Elbow Wrist & Hand Pain Relief
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Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, and Massage Therapy Can Help Provide You With Relief for Aches and Pains in Your Upper Extremities!
Whether you’re experiencing pain due to an injury, ailment, or some other underlying condition, it can greatly impact your quality of life.
While you use your elbows, wrists, and hands constantly throughout the day, nothing will make you realize just how much you use them like feeling the aches and pains within them.
Just imagine your typical morning: you get out of bed, brush your teeth, shower, get dressed, make breakfast, and begin your commute to work. At this point, you’ve already used your elbows, wrists, and hands hundreds of times – and you’re still at the beginning of your day!
Fortunately, you can find relief or even experience a full recovery by working with a licensed physiotherapist, chiropractor, or massage therapist in Oakville, ON.
Book an appointment with Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation today to get started on relieving your elbow, wrist or hand pain, and using them the way they were meant to be.
How will physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy help with my elbow, wrist, and hand pains?
Whatever the cause of your elbow, wrist, or hand pain may be, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy can help you. Our advanced treatments at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation can help relieve your pain, restore your range of motion, and get you back to living your normal life.
In many cases, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy treatments can even help you eliminate the need for harmful painkillers or invasive surgical procedures, like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Our Oakville, ON physiotherapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists will create a personalized treatment plan unique to the specific needs of your condition. This may include any combination of specialized treatments, such as manual therapy, pain and inflammation-reducing modalities (like acupuncture), and most importantly, specific therapeutic exercises to restore strength and pain-free motion.
What’s causing my elbow, wrist, and hand pain?
Listed below are a few of the most common conditions that may be the culprit for the pain you are feeling:
Sprains and strains to the elbow, wrist, or hand can also result in pain. Sprains refer more to the ligaments, which connect bone to bone, whereas strains refer to muscle or tendon injuries. These injuries typically occur from improper loading, such as a fall on an outstretched arm, or catching something heavy.
Arthritis is a very common condition that impacts 1 in every 5 Canadians. It was previously thought that arthritis was caused by repetitive motions or loading that impacts the cartilage in the joints of the elbow, wrist, or hand. We know this is not the case. We do know that physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy helps to improve joint motion, reduce inflammation, and strengthen the surrounding supportive muscles. But really, you could have just chosen your parents a little more wisely.
At the end of the elbow is a fluid-filled sac called the “bursa” that serves as a cushion to the elbow bone, or “ulna.” When that bursa is compressed due to an injury or repetitive motion, it can lead to pain and swelling. Because of this, it is common to see elbow bursitis in athletes and students.
Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow
Tennis elbow refers to pain on the lateral or outside aspect of the elbow, whereas golfer’s elbow refers to pain on the medial or inside aspect of the elbow. Both of these injuries are a result of improper loading or repetitive use injuries and can be attributed to a variety of different tasks, not just the sports they are named after. Physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy are the best treatments for either of these conditions, because it restores the underlying joint and soft tissue limitations that are causing strain to the tendons, and reduces the inflammation quite rapidly.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
The main job of the carpal tunnel is to protect the median nerve on the inside of your wrist, as well as the tendons you use to bend the fingers. However, it is possible for this tunnel to become constricted, and when it does, nerve compression can result, leading to a variety of symptoms, such as numbness and tingling in the thumb, 1st, and 2nd fingers. In addition to pain in the wrist and hand, swelling in the hand and fingers is even possible. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) can be caused by an injury or by repetitive job-related use, such as assembly-line work, keyboard-heavy work, or driving heavy machinery.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a common form of nerve compression damage that can lead to elbow, wrist, and hand pain. It is caused by repetitive pressure on the ulnar nerve, which is located inside of the elbow and is known as your “funny bone.” When pressure is put on the cubital tunnel and surrounding nerves, it can cause pain, numbness, and tingling, especially to the ring and pinky fingers.
Referral from your neck
Don’t waste countless time and resources on therapy or other pain relieving procedures, unless you’ve screened your neck first. You’d be surprised how often that “carpal tunnel” pain and paresthesias resolves with some simple neck movements.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms caused by the conditions above, or if you have persistent elbow, wrist, or hand pain that won’t seem to go away, contact Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation in Oakville, ON as soon as possible for an appointment.
Are you experiencing these symptoms?
Short-term pain in the elbow, wrist, or hand may result from an injury, but long-term chronic pain may indicate other underlying factors. Your pain level may be mild to severe. It can be intermittent, meaning it comes and goes at different points throughout the day, or constant. You may be experiencing some other symptoms accompanying the pain, including numbness or tingling in the extremities, especially in the fingers. This can make it difficult for you to physically perform in a range that is normal for you, creating issues with work, completing everyday tasks, or performing in your favourite activity, depending on the seriousness of your condition.
Find effective pain relief for your upper extremities today!
Don’t let elbow, wrist, or hand pain and functional limitations reduce your quality of life any longer! If you are looking for an Oakville, ON physiotherapist, chiropractor, or massage therapist, then contact Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation today for an appointment and to meet with one of our dedicated team members.
We will be happy to get you back to living the healthy and physically active life you deserve!