Pain in the elbow, hand, and wrist can impair a person’s ability to perform activities of daily living like driving, cooking, or writing. Pain, numbness, tingling or weakness can take away one’s ability to work as well. Chiropractic is a non-invasive approach, supporting the body’s healing process. Our team offers tailored treatment programs to reduce discomfort, and improve range of motion in the elbow, hand, and wrist.
What are common causes of Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Pain?
The elbow is a frequently used joint and pain is often a result of overuse. Repetitive stress injuries like tennis elbow result from injury to surrounding elbow tendons due to repeated movements. Pain can also result from sprains, arthritis, or bursitis.
The structure of the hand is complex. People that tend to clench or grip a lot can develop a ”trigger finger”. Pain can accompany a trigger finger because there is inflammation of the tendon sheath of the first finger. Those who do not seek treatment may see their finger assume a constantly bent position.
One leading cause of wrist pain is carpal tunnel syndrome. In such an instance, the carpal tunnel narrows, entrapping the nerve within it. People who develop this condition can experience tingling, numbness, or pain. Disturbance of sleep is common and shaking of the hand and wrist sometimes provides temporary relief. This feeling may not only be felt at the wrist, but also along the first two fingers, thumb, and forearm.
Elbow, Hand, and Wrist respond well to Chiropractic Care
Every case is unique, and symptoms may present differently with elbow, hand, and wrist pain. Chiropractic and physiotherapy can be used in a treatment program for carpal tunnel, trigger finger, and tennis elbow. Treatment is tailored to the needs of each patient after a thorough assessment. Chiropractic treatment has been known to reduce inflammation, improve nerve function, and increase mobility for those experiencing pain in the elbow, hand, and wrist.