Nothing will make you realize how much you use your elbows, wrists, and hands throughout the day quite like experiencing an injury that prevents you from comfortably performing activities of daily living like brushing your teeth, showering, dressing or commuting to work. Whether you’re experiencing pain due to an injury, ailment, or some other underlying condition, it can greatly impact your quality of life. At New Stride Physical Therapy we partner with Fairchild Occupational Therapy who can help you find relief and recovery in your elbow, hand, and wrist.
An injury may result in short-term pain in your elbow, wrist, or hand, but any chronic or persistent pain lasting three months or longer may indicate illness or another underlying condition. You may consider your pain level to be between mild and severe, and it may also be intermittent, meaning it comes and goes at different points throughout the day.
Another common symptom that comes along with elbow, wrist, or hand pain is a numbness or tingling in the extremities, especially in the fingers. This can make it difficult for you to perform physical tasks at your normal levels of function, which in turn can create issues at work or home, depending on the seriousness of your condition.
The Occupational Therapist will determine the source of your hand, wrist or elbow pain after a thorough examination. A few common conditions that may cause your pain are listed below:
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms caused by the conditions above, or if you have persistent pain in your elbow, wrist or hand that won’t seem to go away, contact New Stride Physical Therapy. Relief may just be a phone call away.
Whatever the cause of your elbow, wrist, or hand pain, occupation therapy can help you. Our specific and effective approach to treatment at Fairchild Occupational Therapy can help restore your range of motion, relieve your pain, and get you back to living your life. In many cases, physical therapy treatments can even help patients eliminate the need for harmful drugs or invasive surgical corrections for nerve-damaging conditions, such as CTS.
The occupational therapist will create a personalized treatment plan unique to the recovery needs of your condition. This may include any combination of specialized treatments, such as manual therapy, IASTM, fluidotherapy, ultrasound, ice and heat therapies, or targeted stretching exercises.
Don’t let elbow, wrist, or hand pain reduce your quality of life any longer! If you are looking to find relief for your discomfort, contact Fairchild Occupational Therapy.