Wrist and Hand Pain

Canberra Physiotherapy Centre

The wrist and hand are made up of numerous bones, ligaments, pulleys, muscles and long tendons making it one of the most intricate and useful parts of our body. It allows us to grip, pull, lift as well as use fine motor skills and dexterity to write, type and feel.

Due to the complexity of the wrist and hand, there are many conditions that can cause pain, restricted movement or strength deficits, and severely impact its functionality affecting our day to day activities that we often take for granted.

Common conditions that cause wrist pain include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Acute injury (such a sprain, strain or fracture)
  • Repetitive stress or overload
  • De Quervains tenosynovitis
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) injury
  • Pulley injury
  • Dupuytren’s disorder

Diagnosing and treating wrist and hand problems can be difficult due to its complexity. Our physiotherapists perform a thorough assessment of the bones and integrity of the surrounding ligamentous network, as well as the function and mobility of the tendons that control the wrist and hand. From this assessment they can inform you of the cause of your pain and best treatment to relieve it as quick as possible.

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