Getting A Helping Hand With
Your Wrist or Hand Pain
We use our hands every day to perform tasks varying from personal hygiene to preparing and eating meals, typing and texting, and enjoying our favorite hobbies or activities. We do everything with our hands and it can really affect our quality of life when that ability is limited due to pain. See how Alexandria chiropractors can help you overcome your pain.
Wrist and hand pain are usually caused by trauma, repetitive use, or from an underlying disease or condition.
Chiropractic Care for Hand and Wrist Pain in Alexandria VA
With a wrist or hand injury, such as falling on an outstretched hand, the ligaments and muscles can become sprained or strained. This causes movement of the hand and wrist to become limited and painful.
In a repetitive use injury, the muscles of the hand and wrist are overused. A good example is prolonged texting, which can lead to De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, also known as texting thumb or gamer’s thumb. This condition is caused by inflammation of the tendons at the base of your thumb.
Underlying conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or Guyon canal syndrome, can cause numbness, tingling and weakness in the palm and fingers due to pressure on the median or ulnar nerve.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from hand or wrist pain, why not pay your Alexandria chiropractor a visit to help identify the cause, get it treated and learn how to prevent future injuries?