Wrist, Forearm, and Elbow Pain
At West Chiropractic and Wellness our providers go the extra mile at your initial exam to locate the specific causes of your pain or discomfort. This is especially key in a region where there are multiple crossing joint lines like in the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow.
common diagnosis for wrist and hand pain is often labeled as carpal tunnel syndrome. Though this is a common condition and something that we commonly work with, it is also important to rule out any potential compressions occurring elsewhere at the forearm, elbow, or even in the base of the neck. These forms of compression can also result in classic carpal tunnel-like symptoms and is known as “double crush syndrome.” The forearm is a common location for increased compression due its elongated structure of hand and wrist ligaments while having 20 muscles in the front and back. Each side of the elbow joint can also send discomfort into the wrist and arm via inflammation commonly referred to as golfers elbow or tennis elbow. These issues typically stem from overuse and repetitive motions and will ease with increasing mobility and strength in the forearms and/or wrists. Schedule today for a specific assessment of what is holding you back in work, play, or daily life.
- Carpal Tunnel
- Golfers/Tennis Elbow
- Bicipital (Bicep) tendonitis
- Pronator/supinator syndrome
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) / Nerve compression
Treatment for these conditions typically consist of:
- Manual adjustments
- Assisted stretching / mobilization of the wrist, hand, elbow, shoulder
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Work-based stretches, exercises, and relief positions
- Nerve flossing / tensioners
- Re-corrective exercises / stretching