Wrist Pain Relief
Wrist Pain Treatment – your Chiropractor in Omaha
Since we spend a lot of time typing on computers and phones, it’s easy to feel stiff in the wrist and hand. Because of this, many are unsure what to do to heal that pain. Whether you had it for a while, or the pain flared up recently, Dr. Nilles has the answer and treatment for you.
Causes of Wrist Pain
Like many conditions, there are multiple causes for wrist pain.
One cause behind this condition involves a pinched nerve. Conditions such as carpal tunnel and radial tunnel are caused by pinching certain nerves, usually in the neck. Due to this, numbness and pain appears in the joint.
Wrist pain may result from physical injuries as well. Muscles in this joint experience the same wear and tear process as all other muscles in the body. In addition, this joint can experience the same amount of force felt during an injury. Whether it’s from playing sports or being involved in an accident, pain can appear afterwards.
Age & Arthritis
Aside from these, aging and arthritis are also common. Aging results in the body’s muscles wearing down over time. Arthritis causes swelling and stiffness in the joint, resulting in pain.
Symptoms to Watch for…
Patients experience different levels of pain, from slight weakness in the joint to radiating pain. The same is said for what symptoms they may have.
Along with pain, patients may feel burning and tingling sensations in the joint. Numbness, soreness and swelling are also common. Other symptoms to watch for is if the joint feels very warm or cold, and if there’s difficulty moving the wrist.
The wrist joint isn’t the only part affected. Any of the symptoms mentioned can appear throughout the same arm and fingers of the affected wrist. This is due to the nerves, muscles and tissues connected to the wrist being irritated. In addition, if patients experience neck pain at the same time as wrist pain, the two may be connected.
How Pinched Nerves Can Be Involved…
Despite what some may think, pinched nerves are quite common. This is due to pressure being placed on certain nerves, causing pain and numbness. As such, a pinched nerve can cause wrist pain.
Is it carpal tunnel?
Most often, many patients think they have pain due to carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel occurs when there is pressure on the median nerve. This pressure causes pain and numbness in the thumb, pointer and middle fingers. Because of this, pain appears in the joint.
Keep in mind, though, there are multiple nerves traveling to and from the hand and wrist. As such, a pinched nerve can occur anywhere in the joint.
Pinched Nerves & Repeated Actions
A pinched nerve can appear due to repetitive actions. Certain actions such as twisting, gripping, or working with heavy machinery can put pressure on nerves in the wrist, causing swelling and pain.
Pain Due to Injury
Let’s start with one of the most common ways of getting wrist pain: typing. Whether on a keyboard or on our phones, most patients feel some type of pain. This is due to spending long periods of time on those devices, typing up messages or playing certain games.
More serious cases re caused by some form of physical injury. Wrist pain is a common symptom from a slip and fall accident, due to the patient trying to catch themselves with their hands. In addition, the patient may have a fracture or sprain/strain in the joint.
Auto accidents have the same results. Because the patient is bracing themselves for impact, they may have bruising, pain, and other problems with their wrists. Obviously, it is important to seek medical help immediately after an auto accident.
Let’s Discuss Zone Technique
As we have discussed, wrist pain occurs due to various reasons. The most common reasons, though, are overuse of the joint or a spinal misalignment. In either case, the result is pain in this joint.
This is where chiropractic care, and Zone Technique, can help. According to this technique, any pain experienced may be due to an imbalance in one of the body’s six zones. In this case, that zone would be Zone 5.
Zone 5: The Musculoskeletal System
Zone 5 consists of the bones and muscles in your body. Thanks to them, you can move around and stay upright throughout the day. Due to this, it is very easy for this zone to be affected by any physical trauma. This includes suffering injuries that cause wrist pain.
When this zone is unbalanced, pain and stiffness can occur. This includes pain and stiffness in the wrist. As such, alleviating pain in this zone is important. Focusing on balancing Zone 5 will result in less pain and more movement in this joint.
Wrist Pain – Relief at Diamond Chiropractic
Getting relief from wrist pain does take time. Time to heal and rest. This is where Diamond Chiropractic and our staff steps in to help. With regular adjustments, exercises and other therapies, Diamond Chiropractic will get you on the right track for wrist pain relief.
Dr. Nilles will start your treatment by focusing on balancing Zone 5 of the body. By doing this, symptoms of your wrist pain case will start disappearing. In addition, Dr. Nilles will recommend doing corrective exercises, such as wrist flexion and extension, to help ease the pain.
Lastly, Dr. Nilles will provide lifestyle alternatives that help in the healing process. The goal is to get you feeling better, not making the pain worse.
Contact Diamond Chiropractic for Wrist Pain
If you are suffering from wrist pain and looking for treatment, Diamond Chiropractic is your answer. Contact our office and schedule an appointment today! Let us help you get relief from your wrist pain, and feeling better, right away.