Chiropractic Treatment for Elbow, Wrist and Finger
The hand is made up of 8 wrist bones and 5 long hand bones and 14 short fingers bones making them more vulnerable for injury if used excessively. Elbow, Wrist and Finger may hurt if excessive or not proper movement.
The two main elbow injury we see in our clinic is:
Tennis elbow doesn’t only affect tennis players. In fact, only a handful of tennis players are affected by it. Most of tennis elbow patients hardly played tennis in their entire life. The repetitive use of the forearm muscle causes the tendons inside your elbow to overwork. It can cause weakness and painful with certain movement such as lifting an item or turning the doorknob. Pain also spreads from the elbow joint to the forearm.
Golfers elbow is the similar condition of muscle inflammation but on the muscle and tendons outside of the elbow instead. Also similarly, most of golfers elbow patients doesn’t play golf. It is caused by the overuse of muscle and tendons of the forearm. Some of the hand and finger pain and conditions responds well to chiropractic care. Here are some of the more common ones that we get great result in our practice.
Osteoarthritis doesn’t only affect the knee. Another common location of osteoarthritis is the wrist and fingers. Inflammation of these hand joints causes pain and discomfort and sometimes numbness at the hands. Simple movement such as holding a mug and turning the doorknob becomes a major frustration to patients.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is defined by numbness of the hands caused by pinching of nerve at the wrist. Through chiropractic adjustment, the realignment of these joints will relieve the pain and numbness without the use of surgery or drugs.
Trigger Finger is also a very common condition we can help with. People presenting with trigger finger will most often feels like their fingers are stiff and ‘stuck’ in a certain position and the range of motion of the fingers is reduced.
All conditions respond well to chiropractic adjustments. By realigning the arms, wrist and fingers, the musculature and structures of the elbow, hand and fingers can function effectively and restore normal functionality.