Hand & Wrist Pain
Hand and wrist pain can make it difficult to complete even the simplest daily tasks. Whether the pain is a result of arthritis, a jammed finger, or numbness from carpal tunnel, it can be difficult to complete necessary jobs at work or physical activity. Often times, skilled therapy can be the difference between having a nagging hand injury that lasts for months and being pain free.
With 27 bones and 20 muscles, plus all of their associated ligaments, joints, and tendons, there are a lot of structures in the hand and wrist to injure. A PT Solutions physical therapist, occupational therapist, or certified hand therapist will be able to determine the source of your pain and treat accordingly.
Arthritis is a common occurrence in the hand and is associated with weak grip strength, pain, and loss of range of motion in the hand and wrist. Our skilled therapists at PT Solutions will use an effective combination of manual therapy and exercise to improve strength and function while decreasing pain.
Along with sprains/strains and arthritis, carpal tunnel is a common cause of dysfunction in the hand and wrist. Many potential sources can refer pain in a similar pattern to carpal tunnel. A PT Solutions physical therapist will be able to perform a full evaluation and look for other potential sources of symptoms (nerve entrapment, active trigger points, cervical dysfunction). They will use manual therapy techniques specifically for the treatment of carpal tunnel and help correct postural deficits that may contribute to the symptoms.