The wrist is a delicate area of nerves and blood vessels surrounding the bone, tendons and ligaments. Stress or injury to this area inhibits activity of the hand as well as the arm–necessary elements in daily routine activities. It also reduces productivity in job performance and detracts from the individual’s quality and enjoyment of life.
A Utah chiropractor can realign and manipulate the bones of the wrist back into its proper aligned state, thus reducing tension on the surrounding ligaments, tendons and muscles. When a bone is out of place these connective tissues can become inflamed as it tries to overcompensate for the misalignment. A wrist adjustment performed by a chiropractor can aid the body to naturally heal itself by increasing blood circulation to the injured area and help relieve tension off the nerves to ultimately reduced pain, increase range of motion and speed recovery time.
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What are the common causes of wrist pain?
- Sports injuries due to torn ligaments
- Sprains & Strains
- Impact injuries, such as bracing oneself from a fall
- Injuries resulting from repetitive movements, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Tendonitis
Wrist pain can be a dull ache when associated with arthritis, or it can be a sharp, stabbing pain when tendonitis is the cause. Some wrist pain causes numbness and tingling to occur even radiating up the arm and down into the hand.
Why see a chiropractor for wrist pain?
Hand joints or any structures in the hand or joints, such as the knuckles, where bones meet can become injured, irritated and inflamed resulting in pain and loss of range of motion.
While minor sprains and strains respond well to ice, rest and over-the-counter pain medications, there are some instances when a doctor’s expertise is needed. Pain and inflammation lasting longer than a few days or pain that intensifies and becomes worse will need to be seen by a doctor. Delaying care and chiropractic treatment in Utah can lead to poor circulation, longer healing, decline in range of motion and can even result in long-term disability