Elbow, Wrist & Hand pain and injury

Active Spine & Sport Therapy keeps you active by treating with hands-on soft tissue therapies.

Active Spine & Sport Therapy keeps you active by treating with hands-on soft tissue therapies.

Brian has a great way of rooting out the problem and applying the fix. He also uses great analogies to help you visualize what is going on and how to get better!
— C C

About elbow, wrist and hand pain: The elbow, wrist and arm, along with the hand and fingers, allow the body to perform a vast range of activities. It is important to ensure their health by taking care of these extremities and being aware whenever pain is present.

Pain in these areas can be caused by various injuries or health conditions and may be accompanied by bruising and swelling. These may include:

  • Acute injuries or trauma  (e.g., sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations)
  • Arthritis (e.g., osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Repetitive motion disorders (e.g., bursitis, tendinitis, tennis elbow)
  • A nerve problem (e.g., pinched nerve, carpel tunnel syndrome, and complex regional pain syndrome)
  • Infection of a joint, bone or bursa (e.g., osteomyelitis)
  • Referred pain from the neck, shoulder, chest or another part of the body
  • Post surgical pain and restricted mobility

If you have pain in the elbow, wrist or hand or limitation of strength or movement we may be able to help. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.

Elbow/Wrist/Hand Protocols: Treating the extremity joints requires an intimate knowledge of anatomy and joint mechanics. The rehabilitation of the elbow, wrist or hand follows the same treatment principles, regardless of the joint involved. There are many conditions that can be causing your symptoms. Our therapy will be tailored to your specific problem and will include the following:

  • Rapid pain relief
  • Patient education with proactive patient involvement
  • Development of home treatment program
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization to restore motion
  • Graded stretching and strengthening
  • Transition to functional rehabilitation when ready