A frequently used joint, the wrist is a joint that can be prone to painful conditions and injury.
Each of the eight small wrist bones called carpals is vulnerable to strain.
Playing sports and daily routine activities such as turning a doorknob depend on the wrist joint. Pain in the wrist can be a result of:
If your wrist pain is accompanied by loss of range of motion or abnormal appearance like swelling or deformation, you will need to seek treatment to avoid further damage to this delicate joint.
Treatment of the soft tissue around the wrist as well as determining what other surrounding joints need support is critical to ensuring proper healing. By treating a wrist injury as soon as possible, you are less likely to experience further discomfort in the fingers, hand, elbow and arm. These areas rely on one another for proper function. According to the ACA, chiropractic joint manipulation and mobilization of the wrist and hand, stretching and strengthening exercises and soft-tissue mobilization techniques can be helpful.
If you have questions about wrist pain or are concerned about an injury, don't hesitate to give us a call. We'll do our best to assist in diagnosis of your pain and develop a strategy for treatment. Contact us today!