- Median Nerve: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Pronator Syndrome
- Ulnar Nerve: Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and Guyon’s Canal Syndrome
- Radial Nerve: Radial Nerve Syndrome and Posterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome
- De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis/Tendinitis/Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Post-Operative Ligamentous Surgeries.
- Wrist Sprain/Strain
- Post-Operative Wrist and Fingers Rehabilitation
Wrist and Hand Pain
This pain can result from a variety of sources, such as overuse, repetitive activities. Poor posture, repetitive activities such as typing, fine movement and twisting can cause irritation of the wrist and hand complex. This can affect the mobility of the elbow, wrist and hands.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the compression of the median nerve in a narrow (tunnel) where the nerve passes surrounded by bones and ligament on the palm of the hand. Symptoms can include numbness, tingling, pain and weakness alongside all muscles that are innervated with the median nerve. It is a very common condition. A pressure is applied to the median nerve due to tightness of the ligaments around the carpal tunnel. That causes tingling, pain and even loss. One of the main causes of carpal tunnel syndrome is overusing and repetitive activities.
The most common fractures around the wrist joint are called Colles’ fracture and Smith’s fracture. Another common fracture of the wrist and hand is the Scaphoid fracture, which is a small bone in the hand.
Tendon Repair & Post-surgery Rehab
The most common surgeries in the elbow, wrist and hand involve repair of tendons and ligaments in these regions.
Sprain / Strain
Usually, sprains and strains of the hand, wrist and elbow occur due to quick overstretching of the tissues causing micro-tearing and subsequent injury. Symptoms include swelling inflammation, pain and difficulty with movement.
Our physiotherapy approach depends on severity of the injury or nerve compression. We always start with a thorough assessment to figure out the impairment and set up the plan of care accordingly. Our main target is to relieve your swelling, pain and begin restoring range of motion and eventually restore normal strength.
At “BetterLife Physiotherapy” we focus on hands-on treatments to mobilize joints and stretch tight tissues. That is to improve the mobility of the wrist and relieve some pressure off the nerve compression. Ultrasound and other modalities can reduce swelling and reduce pressure on the nerve. Also, home exercises for stretching and range of motion can improve flexibility of the wrist and maintain proper bone gliding, in addition to functional strengthening exercises to improve and make a complete safe and quick recovery.