Wrist pain can occur in many ways and for many reasons. The most common pain occurs with movements such as pushing, twisting, weight-bearing and torsional impact. Activities such as biking, weightlifting, golf, tennis, and even housecleaning can cause wrist pain. Taking notice of what activities bring on the pain and the location of the pain is important to report when seeking treatment.
One of the best things to ask your doctor during your consult is a referral to hand therapy with a Certified Hand Therapist (or CHT). During your evaluation and throughout your treatment process, a CHT will help you analyze your daily activities to find out how and when your wrist pain occurs. You will learn to adapt and modify how you perform these activities to lessen the pain. You will also learn about various types of wrist supports that can often eliminate your pain altogether
You can find a listing of CHTs in your area by visiting www.htcc.org. If you are in Northeastern Pennsylvania area, call me at Hands for Life Therapy at 570-820-5900 to make an appointment. I would be happy to help!
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