Wrist Physical Therapy
Casey is essential to my health and doing the things I love, like running! He is attentive to detail, prevention and healing. Many, many thanks for getting me through injuries and ready to race.
The team at Therapydia is exceptional. They really understand the body, treatments and desired outcomes of clients. While I’m using them due to a surgery I had, I plan on using their services for more preventative work to improve my overall strength and alignment with running and skiing.
Casey was very thorough and great at explaining what was going on with my body to me. I found him to be extremely professional and warm and approachable at the same time. I have and will continue to recommend people to see Casey he is great at his a great PT.
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
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 Denver
Better Physical Therapy Experience
At Therapydia Denver, 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.
- Lifetime Wellness
- Quality Treatment
Casey McNitt, MPT
and Physical Therapist
Aaron Page, DPT
Cami Hatch, DPT