Wrist Pain

 

The range of conditions involving the wrist include

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Soft tissue injuries like strains, impingements, ruptures
  • Nerve conditions such as Carpal tunnel syndrome

 Your physiotherapist is well placed to help you regain function and settle pain.

 

The wrist bones have intricate interrelated movements to give suppleness, control and power. Mostly these areas work well without problems but when in need consider how physical therapies can help.

 

After fractures the wrist and hand is weak, stiff and sore. With the right advice and hands on treatment, your recovery is under way. Testing with objective measures like grip strength help with goal setting for return to work, sport or daily activities. Consideration of the whole person, the rest of the body and the mind, helps to overcome barriers and regain full activity.

 

Sprains can occur and part of the management is making sure a more serious condition such as a fracture or dislocation is not overlooked. X rays or other imaging may be required. Management with exercises, tape, laser therapy, and manual techniques aid rapid recovery.

 

Similarly for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) support, exercises and activity modification play a role and are all conservative options, with another option apart from physiotherapy being surgery.

Call us on 4632 6233

 

 

 



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