Hand, Wrist & Elbow Pain

Because your hands and arms are so interconnected, a task or injury that involves one part, such as your lower arm, can end up causing everything from finger numbness to elbow pain.

How are these conditions treated?

The first step in dealing with hand, wrist or elbow pain is evaluating the source of that pain. Often that’s done in conjunction with your primary care physician, but — especially when the pain isn’t connected to an obvious event such as a car accident — our evaluation helps further assess your current strength and flexibility capabilities. We also note the specific hand and arm positions at which you experience pain.

After your evaluation, the first priority is to use therapeutic techniques to get rid of the pain as soon as possible. After that, we’ll begin to focus on building up your range of motion, especially through stretching and other flexibility maneuvers. Finally, exercises for building strength will be added, so that after your physical therapy course of treatment is over, you can maintain your pain free life.

When you’re ready to get started, contact our office to set up an appointment to get yourself on the road to ridding yourself of your hand, wrist and/or elbow pain.

Sources
  • http://www.medstarwashington.org/our-services/orthopaedics/conditions/hand-and-elbow-conditions
  • http://www.moveforwardpt.com/symptomsconditionsdetail.aspx?cid=9f3cdf74-3f6f-40ca-b641-d559302a08fc
  • http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/basics/alternative-medicine/con-20030332