Hand, Wrist & Elbow Pain

Secretary experiencing carpal tunnel pain from typing.Med1Care Therapy Partner’s physical therapists specialize in the treatment of hand pain, wrist pain, and elbow pain. From fractures to sprains, there are a wide range of issues that impact the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and nerves. Common symptoms can include numbness, tingling in the forearm, radiating pain, popping and stiffness.

Call us to schedule a free appointment, particularly if your symptoms have persisted beyond a few days. Our specialists will help you chart a course forward.

Call us at 419.866.0555 to schedule a consultation.

Reasons for Hand, Elbow and Wrist Pain

Nerve compression, tendon misuse and fractures are common causes of hand, elbow and wristpain. Carpal tunnel syndrome, a frequent source of wrist pain, originates with nerve compression. Sports injuries, such as those incurred playing golf or tennis, may inflame tendons in the elbow. Pain in the hand often begins with a fracture.

Primary conditions and injuries to upper extremities include arthritis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, De Quervain syndrome, Dupuytren’s contracture, fracture, ganglion cyst, hyperextension, median nerve entrapment syndrome, sprain, sports injury, tennis elbow, trigger finger and tendonitis. Additional reading on carpal tunnel syndrome can be found here.

How We Can Help

If you are suffering from a chronic condition or traumatic injury to the hand, wrist or elbow, our experienced physical therapists can help you restore your strength, improve your mobility and regain your quality of life.

Med1Care Therapy Partner’s experienced therapists are trained in hand, wrist and elbow treatment. Our treatment plans will measure your range of motion and strength and assess your pain. We will partner with your physician to help you build a road to recovery with comprehensive education, an exercise program and support working toward therapeutic goals.

Call us at 419.866.0555 to schedule a consultation.
Our specialists will help you chart a course forward.

Woman with wrist pain.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by nerve compression in the carpal tunnel space where several tendons pass. Many people begin to feel tingling and weakness in their fingers when they have the syndrome. It may be difficult to hold tightly to objects. They may wake in the night to “shake out” uncomfortable tingling in the hands.

If you are diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, a wrist brace may help relieve pressure on the nerve at night. Your health care provider may also recommend a corticosteroid injection or surgery to relieve the nerve compression.

Man wearing a wrist brace while using computer.When the cushioning cartilage between the bones wears down, osteoarthritis can affect the hands and wrists.

Non-invasive treatments can improve arthritis pain, including:

  • Assistance from a physical therapist to adapt the way you use your hands, improve function and decrease pain.
  • Rubbing anti-inflammatory creams into your skin or taking oral anti-inflammatory medicine.
  • Wearing a brace for your wrist or thumb.
  • Using compression gloves.
  • Taking corticosteroid injections.

Woman in pain opening a jar.Arthritis at the base of the thumb may make it difficult and painful to open jars and turn doorknobs. The condition commonly affects women. Noninvasive therapies can help,and surgery on the base of the thumb joint can also decrease the symptoms.