There are few more frustrating and limiting places you can have pain than the wrist and forearm.
Believe it or not even though most people think of the spine when they think Chiropractors – chiropractors who choose to do so are more than qualified to manage and rehabilitate wrist and hand problems.
Due to the nature of our work many chiropractors over the years have found themselves that they develop wrist pain, RSI and forearm pain. Chiropractors who have been through this and out the other side(like me) often get pretty good at fixing wrist and hand pain.
In bad cases wrist and hand pain can be very excruciating, sharp and limiting… about as much fun as toothache. The reason these areas get so sore is often because of the sheer amount of work they do. If you add injuries into the mix it can be an excellent recipe for chronic pain. Many people who have RSI wrist and forearm pain become completely unable to use the effected hand.
The key to the vast majority of cases of wrist pain is treatment of the tendons. It’s the tendons in the forearm and wrist that do all hard work because they pull on the bones of the hand when we do ‘stuff’. Basically the constant pulling starts to cause inflammatory or mildly degenerative change in the tendons and they become sore. Obviously – when tendon pain arises the traditional chiropractors tool kit must be expanded and other forms of treatment are incorporated by the chirorpactor.
A percentage of wrist and hand pain sufferers also suffer with locking of the carpal bones. This issue falls very neatly into the traditional chiropractors toolkit – because in these instances the bones need to be manipulated.
If you are finding that certain activities and movements of your hand and forearm are becoming painful you will most likely find that our combination of passive stretches, manipulation, deep tissue release, chiropractors adjustements and sometimes acupuncture will bring surprisingly quick relief. The key to permanent ease and full rehabilitation is usually specialised tendon stretches which generally resolves even the most gnarly of wrist problems.
If you live in Wellington and would like to attend our chiropractors office for treatment and relief of your wrist pain, forearm pain or RSI we would be happy to book you a consult at your earliest convenience so feel free to call us.