Elbow, wrist, and hand pain can occur due to various underlying factors. It can happen due to injuries, joint problems due to repetitive activities, overstretched muscles or ligaments, damaged tendons, and much more. When treating elbow, wrist, or hand pain, tracing its precise source is essential. Our licensed physical therapists identify and treat the root cause of your pain and provide long-term relief from the symptoms.
Elbow, Wrist, & Hand
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow, occurs when you perform repetitive hand movements from a poor posture, such as playing tennis or typing from a high angle. Tennis elbow can cause pain and discomfort while gripping or lifting objects. Our physical therapists use numerous techniques to restore strength and mobility to your elbow.
Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
Medial epicondylitis, commonly known as golfer’s elbow, occurs when you perform repetitive tasks from a poor posture that affects the inside of your elbows. Just like tennis elbow, this condition also causes discomfort and sensitivity while lifting and gripping objects. Our therapists help restore normal joint movements and regain your strength.
Elbow pain usually occurs due to the overuse of the elbow joints from repetitive activities, such as sports, writing, typing, lifting, etc. Furthermore, repeated gripping and twisting motions can also tighten the muscles and tissues in the elbow and forearms, leading to elbow, wrist, and hand pains. Physical therapy soothes sore muscles and restores strength and mobility.
Sprains and strains in the hands, wrists, and elbows occur when your ligaments, muscles, or tendons are overstretched or injured. This causes pain and difficulty with movements, and physical therapy is necessary to restore normal range of motion and mobility.
Elbow, wrist, and hand fractures usually occur due to falls, especially since we use our hands and forearms to protect ourselves while falling. Colles’ fracture and Smith’s fracture are the most common types of fractures, occurring when you fall onto an outstretched hand. Physical therapy restores mobility to your fingers, wrists, and elbows after the healing phase.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition wherein pressure is applied on the median nerve traveling from the forearm to the wrist, usually due to the constriction of the surrounding ligaments. This can cause tingling sensations, loss of feeling, and pain in the thumb and first two fingers. Physical therapy aims to relieve the median nerve and alleviate the symptoms.
Nerve injuries occur when injuries to the elbow, forearms, hands, or wrists damage the nerves in the region. This can lead to numbness, tingling sensations, problems with muscle function, and, in the worst cases, paralysis. Poor posture can also cause nerve injuries. Our physical therapists help remove pressure from the nerves to restore normal mobility.
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Miami Neurology & Rehabilitation Specialists is led by an incredibly talented team of physical therapists. We use hands-on techniques to alleviate the symptoms of your elbow, wrists, or hand pain and restore mobility. We also help you with an exercise program to reduce the likelihood of injuries and pains in the future. Please schedule a consultation with our physical therapists in Miami, FL.