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Elbow Wrist & Hand Pain Relief Irving, Euless & Grapevine, TX

Elbow Wrist & Hand Pain Relief

Because your hands and arms are so interconnected, a task or injury that involves one part, such as your forearm, can end up causing everything from finger numbness to elbow pain.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Typing, writing and jobs that require repetitive lifting are possible causes for developing the condition known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). The debilitating syndrome is named for the tunnel surrounding the nerves connecting your wrist, hand and fingers. Overly stressing this tunnel can lead to the aching wrist and numb fingers associated with CTS. In addition, hormone fluctuations can put patients more at risk for CTS, so pregnant women and women between the ages of 34-60 may be more likely to experience these symptoms.

Early intervention — especially physical therapy — may help you avoid surgery. Hand and arm movements designed to build flexibility and strength decrease CTS pain and numbness, while easing inflammation and decreasing further pressure on the median nerve.

In addition, our physical therapist will show you techniques to stretch your forearms and wrists as well as how to perform your repetitive tasks more safely in order to prevent re-injury.

Additional Conditions

While CTS is a common issue for which patients seek our help, we treat numerous conditions affecting the hands, elbows and wrists. Among them are:

  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis/Golf Elbow
  • Fractures
  • Sprains

How are these conditions treated?

The first step in dealing with hand, wrist or elbow pain is evaluating the source of that pain. Often that’s done in conjunction with your primary care physician, but — especially when the pain isn’t connected to an obvious event such as an injury — our evaluation helps further assess your current strength and flexibility capabilities. Our Physical Therapists also note the specific hand and arm positions at which you experience pain.

After your evaluation, the first priority is to use therapeutic techniques to eliminate the pain as soon as possible. Then we’ll begin to focus on increasing your range of motion through active and passive stretching. Finally, exercises to increase strength will be added that you will likely be able to continue even after your course of physical therapy treatment is over, so you can maintain your lifestyle pain free.

Ready to feel better? Contact Us today at Irving, Euless, Grapevine, colleyville, highland park & grapevine,TX Centers for a consult.

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