Elbow and Wrist Pain Relief Options
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.
- Golfer’s elbow
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome
- Ganglion cysts
- Trigger finger
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.
Sufian also did a great job on guiding me for the exercise to improve strength, and thankful for his reminders on the exercises ☺️
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.
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