Since our hands and wrists are used for so many daily tasks, at one point or another you may experience wrist pain or swelling due to an injury. If you suffer from wrist pain and you need physical therapy in Essex MD, discover Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center. Dr. Cohen and his staff can ease your pain and increase mobility in your wrist.
The Most Common Wrist Injuries
Wrist injuries occur mostly when people participate in sports, as a result of work-related activities, or as a result of accidental falls. Bruises, sprains, ligament tears, fractures, crushing injury, or tendon tears may be reasons why a patient seeks a physical therapist. Additionally, patients benefit from physical therapy when they suffer from tendon pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
People also suffer from wrist pain due to ligament tears, tendonitis, mallet finger, wrist bone fracture, and growth plate stress. A jammed finger occurs when it’s struck while fully extended. When the wrist is twisted or impacted, a ligament tear can occur. Tendonitis results from repeating the same movements over and over. A wrist bone fracture occurs when you fall on an outstretched hand. Lastly, growth plate stress is a repetitive stress injury that’s most common in gymnasts.
How a Physical Therapist Can Help
First, a physical therapist will evaluate the complex muscle, tendon, nerve, ligament, and joint structures of the wrist and arm. Then, they’ll decide which type of therapy and exercises will work best. Manual therapy is commonly used to improve the mobility of patients and decrease their pain. It uses a mixture of mobilization and manipulation techniques of the soft tissue and joints to restore normal function. Therapeutic exercise programs are also commonly prescribed. They prevent future injuries and teach the patient proper movement patterns.
Do You Need Physical Therapy in Essex MD?
Dr. Neil Cohen at Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center has over 30 years of experience reducing pain in patients and increasing their mobility. Aside from physical therapy, we also offer aquatic therapy, chiropractic care, dry needling, and non-surgical spinal decompression. For more information about our services, contact us!