What can I do about my Wrist and Hand pain?
Hand pain injuries are common and can be successfully diagnosed and treated by a physiotherapist. To be able to diagnose the problem, it’s important to understand the hand and wrist. Our hand consist out of a lot of little bones (27), tendons, muscles and nerves.
Wrist and Hand pain symptoms.
The symptoms depends on the kind of injury, but some include:
- Swelling and bruising.
- Or even stiffness in the wrist and fingers.
Wrist and Hand pain major causes.
- Broken Wrist: If one of the wrist bones brakes, this can be caused by a fall of sudden impact with force on the wrist.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome: is a painful disorder of the hand caused by pressure on your median nerve as it runs through the carpal tunnel of the wrist.
- Finger sprains: A sprained finger occurs when the finger is bent in some way causing damage to the ligaments which connect bones together.
- Arthritis: Everyday wear and tear damage your hand and wrist joints.
- Bursitis: Bursa are small fluid-filled sacs that help cushion joints. When these become inflamed it is referred to as bursitis.
- Ganglion cyst: This cause of wrist pain is due to fluid-filled soft tissue cysts that often develop on the wrist opposite the palm but will occur on the palmar aspect of the wrist. Smaller cysts often tend to hurt more than large cysts.
Wrist and Hand pain treatments.
With accurate assessment and early treatment, most hand injuries respond extremely quickly to physiotherapy allowing you to quickly resume pain-free and normal activities of daily living.
Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specializing in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.