Wrist pain and wrist injuries are often caused by sprains or fractures from sudden impact and accidents. But wrist pain can also result from long-term problems, such as repetitive Stress, Arthritis… Carpal tunnel syndrome. Because so many factors can lead to wrist pain, so diagnosing the exact cause can be difficult. But an accurate diagnosis is essential for proper treatment and healing of the wrist.
Wrist pain symptoms may vary depending on the cause… For example, osteoarthritis pain description is similar to a dull toothache. With Carpal tunnel syndrome it usually bring son pins and needles or tingling sensations both day and night. Keep in mind that the location of your wrist pain also provides clues to what’s behind your wrist pain symptoms.
Please note that not all wrist pain in going to need a Doctor or Benjamin Setter’s skilled care… Minor sprains and strains usually respond ice, and rest! With over the counter pain medications from your Chemist. If pain and swelling persists longer than a few days, see your doctor or phone Benjamin Setter.
Please note that a delay in diagnosis and treatment can lead to a longer time period with the injury. And poor healing resulting with a reduced range of motion, stability, and more pain.
Damaging any part of the wrist can cause a loss of wrist and hand movement… Plus cause pain!
Such as sudden impact from a fall with a hand outstretched! or Repetitive stress that involves a repetitive wrist motion eg computer mouse and keyboard.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is when the immune system of the human body attacks the body tissues… This form is the most common in causing wrist pain!
Osteoarthritis is when the ends of the bones in the body deteriorate over time. This can form at the wrist if the person has injure the wrist in the past.
Carpal tunnel syndrome develops when pressure is increased on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel which leads into the palm side of your wrist.
Ganglion cysts are a soft tissue cyst that can occur in the wrist… Ganglion cysts maybe painful with or without activity.
Kienbock’s disease ususally is found in young adults and involves a collapse of a small bone in the wrist and blocking much needed blood supply to the bone. The exact cause of Kienbock’s disease is not known and it is often associated with an injury to your wrist. E.G. Falls, Repetitive injuries from heavy equipment.
It is impossible to prevent unforeseen wrist injuries… but these important tips may help!
Build stronger bones with Calcium! Prevent falls! Use protective gear in sport or work place! Learn about Ergonomics for your work desk and computers!
Now, with the arrival of Bowen Therapy, there is another bowstring in the fight against wrist pain. From the moment of diagnosis, Bowen Therapy’s wrist procedure begins reducing pain and swelling of the wrist and hand. A Bowen Therapist can implement specific treatments and exercises for wrist injuries and tendon problems. If you need surgery, your Bowen Therapist can also help with rehabilitation after the operation. You may also benefit from having an ergonomic evaluation that addresses workplace issues that may be contributing to wrist pain.
Also take in to account that If you have a broken bone in your wrist, then a “cast” or splint can help hold the bone fragments together while they heal. Which takes real time! Please be aware if you have sprained or strained your wrist a “splint” is particularly useful with overuse injuries by repetitive motions.
Bowen Therapy is a set system of small moves, the technique is a gentle, fast and effective way to treat muscle and connective tissue disorders. The Bowen Therapy client can, within weeks, enjoy activity, if not sport without pain. In some Bowen Therapy clients, wrist pain symptoms have been known to cease altogether in three to six months instead of three years by conventional means.
Have wrist pain? Tel 07 4728 8800
Pain Relief Specialist
Setter’s Health Centre Townsville has helped clients for over 29 years and offers a relaxed and professional environment for Bowen Therapy treatment and massage. We are located right in the heart of the Medical Precinct of Pimlico in Townsville and have on-site car parking with direct ground level access to our clinic. For more information on the benefits of Bowen Therapy, Phone 07 4728 8800 or contact us today about a session tailored specifically for you. No Referral Necessary!
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