What About Wrist Pain?

Published May 1st, 2019 by Dr. Hoder

Are you familiar with chiropractic care? If not, you are probably like many others who think that chiropractors are limited to treating neck and back pain. While we can do that, there is also much more that we can help with…including wrist pain! Here’s how we can help.

A pain in the…wrist?!

You probably don’t realize just how much you use your wrist. No matter what your job or routine is, your wrist is one of your most used joints. You might think only athletes will suffer from wrist pain, but most of our patients put a great amount of stress on their wrists while working.

For those who have desk jobs, it is important to pay attention to how you position your wrist while at work. Here’s an example: when you don’t maintain a neutral position in the wrist, you can cause micro-traumas in the joints, bones, and ligaments. Eventually those seemingly minor issues can lead to much more serious problems. When it comes to treating injuries, chiropractic is a great place to start. Not only does chiropractic promote health and wellness, it also helps improve the body’s ability to heal itself. Joint adjustments in the hand can effectively treat injuries in the wrist.

Common Symptoms

We get it, sometimes you just want to power through the pain, especially when you can still maintain your day-to-day tasks. But ignoring the issue won’t make it go away. Practice a little self care if you are experiencing any of these symptoms in your wrist:

  • Tingling

  • Soreness

  • Clicking

  • Numbness

  • Stiffness

  • Extremely cold or hot

  • Swelling and difficult to move

In terms of wrist pain, the biggest cause is usually overuse. When you strain your muscle and leave it untreated, it becomes inflamed and results in even more pain. Repetitive gripping and twisting is one way to bring on wrist strain, and chiropractic can help.

When should I see a chiropractor?

We encourage regular chiropractic visits to maintain great health, and especially advise you schedule a consultation if you are experiencing wrist or joint pain. Click here to contact us and see how we can help relieve your pain!

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