Frustrated With Wrist Pain ?
According to a 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, hand and wrist injuries combined for 16.8 lost work days per 10,000 full-time workers
Does This Sound Like You?
- Pain with carrying bags
- Hard time opening doors
- Pain with typing or texting
- Tightness in your forearms
- Numbness or tingling in your hands?
- Pain or weakness when trying to open jars or door handles?
- Weakness in your grip strength?
How Are We Different with Treatment?
Due to the multi-joint muscles found in the wrist, injuries or pain to either structure is likely connected to its counterpart. Our therapists will likely work from the neck down to assure they are finding the root cause of the problem. Releasing tight muscles or using various modalities will likely only offer temporary release which is why our therapists will do a thorough assessment to determine the root cause of your issue.
The muscles in your forearm can sometimes compensate for larger muscles found in your upper arm. The smaller forearm muscles try to assist or take on large movements which they are not trained for and become overworked. This will lead them to becoming very tight. If this is the case, simple stretching and muscle releases will only be temporary and the issue will only resolve if the underlying compensation pattern is corrected.
Light stretching and general strengthening is generally safe to do with wrist injuries. There should be no pain while doing any of the rehab. Small wrist circles are a great way to actively move through pain free ranges of motion. Isometric strengthening can be used by pushing your wrist against your other arm or against a sturdy surface and holding for 10 seconds at a time.
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