Experiencing Elbow or Wrist pain? If you engage in sports, hobbies or have jobs that require repetitive arm movements – there is an increased chance that you will experience elbow or wrist pain. This is usually due to overuse issues or strains in the joint or muscle. Physiotherapy treatment can provide elbow and wrist pain relief.
The elbow is a sturdier joint which is less prone to degenerative conditions like arthritis and elbow pain most commonly arises from injuries or overuse.
The wrist is made up of several small joints, bones, muscles and ligaments which are connected to your fingers and forearm. Similarly, wrist pain tends to occur due to overuse, injuries or strain.
If you’ve tried various methods for elbow or wrist pain relief but can’t seem to find a lasting solution for your persistent pain – Core Concepts’ physiotherapy may have your answer. Compared to other types of solutions such as painkillers and home remedies that only offer temporary pain relief, Physiotherapy can provide you with a permanent solution to your elbow or wrist pain. This is because we do not only treat the symptoms, but we also fix the underlying cause of your pain.
What is Physiotherapy for Elbow and Wrist Pain?
Physiotherapists are experts in human anatomy and are experts in matters relating to muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Elbow and Wrist Pain Physiotherapy aims to relieve pain and treat the condition through methods such as manual therapy, manipulation, and exercises. Physiotherapy does not involve any medication or surgery but our physiotherapists can refer you to a specialist and work closely with them if necessary.
It is important to seek medical advice from a physiotherapist to get an accurate diagnosis of your elbow or wrist pain. Only after getting an accurate diagnosis, then will you be able to apply the appropriate treatment methods to resolve the pain. Instead of self-diagnosing and risking the chance of an inaccurate diagnosis, it would be better to consult with our physiotherapists.
Common Elbow and Wrist Pain Conditions
Here are some common elbow and wrist conditions that we treat – we can treat most conditions and can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Not certain of your condition? Come down for an assessment and we will help you figure it out.
Physiotherapy Provides More than Just Immediate Elbow or Wrist Pain Relief
Immediate Elbow or Wrist Pain Relief – Getting Better
During your first session, your physiotherapist will run a thorough assessment to accurately determine the cause of your pain. Afterwhich, your physiotherapist will help to provide immediate pain relief through manual therapy by releasing tight knots or reducing the compression in your elbow or wrist. This will ensure that you will walk out of our door in significantly less pain than when you first came to us.
Effective Elbow or Wrist Pain Relief
Here at Core Concepts, we practice a value-based healthcare system – where we aim to maximize your rehabilitation potential. Our goal is to get you feeling better at the soonest with as few sessions as possible. During your first session, your physiotherapist will also find out more about your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is suited to your needs.
Lasting Elbow or Wrist Pain Relief – Staying Better
Instead of only fixing the obvious symptoms, we dive deeper to find out the root cause of your pain. We work on resolving that as well to ensure that the pain does not return. Your treatment plan will also include fixing the root cause of your elbow or wrist pain to ensure that it does not trigger again.
Better than Before
Apart from simply providing pain relief, for some cases, we can maximise your rehab potential. Going beyond what you were capable of doing before the incident. You may have had a certain range of motion before injuring your elbow or wrist. Through rehabilitation, we can help you to do better than simply going back to your previous range of motion. It is possible for your range of motion to increase and improve after physiotherapy.
Popped by Core Concepts recently for injury to my back/neck region, and I’ve seen significant improvement since then! I greatly appreciate how detailed and meticulous the guys at Core Concept are in diagnosing, providing consult/explanation/practical tips and treating the injuries. Scheduling appointments are relatively convenient as there are various channels (eg call, SMS) to pick from, and the automated SMS reminders are useful of keeping track thereafter. Receptionists and Therapists are generally pretty friendly yet professional, which makes for a conducive environment to get treated at!
My go-to place to not only provide pain relief but long term solutions as well. From Physiotherapy to remedial massage to pilates- all bases are covered.
Great place to get my issues fixed. Physio and massage sessions were both so good. Front desk girls Nina and Carol are very polite, friendly and always helpful to get my appointments sorted out.
Nik N G
I managed to fix a painful muscle strain. Each session was good and I learned exercises that could help me avoid future injuries.
Kavita Sonapal Kaur
Core concepts is a one shop stop for all bodily issues you have: physio, massage and functional training. When I got to know them I got diagnosed with slip disc. Pilates did no longer help and three surgeons told me the only option is surgery. Now, 2 years later I can take an intercontinental flight without pain, swim more than 1000m, even started running 5km and WITHOUT SURGERY. Thanks Sam, Kelvin and team!
Effective therapy through knowledgeable and experienced therapist . Good ambience .
Experienced,empathic and flexible therapists. Helpful front desks executives. Homely environment!
Chang Li Ping Anastasia
Everyone is very professional and helpful at Core Concept. Physio Xue Ting and Private trainer Rohini have helped me to manage my chronic shoulders and neck pain. I am 80 % better!
Came for a massage session with Jessie & it was a fantastic experience. I was blown away by her service & massage skills! The front desk ladies Carol&Nina are a bunch of cheerful, helpful & pleasant people. Will definitely recommend Core Concepts to my family & friends! Keep up the good work guys!
The staff here are very helpful and polite. Really appreciate all the help that we have received. Especially Samuel and Carol.
This is hands down one of the best physiotherapy places in Singapore. I have been working with Lynn for a few months and she has been absolutely brilliant about fixing my immediate issues while helping me work towards long term goals. The front desk staff is super nice and very helpful in working with your schedules. I can't recommended them enough.
Helpful and effective sessions
I highly recommend Sylvia Ho.
Treatment at Core Concepts has been great! I was treated by Sylvia and Jessie to release the pain. Highly recommended
Under Dr Sylvia's care and remedial masseuse Jesse, I've been able to manage crippling back and hip pain during pregnancy. Highly recommend them if you experience discomforts during pregnancy
I get my back treated by Sylvia mainly, I struggled with an injury for a couple of years. CC has helped me return to sports, something I thought I'd never be able to. The team here is lovely and welcoming, I recommend giving the clinic a shot, especially if you have any persistent injuries.
The only physiotherapist that solve my problem and make sure I feel better before she lets me go. Cheryl is really good. Love Core Concepts cos of her! Thank you, Cheryl!!
Attentive & empathic therapists who take time & effort to listen and verify client's experience of conditions despite their tight schedule. One-stop Multi-disciplinary team approach to maximise client's outcome e.g. Remedial massage, Pilates, Functional Training. Flexible and tailored to each different client. A team of very experienced and responsible therapists. They discuss & plan out the treatment goals/targets and optimise every session so that client achieves benefits in shortest possible time. Offers value-based service that worths every visit and payment.
Beauty of this clinic is that it’s in town and can visit them before or after work/lunch. Effectively dealt with my backpain and gave very helpful advice. Worth the money and will recommend!
Very professional and caring Therapists. My left foot has been hurting for months. After 3 sessions with the therapist, 80% of the pain was gone. However, the remaining 20% still lingered on. They then had me do the functional training. After few sessions, I am left with only 2% of the pain and I am being discharged. The team is very professional and effective. Thanks everyone!
Came to see Xue Ting with a broken shoulder for the last 6 weeks and was impressed with her attentiveness and ability to make me feel me feel comforted in my condition . Very dedicated and good therapist indeed .
They adopt a scientific and personal approach. The therapists put in a lot of effort to diagnose the issue before attending to it. Overall, I would strongly recommend their professionalism and methods.
Friendly and really professional service! I immediately felt welcomed the moment I stepped into the clinic! The physio offered me great advice beyond what I had asked, which allowed me to have a deeper understanding as to why I had my issue in the first place. With this kind of service, I would honestly recommend this physio if you are serious about getting better.
Jimmy Allen Poh
Look for Soo, he is a great physiotherapist . Always communicating and always asking for my feedback. I’m on the right path to recovery all thanks to Soo. Two thumbs up.
Xue Ting has been working on my troublesome QL, hip girdle - basically the whole left lower kinetic chain! She has been patient, strong and cerebral in her approach to my 48 year old compensatory mechanisms. Her strong massage will finish with an assessment of muscle imbalance and poor activation with finally a retraining back to healthy movement.I’m impressed! Thanks Core Concepts!
I went from barely understanding physical therapy for injuries, to highly recommending Core Concepts to friends and family for their aches and pains. Ken was knowledgeable, patient and explained symptoms and consequences in a simple, relatable manner. I hope more people will come to understand how physio is a much better alternative to short-term painkillers.
The physiotherapist here explained the problem very well and provided me with exercises that helped improved my condition.
I have been experiencing great pain on my shoulder coupled with occasional numbness on my arm. Thanks to Ken Liew, I felt so much relieved after my first session. He was very patient and knowledgeable and had definitely made my 1st visit to a physiotherapy clinic a very memorable one. Thank you so much Ken
Bee Choo Gian
I have been experiencing knee pains lately especially walking up and down the stairs. The pain was so bad that I was very concern. I chanced upon CoreConcept on FB and book an appointment with them at Camden Medical Centre. My therapist was Ken Liew, he is very professional and knowledgeable. He did a thorough job to assess my condition. To my surprise I felt immediate relieved on my knee after the first session with him! Amazing! Looking forward to my next session. 😊
Hi I am Sally and I am in my late sixties. I have endured a year of thigh(joint) pains and thought that it must be due to old age. Visited Core Concepts at Novena and after only 2 sessions, my condition improved so much that I was able to climb stairs easily again. THANKS to my Physiotherapist Samuel Ong who is extremely polite, professional and knowledgeable.
I have had several sports related injuries and Core Concepts has saved me and put me "back to new" each times! The therapists are excellent - knowledgeable and professional, and the receptionists (Carol, Adiqah and Rin) are always friendly and helpful. They even give me oreo cookies for my children! 🙂
Paola Venturini Hubert
Extremely friendly staff and therapists! Folks Novena Square are just simply smiley and happy. Coming here towards the end of the work day always brings up my mood. Therapist and coach are fabulous. My condition improve so much that I can even start to train up some of my predominately unrealized problems. Highly recommended!
Von Ling Wei Hao
I go to Novena and Cheryl is my therapist. She was upfront from the get go about my neck condition. I liked her honesty and said we'll give it a try. I was better after 4 weekly sessions and continued to go to her every 2 weeks. With her help I am in a better condition, had to put in effort on the exercises she taught me as well.
Li Hoong is a very dedicated sports massage therapist and functional trainer. Her ultimate goal is the client's holistic well-being. Highly recommend.
Pei Yee Wong
i have tried different physiotherapy sessions with almost 10 physiotherapists in india and in Singapore, my back pain was treated well by CHERYLL, with God's grace , i was pain free only after Cheryll attended to me. Thank you Cheryll and core concepts for the great experience.
I am working with Yiren on my knee after my ACL/MCL reconstruction and recovery has been good! He does a thorough job to assess my progress each session and challenges me to push myself to get to various milestones. He's extremely friendly and helpful despite my many questions. Thanks!
After many different physio and massage sessions in different places, my experience with the core concepts team has been the best. I started seeing them for sports massage, and now for my knee rehab. The level of care and attention makes me want to do more for myself. Isn't this most important when one tend to slack off with the prescribed exercises?
The best physiotherapist ever. Cheryl is really good. Doesn't shortchange me of time and make sure I feel better before she lets me go. The front desk staff are great too. Very accomodating and friendly. Thank you Carol and Farrah. Only thing if they can give instructions to how to go to their place will be great. Usually only unit number but do give some details like mrt exits and directions to lift and such will be excellent. Coz I almost got lost in 2 different places. Overall still love core concept because of Cheryl! Thank you Cheryl!!
Easily the best physio clinic I've been to.
Core Concepts – Elbow or Wrist Pain Relief Specialists
Elbow and wrist pain is more complicated than you think – very often, the answer to what’s causing your pain is far deeper than what you’d expect. The human anatomy is an interlinked system of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments that help you to perform your daily functions. It is important to note that your elbow or wrist is not an isolated part of the body – it can be affected by other parts of the body as well.
Thus when one part of the body starts hurting, there is a possibility that the pain could be attributed to an injury at another part of the body. One simple movement such as taking a drink of water from a cup involves your shoulder, elbow and wrist. For instance, if your shoulder is injured, it could result in elbow or wrist pain. Elbow or wrist pain occurs because you are unable to move your arm normally due to your injured shoulder. This could result in additional pressure on the elbow or wrist, causing strain or pain. Or vice-versa.
Elbow or wrist Pain, like a fever, is a symptom and could be an indication of a multitude of problems. Medication can get rid of the fever, but without going to the doctor to get a proper diagnosis, you will be unable to find out the root cause of the fever. Without treating the root cause, the fever will likely return. And the body has an amazing to heal and recover from a whole host of problems.
Likewise, pain is a symptom and you can temporarily relieve the pain through pain medication and hot compresses. Without consulting a physiotherapist, you will not be able to find out the root cause of your pain. If your body cannot adequately heal, it often leads to chronic issues and long-term problems later on. Other times it doesn’t heal right like a broken bone not set properly. Your physiotherapist can help you do that.
At Core Concepts, we understand the importance of diagnosing and treating the root cause to prevent a recurrence. We are firm believers in ‘The Thinking Physiotherapist’ and acknowledge that pain is a symptom and has various layers.
Our first step is determining the root cause of the problem by digging deeper into the symptoms layer by layer. After determining the root cause, we resolve the multiple layers of pain you feel. Instead of just simply temporarily relieving your pain symptoms, we also aim to fix the underlying cause. After, we ensure that your pain doesn’t return by making sure your body is stronger and more functional.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Elbow or Wrist
What can I do to prevent Elbow Pain?
Preventing common overuse injuries that cause elbow pain can be as simple as the following. If you play sports or have hobbies that require you to use your elbow often, make sure that you stretch. Ensuring that you stretch before and after can be helpful in preventing pain or potential injuries. Strengthening surrounding muscle groups such as your forearm, biceps and triceps can help to prevent pain as well. Strengthening these muscle groups help to take the load off your elbow joint during strenuous movements, preventing pain and injuries.
What can I do to prevent wrist pain?
For desk-bound workers, wrist pain can be avoided by simply adopting better workspace ergonomics. Ensure that your chair and table are at an appropriate height and your elbow is at a 90-degree angle when you are using your mouse or keyboard. This ensures that your wrist is at a neutral posture, avoiding flexion and ulnar deviation. An occasional wrist stretch during the day would help release pressure and improve circulation between the muscles and tendons.
When should I see a Physiotherapist for Elbow or Wrist pain?
Seeking a physiotherapist as early as possible would allow an efficient recovery period. However, you should seek a physiotherapist immediately if you have been experiencing pain that is severe and limiting your movement or pain is mechanical – pain getting worse by making a particular movement or doing certain activities. At Core Concepts, we are dedicated to addressing your issues and getting you back to full activity.
What treatments are available?
Some of the treatments methods that we employ are manual therapy and strengthening exercises. Your treatment plan will be determined by your therapist after assessing your condition. For more severe cases, surgery may be required. We are able to refer you to a specialist after assessing your condition if necessary.