Conditions We Treat
Wrist and Hand Pain
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What is Wrist and Hand Pain?
Pain in your wrist or hand can be really frustrating! But it can be assessed, diagnosed, and improved.
The common causes of wrist and hand pain include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Fractures caused by falls
- Overuse injuries to fingers, thumbs and tendons
Symptoms often include pain, stiffness, reduced strength and frustration of not being able to do what you’d like to be doing!
When you book an appointment with a physiotherapist from The Physio Co to get help with your Wrist and Hand Pain, the first appointment will involve your physiotherapist asking questions about you, your general health, your future goals and the symptoms of your arthritis.
They will also likely ask you to show them how you move parts of your body under their instruction so they can properly assess and understand the problem.
It’s likely the physiotherapist will also gently feel and move the injured part of your body too.
After the first 1-2 appointments, once you and your physiotherapist have discussed the likely cause of the problem, the treatment needed and the likely time it will take to improve, you will receive a 1-page plan of what will happen next.
That plan will be a short, tailored and personal plan for you describing the recommended treatment and next steps.
Your plan will likely involve 4-12 weeks of treatment before it is reviewed, reassessed and considered if a new plan or updated plan is needed.
It’s super-important that you read, understand and follow your plan. If you have any questions, please ask your physiotherapist as soon as you can
The treatment you physio recommends will depend on what is affected and any pain.
There is no way of knowing exactly which treatment will work best for you. You will likely need to trial a few different treatments before finding the one that works for you.
When the plan is complete, we will review it together and decide what comes next.