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.
Wrist pain is often caused by sprains or fractures from sudden injuries, but it can also result from long-term problems, 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.
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!
With accurate assessment and early treatment, most wrist pain responds extremely quickly to physiotherapy, allowing you to quickly resume pain-free and normal activities of daily living.
Operating from our Dandenong or Noble Park clinic, we’ll develop a personalised wrist pain treatment plan that may include:
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.