Elbow, Wrist, & Hand – Physical Therapy LIVE EVERYDAY
The Elbow, Wrist and Hand
The elbow, wrist and hand work together to let you perform a multitude of gross motor and fine motor activities. Pain in any of these joints can hamper your ability to perform your daily activities and to pursue athletic endeavors without discomfort.
What Causes Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Pain?
Generally, elbow pain can be attributed to wear and tear of the joint, a sports injury or inflammation of the elbow joint brought on by repetitive actions, or a trauma to the elbow joint. Tennis elbow and golfers’ elbow are the most recognized causes of elbow pain. Bursitis can also be a factor in a trauma-related elbow injury.
Hand and wrist pain is most often caused by trauma (e.g. a fall that results in a fracture) or overuse. Common injuries include carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis.
You are most at risk for elbow, wrist and hand pain if you:
Perform repetitive wrist movements (e.g. typing and clerical work, manual labor that requires excessive gripping and lifting activities)
Are an athlete who performs repetitive motions
Have a recent history of a fall
Are over 40 years of age
Common Elbow, Wrist and Hand Conditions
Our Physical Therapists will develop a customized treatment plan to relieve your elbow, wrist or hand pain and to restore mobility. The most common injuries that are effectively treated with physical therapy are:
Tennis or Golfers’ Elbow
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Our team of Physical Therapists treats patients using evidence-based treatment techniques that speed recovery time while reducing the risk of recurrence of pain in your elbow, wrist or hand
Manual therapy to decrease pain, increase range of motion, and improve function
Therapeutic exercises to strengthen hand, arm, shoulder, and scapular muscles that will improve functional movement patterns
Functional exercises that are tailored to your activity level
Self-management education to reduce chance of recurrence
Common Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Surgeries
Some elbow and wrist/hand conditions do not respond to physical therapy alone. In these instances, surgery is required and physical therapy is a follow-up treatment strategy. The most common surgeries are:
Carpal tunnel release
Correction of finger deformities
Matt Calendrillo PT, BOCOP
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthotist/Prosthetist, founder
LIVE EVERY DAY
A Physical Therapy, Orthotics, Prosthetics Co.
138 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06089
A full complement of private outpatient services with clinical excellence in orthopedics & neuromuscular re-education throughout the entire age spectrum. Our care is uncompromised. Our results surround a patient-first model: always one-to-one treatments with personalized goals, and a full systematic approach.
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