Elbow, Hand, and Wrist PainGet elbow, hand or wrist pain relief with our experienced doctors at McLaughlin Chiropractic Center
Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Pain ReliefGet elbow, hand or wrist pain relief from the skilled doctors at McLaughlin Chiropractic Center
Pain in the elbow, hand, and wrist can be sharp and acute, or dull and chronic. Often, it can impair a person’s ability to perform activities like driving, cooking, or writing. When the pain persists, a visit to a medical professional may become necessary.
Chiropractic is a non-invasive approach, supporting the body’s healing process. Our team offers tailored treatment programs to reduce discomfort, and improve range of motion in the elbow, hand, and wrist.
The Causes of Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Pain
The elbow is a frequently used joint. Pain in this area is often a result of overuse. Repetitive stress injuries like tennis elbow result from injury to surrounding elbow tendons due to repeated movements. Such pain may also be due to sprains, arthritis, or bursitis.
The structure of the hand is complex. People that tend to clench or grip a lot can develop trigger finger. This condition may be painful. With trigger finger, there is inflammation of the tendon sheath of the first finger. Those who do not seek treatment may see their finger assume a bent position. Hand pain may also result from entrapped nerves, a sprain, or arthritis.
One leading cause of wrist pain is carpal tunnel syndrome. In such an instance, the carpal tunnel narrows, placing extra pressure on the highly-specialized median nerve. People who develop this condition can experience tingling, numbness, or pain. This feeling may not only be felt at the wrist, but also along the first two fingers, thumb, and forearm. Discomfort in this area may also be from pinched nerves, a strain or sprain, or arthritis.