Don’t Let Elbow, Wrist, And Hand Pain Keep You From Enjoying Life.
Seek Help With Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Assisted Stretching, Or Personal Training.
Have you found yourself trying to live with pain in your hands, wrists, or elbows? Is this pain making your life less enjoyable and simple tasks harder to complete? Do you find yourself having to adjust your routine, or ask for help with things you can normally do yourself? You are not alone. If you have pain in your hand, wrist, or elbow, every little movement can be quite unpleasant. We understand that being in pain can take joy right out of life. That is why we suggest you work with a licensed Midland or Freeland, MI physical therapist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, massage therapist, assisted stretching provider, or personal trainer so they can get to the root cause of your pain, and help provide the relief you seek. Call our clinic today at (989) 341-1070 for the help you have been looking for!
Why Are My Elbows, Hands, And Wrists Bothering Me?
Do you remember a time when you were not having pain in your hands, wrists, or elbow? Do you know exactly how you injured yourself and when the pain began, or did it come on without warning? Either way, help is here.
Below are some of the common causes of hand, wrist, and elbow pain.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Your carpal tunnel is the narrow channel located on your wrist under the palm. Its purpose is to protect the median nerve and tendons you use to bend your fingers. When excessive pressure is put on the median nerve, crowding and irritation of the carpal tunnel takes place. This leads to carpal tunnel syndrome and causes numbness, stiffness, or pain that can radiate through your fingers, hands, wrists, or forearms. At Midland Sports Rehab and Freeland Sports Rehab, we will safely and comfortably treat your carpal tunnel symptoms so you can avoid surgery.
- Fracture – Fractures in the wrist and forearm area are common injuries associated with falls. This is due to the natural response of putting your arms out when trying to catch yourself. During the healing phase, typically while in a cast or after surgery, the fingers, wrist, and elbow become very stiff. Causing the range of motion and strength to be lost.
- Tendinitis – Tendinitis is known as an “overuse injury,” because it develops over time. It can occur when tendons become inflamed, resulting in swelling and pain, especially with movement of the affected area.
- Nerve injuries – If you injured one of the nerves that run through your elbow, forearm, wrist, or hand, you may be experiencing numbness, tingling, or loss of temperature sensations. In severe cases, altered muscle function and paralysis can occur. Nerve injuries are typically caused by overuse and result in swelling. Furthermore, swelling inhibits proper circulation, affecting the ability of the nerve to function properly.
- Tennis elbow – Tennis elbow is a common term for lateral (outside) epicondylitis. It happens with repetitive tasks that often involve gripping and extending the wrist such as when holding a tennis racket, paintbrush, or hammer. Severe tenderness will be present around the outside of your elbow and can cause pain with gripping objects, lifting objects, and twisting of the forearm.
- Golfer’s elbow – Golfer’s elbow is a general term for medial (inside) epicondylitis. It is similar to tennis elbow, except your pain is on the inside of the elbow. Caused by overuse of the muscles that flex your wrist and fingers, Golfers elbow typically results in irritation and discomfort.
- Sprain / Strain – Sprains and strains are very common in the hand, wrist, and elbow and can occur from a quick overstretching of the tissues. This overstretching can cause a tear, which then triggers swelling, causing pain and challenges in movement.
You may see your pain described above, or you may be having a different experience. Regardless, to find the relief you need, start by reaching out to Midland Sports Rehab or Freeland Sports Rehab so our providers can get to the root cause of your pain, provide treatment options and get you on your way to living without the pain that is hindering your life. Request your appointment today!
How Can Treatment Relieve Elbow, Wrist, And Hand Pain?
Our Midland and Freeland, MI multidisciplinary team are experts in movement and joint disorders, and they can treat your symptoms while also figuring out what is causing your discomfort!
Our hands-on therapy serves to soothe and improve circulation while stimulating nerves to restore normal function. The advanced treatment options available at Midland Sports Rehab and Freeland Sports Rehab can help to relieve your pain, restore your range of motion, and get you back to living your life normally. In addition, therapy or training can help to reduce and eliminate the need for expensive and invasive surgical procedures and harmful medications!
Relieve Discomfort In Your Upper Extremities With Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Assisted Stretching, Or Personal Training
If elbow, wrist, or hand pain is interfering with your quality of life, please contact Midland Sports Rehab or Freeland Sports Rehab today to set up an appointment with one of our dedicated team members. We are eager to get you back to the healthy, active lifestyle you deserve!