What is Wrist Pain?
Nothing makes you realize how much you use your elbows, wrists, and hands throughout the day like suffering pain in these body parts. By the time you shower, brush your teeth, get dressed, cook breakfast, and drive to work, you’ve already used your elbows, wrists, and hands hundreds of times. Elbow, wrist, or hand pain can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life. Whether the pain is caused by an injury, illness or other condition, one thing that can definitely help to relieve the pain and aid you in recovery is working with a licensed physical therapist.
Dr. Ried explaining Wrist Pain
How Physical Therapy Can Help Wrist 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.