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Three tips to help you avoid burning pain in your wrist

Burning Pain in Wrist

Burning pain in the wrist is a common symptom of conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, but there are steps you can take to avoid this type of pain. 

Wrist pain is a common problem for people with physically demanding jobs; it’s reported that 24% of such people experience wrist pain annually. However, people who don’t do manual labor aren’t immune from wrist pain. In fact, research shows that 4.2% of non-manual workers develop wrist pain every year. Physical therapists can offer some tips that can help you avoid burning pain in your wrist. They also offer effective wrist treatment options if you do develop pain in this joint. 

Using these three tips can help you prevent burning pain in your wrist

Here are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing wrist pain: 

  1. Breaking up repetitive activities — Repetitive wrist movements are a common trigger for carpal tunnel syndrome. Trying to avoid doing repetitive activities for too long can also help you avoid the wrist pain this condition causes. For instance, try to take a short break from activities like typing every 15 minutes or so. 
  1. Stretching your wrists — Like other body parts, your wrists are less likely to be injured if you stretch them. Stretching is especially helpful before you perform activities that require repetitive movements. Some stretches that can help warm up your wrists include: 
  • Prayer stretches
  • Wrist rotations
  • Wrist extensor stretches
  1. Having an ergonomic assessmentErgonomics is the study of how to make work environments safer. A physical therapist can use ergonomic principles to assess the safety of your work environment. They can then recommend changes to help improve your safety and reduce your risk of developing painful injuries. 

What can physical therapists do if you already have burning pain in your wrist?

Physical therapists can also help you if you’re already feeling pain in your wrist. They can start by evaluating your wrist and determining what issue is causing your pain. Then, your therapist can create a therapy plan that’s unique to you, which may include: 

Find effective treatment for the burning pain in your wrist at Peak Performance

Feeling a burning pain every time you move your wrist? Our team at Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy are here to help you find top-notch care for your wrist. We offer free screenings that can reveal the cause of your pain. Additionally, our therapists are adept at creating customized therapy plans for each patient we treat. Even better, we offer virtual therapy that allows you to treat your pain without coming into one of our clinics. 

Contact us today for more information about our wrist pain treatment options or to schedule an initial appointment.