Wrist Pain or Injury

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Article by John Miller

Wrist Pain

Wrist Pain

Wrist pain or injury is common and can usually be successfully diagnosed and treated by your physiotherapist. Wrist pain can occur as a result of sports injuries, work injuries or simply everyday arm use. 

An accurate diagnosis is vital to the correct management of your wrist pain. Wrist pain can be caused by local muscle, tendon or joint injury. Alternatively, wrist pain can be referred from your neck joints or a trapped nerve. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the best known nerve entrapment of the wrist.

Wrist pain and injury respond favourably to physiotherapy intervention when early treatment is sought. Please do not delay in consulting your physiotherapist if you experience wrist pain. Some wrist conditions do require surgery, so early assessment and intervention is important.

Common Sources of Wrist Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cramps
  • de Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Hand or Wrist Arthritis
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neck Arm Pain
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Common Wrist Treatments

    With accurate assessment and early treatment, most wrist pain responds extremely quickly to physiotherapy allowing you to quickly resume pain-free and normal activities of daily living.

    Please ask you physiotherapist for their professional treatment advice.

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    Wrist Pain Treatment

  • Early Injury Treatment
  • Avoid the HARM Factors
  • What to do after a Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain?
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Sub-Acute Soft Tissue Injury Treatment
  • Scapular Stabilisation Exercises
  • Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Ergonomics
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Brace or Support
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Heat Packs
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Neurodynamics
  • Prehabilitation
  • Strength Exercises
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
  • Wrist Pain FAQs

  • Common Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques
  • What is Pain?
  • Physiotherapy & Exercise
  • How Does Kinesiology Tape Reduce Swelling?
  • Heat Packs. Why does heat feel so good?
  • Sports Injury? What to do? When?
  • What are the Common Massage Therapy Techniques?
  • What are the Early Warning Signs of an Injury?
  • What Can You Do To Help Arthritis?
  • What is a TENS Machine?
  • What is Chronic Pain?
  • What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?
  • What is Nerve Pain?
  • What is Sports Physiotherapy?
  • What to expect when you visit PhysioWorks?
  • What's the Benefit of Stretching Exercises?
  • Why do your Joints Click?
  • Buy Helpful Products for Wrist Pain

    Wrist Injuries

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    Last updated 10-Aug-2017 10:19 AM

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