19 Mar Does Chiropractic Care Help with Wrist Pain?
The short answer is—yes, chiropractic care can help with wrist pain. Your body is all connected! Chiropractic can relieve pain in many parts of the body, including the hands and wrists.
Whether you need to realign and manipulate the bones of the wrist to restore proper alignment, or you need some tension reduced in the surrounding ligaments, tendons, and muscles, we can help with that.
When something is out of alignment, other parts of the body will overcompensate for it. This leads to tension and overuse. A wrist adjustment from a chiropractor can reduce pain, increase your range of motion, and speed up your recovery time.
Hands and wrists are used in almost all of our movements. They are also the victims of many repetitive motions. Whether or not you have strong hands and wrists, these are delicate parts of the body and are prone to pain and injury. The cause of wrist pain may just be from repeated movements that are common in your day to day or it could be due to overuse or injury. If you are experiencing burning, numbness, stiffness, tingling, soreness, or other pain in your wrist, a chiropractor can help.
Chiropractic treatments for wrist pain often involve adjustments of r the joints, physical therapy, and massage therapy. At Spinal Rehab, we will start with a consultation to determine which treatment is best for your individual needs. As we discuss your symptoms and examine your situation, we can best strategize a care plan for you. We will work to relieve your pain and strengthen your muscles to prevent future pain.
Your wrist pain may be because of misalignment. Chiropractors work to readjust joints to their correct placement as part of the healing process. There may be a bone out of place, causing inflammation and pressure. This swelling may even be restricting movements in your hands and arms—which is beyond frustrating. It is extremely difficult to go through the day without full use of your hands and arms. The tension caused by this pain may also be leading to pain in other parts of your body, such as your back, shoulders, neck, etc.
Stretching Your Wrist
Stretching your wrist can help to ease pain and reduce tightness—participially if the ligaments are inflamed. Simple exercises like wrist rotation, hand clenching, finger flexing, and wrist flexing can not only help with current pain but also help to strengthen muscles and joints to prevent future problems. As inflammation decreases, the movement will become easier and pain will lessen.
Some wrist conditions may result in tissue scarring that can make motion difficult and uncomfortable. Certain stretching techniques can help to heal soft tissues and restore muscle elastic, making movements more comfortable again.
Chiropractic care will help to restore function and reduce pain, but it will also reduce the likelihood of a similar occurrence in the future. Get healthy, stay healthy, get stronger and schedule an appointment with Spinal Rehab of North County today!