Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If you have been noticing recently that you’re losing the ability to grip objects, or you feel a shock-like sensation, burning, tingling, or numbness in your wrist and arm, the best time to seek help is right now.
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Repetitive use of your upper extremities – the hand, elbow, and wrist over time can cause pain, swelling, and limited motion.
If you are experiencing pain and swelling just underneath your thumb, the tendons in this area are likely inflamed.
If you are having intense pain in your forearm, and you just had a fall, a direct hit to your forearm, or have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, your forearm bones may be broken.
If you are experiencing mild to severe pain in your wrist associated with stiffness or swelling, arthritis might just be the cause. It is important to contact a physical therapist immediately.
1 out of 10 broken bones in the US is a wrist fracture. This is usually followed by intense pain, swelling of the affected area, and deformity of the wrist.
Wrist fusion surgery provides treatment for serve wrist pain caused by arthritis. Your surgeon may have done a great job, but it is important to know that surgery is just the first step. It doesn’t guarantee total mobility.
If you are considering having a wrist replacement or have just had one, know that surgery is just the first step. Your surgeon may have done a fine job, but this doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be able to use your wrist as you did before.
Wrist pain is not only caused by fractures, nerve compression, or strain. It can also be caused by inflamed or irritated tendons.