Elbow and wrist pain
Physical therapists typically deal with two types of hand/wrist/elbow injuries:
Traumatic Injuries — Includes fractures, lacerations, amputations, etc. and always require immediate medical attention
Repetitive Motion Ailments — Includes trigger finger (a form of tendinitis), tennis elbow, golfers elbow, DeQuervain’s Disease, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, etc. and can often be effectively treated with long-range therapy and prevention plans
If you suffer from:
- Pain that begins on the outside or inside of the elbow and spreads into your forearm
- Elbow pain when playing golf or tennis
- Elbow pain when lifting lightweight objects such as a briefcase, a milk carton or even a coffee cup\
- Elbow pain when shaking hands
- Forearm muscles that feel tight or sore
- Weakness in the forearm or hand muscles
- Reduced range of motion
- Sensory changes (numbness, pricking or tingling) in fingers
You may have one of the following common conditions:
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow): This problem is not limited to tennis players. Many other types of repetitive activities can lead to this problem such as using hand tools, lifting heavy weights and painting with a brush. These types of activities can create small tears in the forearm tendon. The tears try to heal, but constant strain and over-use keep re-injuring the tendon.
Medial Epicondylitis (Golfers Elbow): This problem is not limited to golfers. Many other types of repetitive activities can lead to this problem, such as shoveling, gardening and hammering nails. These types of activities can create small tears in the forearm tendon. The tears try to heal, but constant strain and over-use keep re-injuring the tendon.
Sprains: Occur when a ligament is stretched beyond its normal limits. These often occur as a result of sports injuries. Sprains can take weeks to heal properly.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Probably the best known of the repetitive stress injuries, it is caused by swelling of the tendons in the carpal tunnel, a narrow channel running through the wrist. Swelling causes pressure on the median nerve, which can result in symptoms of numbness, weakness, tingling and burning in the hands/fingers. Preventative measures can drastically reduce your chances of experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome.
At ProFitness, your key advantage is our 100% focused, one-on-one care
We are committed to giving 100% of our expertise and effort to every elbow and wrist pain patient at all times. This means that your dedicated physical therapist works one-on-one with you through every minute of every rehab session – providing expert assessment and guidance, and constant encouragement and support.
In other rehab facilities, you may not always work with the same physical therapist, or you may work with a PT assistant instead. And often, your therapist may work with several other patients at the same time. These factors can make it difficult to get the level of care you need to achieve a full and fast recovery.
That’s why our rehab care is always provided ONE therapist to ONE patient. ONE at a time. EVERY TIME. It’s the ProFitness AdvantageSM. And it’s what helps us achieve such excellent results.
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