Hand and wrist pain

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

The nerve in your wrist becomes compressed causing symptoms such as pain, numbness or pins and needles in your hand. This is often worse at night. Can benefit from splinting and stretches.

DEQUERVAIN’S

The structure around the tendon just above your thumb becomes swollen. People who use their hands a lot including, racket sports, golf, bowls and rowers can suffer with this. Responds well to ultrasound, stretches and specific exercises.

WRIST FRACTURE

After a wrist fracture it is extremely important to get the wrist and elbow moving once it has healed and get your strength back, and rehabilitate to return to full activity levels.

GOLFER'S ELBOW

The inside of your elbow becomes painful where the muscle and tendon complex insert. Usually aggravated by lots of gripping activities. Responds very well to massage, ultrasound and stretches.

OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA)

This occurs when the protective cartilage at the end of the bone starts to break down and causes pain, stiffness and swelling of the joint and leads to difficulty moving. It can effect most of your joints, most commonly being knees, hips, back, neck, shoulders and fingers. Physiotherapy can be very helpful with OA using treatments such as mobilisation, exercises, acupuncture etc.

REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI)

Repetitive movement and overuse aggravates the muscles, nerves and tendons resulting in pain. Overworking on the computer keyboard or mouse and repetitive gripping activities such as using secateurs are some of the most common causes.

TENNIS ELBOW

The outside of your elbow becomes painful where the muscle and tendon complex insert. Often aggravated by repetitive gripping activities, use of hands or computer mouse work. Responds very well to massage, ultrasound and stretches.

WEAR AND TEAR

See osteoarthritis.

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