Types of Treatment
Hand & Wrist Physical Therapy Raleigh-Durham, Fayetteville & Surrounding North Carolina Cities
A physical therapist can help ease hand and wrist pain through many avenues. Therapy for the hand and wrist will prioritize mobility and strength of the joints and muscles that surround the hand and wrist and activities to avoid while you heal. It is important to seek PT early in the healing process so your hand and wrist can function normally as quickly as possible.
Common Causes of Hand and Wrist Pain
Hand and wrist pain can happen from an injury or gradually over time. Sudden wrist pain happens due to muscle strains, ligaments sprains, or fractures and typically from breaking a fall with an outstretched hand. Over time, conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and arthritis can occur from overuse or joint wear and tear. Carpal tunnel syndrome will typically produce numbness and tingling in the wrist and fingers. Osteoarthritis can occur in any joints in the hand or wrist, most commonly in the base of the thumb. If you are struggling with hand and wrist pain of any sort, our therapists at Break Through in Raleigh-Durham and Fayetteville can help return your pain and symptoms to normal.
Stretches to Help with Hand/Wrist Pain
Many exercises can help with hand and wrist pain. Your physical therapist will guide you on the number of times per day and the amount of time to hold each stretch. The most common stretches that physical therapists recommend include moving the wrist up and/or down and extending the fingers back with your other hand. This will stretch either the top or bottom aspect of the forearm to the tips of the fingers.
How Physical Therapy Can Help
Seeing a physical therapist is an integral step in how to help wrist pain. Your physical therapist will conduct a thorough examination to determine what is causing your wrist and hand pain, improve the mobility in the area, and improve muscle strength and function, all so you can get back to using your hand and wrist with as little pain as possible. Physical therapy can help with pain after surgery, from a sprain or strain, or from an injury that developed over time. Make sure to schedule an appointment at BreakThrough so our therapists can help you through your pain!
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