Wrist Pain – What You Need To Know

Understanding and Treating Wrist Pain:

An Overview of Common Causes Wrist pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including overuse, repetitive motion injuries, trauma, and arthritis. Overuse injuries are common in people who perform repetitive tasks or engage in sports that involve repeated wrist motions, such as tennis or golf. Repetitive motion injuries can also result from typing or using a computer mouse for extended periods. Trauma, such as a fall, can cause wrist sprains or fractures. Arthritis can cause chronic wrist pain due to inflammation of the joints.

Symptoms and Diagnosis:

Identifying Wrist Pain and Its Causes The symptoms of wrist pain can vary depending on the underlying cause, but they often include pain, swelling, and stiffness in the wrist joint. If you experience these symptoms, it is important to see a physio to determine the cause of your pain. We will conduct a physical exam that will include assessment of your range of motion, strength/endurance and coordination. We may order imaging such as X-rays or an MRI, to assist in the diagnosis of the problem.

The Benefits of Seeing a Physiotherapist for Wrist Pain:

Alleviating Symptoms and Preventing Recurrence Seeing a physiotherapist for wrist pain can be very beneficial. Physiotherapy can alleviate symptoms through soft tissue massage or joint mobilisations, which may help to improve range of motion in the wrist joint. Additionally, we can provide education on proper wrist posture, which can reduce the risk of wrist pain from recurring in the future. With personalised treatment and guidance, you can reduce pain and return to function.

Exercises to Alleviate Wrist Pain:

Simple Movements You Can Do at Home Several simple exercises can be done at home to help alleviate wrist pain, including wrist curls, wrist extensions, and wrist rotations. These exercises help strengthen the muscles and improve range of motion.

Preventing Wrist Pain from Recurring:

Tips and Strategies for Long-Term Relief Preventing wrist pain from recurring involves staying active and strong, taking frequent breaks during repetitive tasks and using ergonomic equipment. By incorporating these tips and strategies, individuals can reduce the chance of wrist pain from recurring and enjoy long-term relief.

Conclusion:

Taking Control of Your Wrist Pain and Seeking Personalised Treatment Wrist pain can be a debilitating condition that affects daily activities and quality of life. However, with the right treatment, you can alleviate symptoms and prevent recurrence. By seeking guidance from a physio and incorporating exercises and prevention strategies into your routine, you can take control of your wrist pain and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle

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