ELBOW, WRIST & HAND PAIN
We regularly see patients with tennis elbow, golfers elbow, pain around the thumb or wrist. These conditions are frequently activity related, but can be age-related too. Our practitioners combine osteopathy, myofascial techniques and acupuncture to reduce pain and increase mobility
Wrist / Hand / Elbow pain
Pain in the hand is a very common problem and can be caused from trapped nerves, wear and tear and osteoarthritis. If you are an older person you may get pain around the base of your thumb joint. This can easily be helped with osteopathy.
Carpal Tunnel syndrome, gives rise to pins and needles, pain and/or numbness in the index and middle fingers and weakness of some muscles in the fingers and/or thumb which may cause poor grip.
Other conditions such as Heberden’s Nodes cause swelling and pain at the finger joints.
There are two main common conditions - Tennis elbow, and Golfer’s elbow.
Tennis elbow causes pain and tenderness around the outside of the elbow joint, whereas golfer’s elbow causes pain around the inner side of the joint. Massage and osteopathy can be a great benefit especially when used with Dry needling or Acupuncture.
Both conditions can be helped also by adjusting activities to avoid further pain, carrying out simple exercises and if necessary, using painkillers.
We can help
Our practitioners are trained to identify the cause of elbow, wrist and hand pain, and to use therapeutic manual techniques to bring fast relief from pain and improve movement. We also offer advice and exercises to prevent recurrence.