Wrist and hand pain treatment

Over time, repetitive or weight bearing activities can cause pain in the hand or wrist

There are many causes of wrist and hand pain from trauma and poorly healed injuries, to ganglion cysts, to over use or repetitive strain type injuries to tendons like carpal tunnel syndrome, De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis and Thumb tendonitis.

Wrist and hand pain symptoms

Ongoing pain in the hand and wrist. Symptoms can include numbness or tingling if the problem involves a nerve. Weaknes in grip strength or difficulty holding objects. Difficulty with repetitive activities like typing are common from overuse injuries. With the wrist, a sign or problem is often pain on weight bearing with your palm on the ground.

Wrist and hand pain causes

Many and varied, but broadly, painful conditions in the wrist and hand either come from poorly resolved trauma like sprains and strains, or repetitive overuse injuries.

Wrist and hand pain risk factors

Repetitive activities, poor hand and arm strength, poorly healed sprains, strains and traumas will all increase your risk of wrist and hand pain.

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How our practitioners help

Osteopath 

  • Relieve pain from irritated tendons, nerves and bursa in the wrist.
  • Improve muscular function in the hand and around the wrist for better strength and coordination
  • Reduce inflammation and nerve symptoms

Massage

  • Soften tight tense muscles in your wrist, hand, forearm and shoulder
  • Manage ongoing tensions and muscle stress that is contributing
  • Relieve pain and stiffness from your hand and wrist injuries

Living with wrist or hand pain?

Our osteopaths can help