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How Chiropractic Care Can Help Wrist Pain

By Sabine Dorothy Docteur

Wrist pain can be a hassle, especially if it is in our dominant hand. The pain can be cumbersome because it affects our way of life and can prevent us from participating in specific activities. Oftentimes, the pain is accompanied by other inconveniences, namely tenderness, inflammation, and decreased range of motion.

Sources of Wrist Pain

The main causes of wrist pain include carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist injury, gout, and arthritis. Believe or not, wrist pain is also a type of pain that can have its origin from the neck. The way that the pain begins will determine the type of treatment to which it is subjected. Wrist pain could result from a fall on outstretched hands or sleeping on your hands under the pillow. I have had personal experience with the latter many times. Any blunt trauma that causes twists and sprains to the wrist may also cause ongoing pain in the area. Accidents are infamous causes of this kind of pain because of the way that we are tossed during collisions.

Occupational hazards such as manual labor and numerous hours typing on a computer can lead to this type of pain.

Chiropractic Treatment Options

The first thing that will happen before treatment begins will be a thorough examination. Even though chiropractors focus heavily on the spine and its manipulation for treatment of different disorders, they are also able to do adjustments on the extremities, such as the wrist, ribs, arms, and legs. There are instances in which adjusting the carpal bones may not be enough to relieve the pain that you are experiencing. In those cases, your chiropractor will check your range of motion and assess any pain that is being referred to the arm and hand from another location.

After palpating and maneuvering the wrist joint, if there is restriction found (commonly called a misalignment), then an alignment will be done by the chiropractor with his or her hands, or with an activator instrument. They may then recommend a brace or other supportive devices to stabilize the wrist as it heals.

In order to be on the way to better health, do not delay when a wrist injury appears. The Joint Chiropractic has over 500 locations, open seven days a week. With convenient sites near you, and affordable options for treatment, make it your priority to visit one of our chiropractors will add positively to your healing journey.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.

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