Resolving Hand & Elbow Injuries in Asheboro
The therapists at Pro-PT understand the importance of treating hand and elbow injuries of all types. Patients in and around Asheboro suffering from hand and elbow injuries experience pain, movement issues, and other aggravating problems. Your hands can be prone to injury because they play such an essential role in most daily activities. Your injury might be tendonitis, a jammed finger, or a more complicated medical issue involving your nerves, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Any of these injuries can make performing even simple tasks painful and difficult. Seeking treatment from a trained and experienced physical therapist can help you recover your movement and relieve pain or discomfort.
Types of Injuries Our Therapists Treat
A hand or elbow injury can result from many different causes, including repetitive motion, nerve damage or pinching, and even wear and tear as you age. Whatever the cause might be for your pain or movement issues, you need a seasoned physical therapist who’s certified and seasoned to identify the exact cause and treat your injury to reduce discomfort and rebuild your dexterity and range of motion. Some examples of common hand and elbow injuries we work with include the following:
- Wrist Sprains
- Trigger Finger
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tendonitis of the Thumb or DeQuervain’s Syndrome
- Tennis/Golfers Elbow
- Nerve Entrapments
Treatment Options to Restore Your Mobility
Some of the injuries we mentioned can initially be treated with a flexibility and strengthening program. However, splinting or correcting ergonomics is often a necessary part of resolving your issue. It is the physical therapist’s job to evaluate the issue and determine your pain or discomfort’s root cause. Pro-PT has your best interests at heart, and we always focus on treatment designed to help you recover as soon as possible while providing pain relief and restoring your physical abilities. We may also use modalities and manual therapy as part of your program. These methods are important in managing relief from your hand and wrist pain.
How Hand & Wrist Activities Affect the Elbow
Whether or not you choose to believe it, your hand and wrist action directly impact elbow pain and discomfort. Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are common ailments you can directly relate to activities involving gripping and wrist motion. Treatment may include a simple stretching routine, splinting, or medication to rid a patient of inflammation. Whatever your treatment program involves, a physical therapy professional’s advice benefits your effort to reduce pain and prevent the problem from coming back.