Wrist and Carpal Tunnel Physical Therapy

This sort of support is rare among doctors, yet is a regular practice and exemplary manifestation of the one-on-one attention given at Therapydia. I feel supported at Therapydia by the entire staff, from the physical therapists to the service provided by the administrative support team. When you look forward to coming in for a physical therapy appointment you know you have found something special.

These guys are the best. There is a reason everyone gives them 5 stars. At first glance, it’s the personal attention really separates this practice from others. But then you find that not only does the team want to make sure you are getting their full attention, but they want to make sure you see results, too. I work with Jennifer, and she is terrific.

I came to Therapydia with a painful ankle with a referral from my doctor after a traffic accident. They knew exactly what to do, and after only a few sessions the pain was gone and I was able to fully resume my triathlon training!

Wrist Pain Relief

Wrist pain can be the result of a sudden injury resulting in a sprain or fracture, but can also arise from long-term issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome or wrist tendonitis. Carpal Tunnel syndrome is the most common wrist/hand issue treated by clinicians. The carpal tunnel region in the wrist is where the median nerve and the tendons of the finger flexors travel. Nerves can be sensitive to compressive forces so limited space in the tunnel can cause nerve pain in the the hand and fingers along with the wrist.

Another common wrist condition is wrist tendonitis. Tendons connect muscles to bone and wrist tendons connect the forearm muscles to your hand and finger bones. If the wrist is overworked or aggravated due to carrying a heavy load, one or more tendon may be irritated or inflamed, resulting in pain.

Signs & Symptoms

    Carpal tunnel is typically associated with using the mouse/computer/keyboard and occurs with increased carpal tunnel pressure due to repetitive, sustained or sudden compression of the area. Wrist tendonitis may start of as an ache or stiffness in your wrist and hand, but as symptoms worsen, you will feel it while doing everyday activities.

    • Ache sensation into the hand, forearm, and/or wrist area
    • Numbness and/or tingling to the hand, primarily to the palm, thumb and first two fingers
    • Weakness in hands or fingers
    • Swelling around the wrist

Why PT?

    Your physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your arm, wrist, hand and shoulder. By assessing your range of motion and strength, along with utilizing a hands-on approach to identifying which tendons are affected, your physical therapist can pinpoint the cause of your wrist issues. Depending on your diagnosis, your physical therapist may utilize the following treatment methods:

    • Hands-on, manual therapy techniques to mobilize bones of wrist and improve range of motion in wrist
    • Biomechanics adjustments to identify painful motions, correct abnormal postures to reduce stress on the wrist and adjust grip and position of hands while performing everyday activities
    • Ergonomic evaluation to help optimize your work area to keep the wrist in a relaxed, neutral position
    • Tendon gliding techniques of the hand and wrist
    • Nerve gliding techniques of the hand, wrist and arm

About Therapydia DC

Better Physical Therapy Experience

At Therapydia DC, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on wrist treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.

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  • Jane Kruszewksi, DPT
    Physical Therapist
  • Joanne Divito, DPT
    Physical Therapist

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