Due to hurricane damage, the Havelock location is closed until further notice. Havelock therapists Hannah Zhang, Sarah Hall and Judy Hickes are available to see patients at the New Bern location. Please call the New Bern location at (252) 636-9800 to discuss your care.

Elbow, Wrist & Hand Pain Relief New bern,Havelock, Winterville, Swansboro & Jacksonville, NC

Effective Elbow, Wrist and Hand Pain Relief

Are you struggling with elbow, wrist, or hand pain? You’re not alone. Millions of people just like you experience these discomforts daily. But there’s good news – we’re here to help.

Personalized Hand, Wrist and Elbow Therapy

We are dedicated to providing exceptional therapy sessions that are specifically tailored to reduce your pain and improve your mobility. Our highly skilled physical therapists will closely collaborate with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your individual needs, ensuring optimal results. Take the first step towards a pain-free and more active life by booking an appointment with us today.

You may not realize how much you rely on your hands, wrists, and elbows until an injury or chronic pain hinders your ability to perform tasks. Pain in these areas can greatly complicate your life, making even simple activities uncomfortable. Depending on the severity, it can hinder driving, computer work, cooking, phone use, household chores, and more.

What makes matters even more complicated is the interconnected nature of your hands and arms. Injury to one part of your hand or arm could cause pain throughout the entire area. Hurting your finger could cause pain in your hand, and a cramp in your palm could lead to discomfort through your wrist and arm.

Leaving hand pain, wrist pain, or elbow pain to heal on its own is a bad idea. Regardless of how hard you try to rest these areas, chances are the constant need to complete even minor tasks will continue to aggravate the pain and may cause you enhanced discomfort. If you experience pain that lasts longer than a day or two, it is a good idea to contact your physical therapist to gain understanding about the reason for the pain, and to explore different treatment and pain management options.

Because your hands and arms are so interconnected, a task or injury that involves one part, such as your lower arm, can end up causing everything from finger numbness to elbow pain. Don’t make any assumptions about when the pain will go away. In many situations, minor issues become major setbacks because immediate action wasn’t taken to resolve an injury. A physical therapist can help you sort through the best options for managing your hand, wrist and elbow pain.

There are many different issues that could cause pain to develop in the hands, elbows and wrists. Among them are:

  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis/Golf Elbow
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Hand Pain and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

One of the leading causes of hand and wrist pain is not prompted by an injury at all, but instead is a result of a chronic condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a debilitating syndrome that causes severe pain in the hand and wrist area. The pain typically feels similar to a deep and intense hand cramp, but is not actually caused by any cramping and so it’s not as easily resolved.

Carpal tunnel syndrome develops due to increased stress on the median nerve, often from repetitive hand and wrist movements. Common tasks like typing, writing, gaming, gardening, and repetitive lifting contribute to this condition. It causes severe pain and possible numbness or tingling in the fingers. Those at highest risk are individuals with jobs involving constant repetitive hand movements or experiencing hormone fluctuations.

Targeted physical therapy can help individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome avoid surgery. By wearing a brace, working with a physical therapist, and taking steps to reduce stress on the median nerve, significant improvements in quality of life and pain can be achieved. However, it is crucial to seek guidance from a physical therapist to ensure proper form and avoid potential injury.

How are these conditions treated?

The first step in dealing with hand, wrist or elbow pain is evaluating the source of that pain. Often that’s done in conjunction with your primary care physician, but — especially when the pain isn’t connected to an obvious event such as a car accident — our evaluation helps further assess your current strength and flexibility capabilities. Our Physical therapists also note the specific hand and arm positions at which you experience pain.

After your evaluation, the first priority is to use therapeutic techniques to get rid of the pain as soon as possible. After that, we’ll begin to focus on building up your range of motion, especially through stretching and other flexibility maneuvers. Finally, exercises for building strength will be added, so that after your physical therapy course of treatment is over, you can maintain your pain free life.

Experienced and Knowledgeable Therapists

Our physical therapists have extensive experience in treating elbow, wrist, and hand pain. They stay updated with the latest research and techniques to provide you with the best possible care. You can trust our therapists to listen to your concerns and provide you with the support and guidance you need on your journey towards pain relief.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Don’t let pain hold you back any longer.

So, are you ready to take the next step towards pain relief? Request an appointment today at East Richlands, Garner, Greenville/Winterville, Havelock, Jacksonville, Jacksonville South, North Raleigh, Sneads Ferry, Swansboro, Wake Forest, and Washington, NC locations to set up a one-on-one consultation and full evaluation. Want to learn more about us? Feel free to call our clinic for more information.