Wrist / Hand / Elbow Pain

At Oxford Osteopaths we regularly see patients with 'Tennis or Golfers Elbow', pain around their thumb or wrist. These conditions are frequently activity or age related.

Using a combination of osteopathy, massage and acupuncture we aim to get you back in control quickly.

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.

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Elbow Pain


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.

How can Oxford Osteopaths help


At Oxford Osteopaths, we have many years of experience dealing with wrist, hand and elbow pain. We take the time to understand the root cause of the problem and then use sound, established osteopathic methods to get you relief from your wrist, hand or elbow pain.