problem is related to a workplace injury. However, your first medical certificate will need to come from your Doctor.

If you are in a Private health Insurance Fund and are covered for Ancillary Cover or “extras’’ then you will be eligible to receive a rebate. Currently there is only limited funding for treatment of chronic conditions via Medicare.

At our clinics we use an electronic payments and claiming system called HICAP’s. This system allows you to automatically claim your rebate from your Health Fund immediately following your treatment. All you need is to present your Health Fund Card to one of our receptionists who instantly process your claim. Once this is completed all you are required to do is pay the ‘gap amount’ (the difference between the treatment fee and the rebate you received from the Health Fund). This can be paid with cash, cheque, credit card or EFTPOS.

There are some provisions for limited physiotherapy costs to be covered under Medicare. To qualify for this you must be suffering from a condition that has been present, or is likely to be present for at least 6 months and your GP must be currently using a personally managed EPC (Enhanced Primary Care) multidisciplinary plan. If you meet these two criteria then this may enable you to receive up to 5 Medicare funded treatments per year. To find out all necessary details ask your GP or contact us for more information.

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Dandenong Clinic

1/82 Stud Road
Dandenong VIC 3175

Noble Park Clinic

128 Chandler Rd, Noble Park VIC 3174, Australia