What is Elbow Pain?
Pain in the elbow, wrist, or hand can be a short-term condition due to an injury, or it can be a long-lasting, chronic condition due to illness or other factors. The pain can range from mild to severe, and it can be constant or intermittent (coming and going at different times during the day.) In addition to pain, you might experience other symptoms such as numbness or tingling in the extremities, especially the fingers. Elbow, wrist, and hand pain can make it difficult to carry out work tasks, or even day-to-day tasks at home, if it is severe enough.
Dr. Ried explaining Elbow Pain
How Physical Therapy Can Help Elbow Pain
The good news is that no matter what the cause of your elbow, wrist, or hand pain is, physical therapy can likely help to restore your range of motion, relieve the pain, and get you back to your regular life. In fact, physical therapy can often help people avoid the need for surgery for conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome. Your physical therapist will work to create an individualized course of therapy to treat your elbow, wrist, or hand pain. This can include a wide range of treatments, such as manual therapy, heat and ice treatments, ultrasound, and specific stretching exercises.