We provide hand and wrist pain treatments for a wide range of conditions including; carpal tunnel, arthritis in the wrist and hands, finger joint pain and repetitive strain injuries.
The wrist and hand joints are often prone to Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) – especially if you spend many hours typing, whether using a PC keyboard, tablet or phone.
The hands and wrists will also be working extra hard if you have a physical job which involves heavy lifting or fine machinery and other equipment, or if you’re a manual therapist like us!
In any case, RSI involves chronically tight and overused muscles in the forearm and hands, and a strain through the ligaments which support the joints – which can lead to inflammation and pain in the wrists and hands.
If not managed well, over time these conditions may lead to early onset of arthritis in the wrist or hand joints. These are also often the first joints to be affected by systemic forms of arthritis such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as the more common Osteoarthritis.
Another common condition in this area is ‘Carpal Tunnel Syndrome’. This can manifest as pain, tingling or ‘pins & needles’ in the hand, and is due to compression of the nerves which supply the wrist and hand.
It’s also possible to experience symptoms in the wrist and hand as a result of nerve compression high up in the neck, where the nerves to the hand originate from.
Occasionally, we also help patients as part of their rehabilitation process after a fracture or an injury leading to muscle or ligament strain.