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Hand and Wrist Pain

If you’ve ever had hand and wrist pain, you probably know how bothersome it can become. Hand and wrist pain can impede your ability to perform simple everyday tasks, like writing on paper, picking up objects, and even brushing your teeth. It can be especially uncomfortable if the pain occurs in your dominant hand and wrist.

Fortunately, if you’re dealing with hand and wrist pain, some treatments can alleviate many of the symptoms along with pain. Physical therapists can determine the cause of your hand and wrist pain and devise a plan to address it during treatment, so you can return to your normal activities as soon as possible.

Causes of Hand and Wrist Pain

Possible causes of hand and wrist pain are numerous. Here are a few of the most common: 

  • Osteoarthritis — Osteoarthritis is a type of degenerative joint disease that causes joint pain and stiffness. The symptoms of osteoarthritis can get worse over time and can occur in the hand and wrist.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome — Carpal tunnel syndrome can develop from frequent, repetitive movements. It’s caused by pressure placed on the median nerve.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis — Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that targets the joints over time. It may affect the joints everywhere in the body but most commonly impacts the hands and feet.

These are just some of the most common causes of hand and wrist pain, but there are plenty of others. The best way to determine the cause of your pain is by speaking with a physical therapist.

Symptoms You May Experience Along With Hand and Wrist Pain

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should consider consulting with a physical therapist:

  • Reduced mobility in the hand or wrist.
  • Loss of feeling or tingling in the hand or wrist.
  • Difficulty lifting objects or using the hand and wrist.
  • Swelling or warmth around the hand and wrist.

Treatments for Hand and Wrist Pain

Physical therapy is a great noninvasive treatment option regardless of the cause of your hand and wrist pain. You don’t have to live in pain and discomfort forever. Our REPAIR SI clinic is more than willing to provide treatment to give you an improved quality of life. Moreover, we don’t just offer physical therapy to our patients. REPAIR SI can perform a variety of services for their patients, including:

  • Physical therapy.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Chiropractic care.
  • Fitness training.

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