Wrist pain may not seem like a huge deal until you’re having to deal with it on a routine basis. Whether you work at an office that requires a lot of typing, or you’re in a job that requires a lot of physical activity, wrist pain can wreak havoc on your ability to do your job effectively. In this article, we are going to talk about the potential causes of chronic wrist pain and how wrist pain can be effectively treated using physical therapy.
Chronic Wrist Pain Causes
Recurring wrist pain can be caused by a number of different factors. Here are some of the most common culprits:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Fractures & Broken Bones
- Arthritic Conditions
Some of these can result from acute injuries – like an auto accident, while others can develop over time.
Diagnosing & Treating Wrist Pain
In order to diagnose the cause of your wrist pain, your physical therapist will likely perform one or more orthopedic tests to help narrow down a diagnosis. If there is a fracture, ligament, or nerve issue suspected, you may need other diagnostic tests like x-ray or MRI to confirm a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is solidified, then you can begin to talk about treatment strategies. Specific treatment options can vary based on the diagnosis. For example, a wrist fracture will likely be treated with casting and rest, while other conditions like arthritis can be effectively treated with physical therapy. In any case, if you are experiencing wrist pain it’s important to be proactive about your care and seek medical help from a physical therapist or other medical professional.
Minneapolis Physical Therapy
At OrthoRehab Specialists, our Minnesota physical therapists provide rehabilitation care for patients suffering from a wide variety of injuries and conditions, including wrist pain. We offer direct access to physical therapy care in the state of Minnesota, so you can make an appointment with us with or without a prescription. We also have trusted relationships with over 600 local providers who regularly refer their patients to our therapists for continued care. Contact us today if you are experiencing wrist pain that is affecting your quality of life. We have physical therapy clinics in Minneapolis and Edina.
PT of Costa Rican National Soccer Team for 2007 World Cup in Victoria, CAN. Clinical Instructor for University of Minnesota Doctor of Physical Therapy Affiliations