Elbow, Wrist & Hand Pain Relief

Elbow Wrist & Hand Pain Relief

Overuse, fractures and an underlying medical condition can all cause elbow, wrist or hand pain. You may not realize how important the elbow, wrist and hand are until the pain impedes you from doing simple tasks like moving your wrist or picking up a fork. The pain can even prevent you from preventing in sports or going to work. Be sure to see a physical therapist to help reduce your elbow, wrist or hand pain. Research has shown that physical therapy can help reduce or eliminate pain. Why suffer in pain or use over-the-counter meds to treat your pain, when our physical therapists can help you heal naturally?

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Understanding Your Pain

Pain in the elbow, wrist, and hand can arise from various conditions, each presenting unique challenges:

  • Tennis Elbow & Golfer’s Elbow: These are overuse injuries leading to tendon inflammation. Despite their names, they’re not limited to athletes and can affect anyone.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Affecting around 6 percent of adults, this condition can cause pain, weakness, and numbness in the hand and arm.
  • Arthritis: Various forms of arthritis can lead to joint pain, inflammation, and stiffness, making everyday movements difficult.
  • Fractures: Injuries to the bones in the elbow, wrist, or hand can severely restrict mobility and cause significant discomfort.

Physical Therapy for Elbow, Wrist and Hand Pain

Physical therapy is effective in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, which can cause pain in the elbow, wrist, hand and fingers. A physical therapist will help you do stretching exercises to help improve the flexibility of the elbow, wrist, hand and finger. Heat and cold therapy may be implemented to help reduce inflammation and pain. Plus, a physical therapist will help educate on things like how to change wrist positions and how to use utensils.

When it comes to treating arthritis, the goal of a physical therapy program is to reduce pain, increase the range of motion, strengthen the muscles that support an arthritic joint and keep you mobile. Passive modalities like electric stimulation and ultrasound may be used to relieve pain.

With tennis and golfer’s elbow, the first thing a physical therapist will do is to reduce pain. This may be done with specific exercises, muscle stimulation, tape for support or ice massage.

Ready to Take the First Step?

For more information, request an appointment or call us today at any of our locations: Alpine, Byron Center, Caledonia, Cherry Street, Downtown Grand Rapids, East Kentwood Aquatic Center, East Paris, Hastings, Hudsonville, Jenison, Kentwood (44th Street), Knapp’s Corner, Rivertown, Rockford, Sparta, Standale and Zeeland. We are committed to getting you onto the road towards recovery. We’ve helped many others and would love to help you, too.

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This place is amazing!!! They don’t push you they let you go as slow as you need. They’re professionals. I highly recommend going to Advent if you need physical therapy!!! Thank you so much Advent for helping me get back to normal.  Y’all are life savers!!!

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