Some of the more common types of wrist injuries and disorders are described below, call our experienced physical therapists and with their help you can learn stretching and strengthening exercises to get you back in the game.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, which happens when a nerve that runs from your forearm into your palm becomes squeezed at the wrist, affects approximately 6 percent of adults. This symptom causes pain, weakness, and numbness in the hand. This syndrome is a result of a pinched nerve in your wrist. It can be caused by the positioning of your wrists while using the keyboard, prolonged exposure to the vibration of power tools, typing or playing the piano. Ganglion cysts, which are noncancerous lumps or masses.
Tennis elbow results from overuse of the elbow from playing sports like tennis or racquetball. With overuse, there is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles to the elbow bones.
Golfer’s elbow is an overuse injury like tennis elbow, but the pain is located at the inside of the elbow instead of the outer side. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. It is caused by wear and tear of the joints. There are different types of arthritis that can affect the joints in the elbow, wrist, and hand. Typically, there is pain, inflammation, and stiffness.
Osteoarthritis is the most common kind of arthritis. It occurs when the cartilage at the ends of bones wears away and bone rubs against bone. Pain can become chronic. This type of arthritis is typically progressive and can limit your daily activities.
Gout, which is a form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in your joints. Sprains and strains, which are injuries to ligaments and injuries to muscles or tendons. Tendinitis, inflammation of a tendon, usually due to overuse.
Fractures to the elbow, wrist, or hand can cause pain. Likely, you’ll have to rest your fracture and may even be in a splint for a while. This period of immobilization can lead to weakness and loss of range of motion.
WRIST & HAND
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Wrist/Hand injuries and fractures
Strain or Sprains
De Quervain’s Tendonitis
Hand and Finger Joint Replacement
Hand and Wrist Dislocations and Fractures
Hand and Wrist Nerve Injuries