Wrist Pain Chiropractic Treatment
The wrist is a complex joint made up of 24 bones, 30 ligaments, and hundreds of tendons. It is the most common site for injury in the body. At Convergent Therapies Chiropractic Clinic in Gig Harbor, WA, we provide wrist and shoulder pain treatment in Tacoma and its neighborhoods. Contact us for a consultation about any wrist problem, and we will put you on the correct healing path.
What Type of Wrist Pain Might You Experience?
At Convergent Therapies, we classify wrist pain into two categories:
Repetitive Motion Injury (RMI) Wrist Pain
This pain is caused by repetitive motion on the wrists when typing, gaming, or playing sports. RMI causes tingling and numbness in the thumb or index finger. However, you may experience symptoms in your extremities, including swelling, stiffness, aching, burning, cramping, tenderness, or hand weakness.
Radial Tunnel Syndrome (RTS) Wrist Pain
RTS wrist pain is caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is the space between your bones where tendons pass through. This space can compress due to swelling over the bony prominence like elbow crease or wrist pain.
RTS wrist pain symptoms include numbness or tingling, hand weakness, impaired sensation, and loss of motor control. Contact a chiropractor immediately when your fingers click or you experience frequent pain at night while sleeping on your side.
What Causes Wrist Pain?
The most common causes of wrist problems include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ganglion cysts
- Repetitive motion
- Physical impacts
What to Expect during Your Visit
We begin by taking your medical history and performing a physical examination. We'll ask you about your symptoms. An X-ray or MRI imaging follows this to rule out problems with the bones, tendons, or ligaments. The chiropractor will put you on a suitable treatment path that meets your needs based on the findings.
Visit Convergent Therapies for Wrist Pain Treatment in Gig Harbor
Do you suffer frequent wrist problems and are unsure which treatment is the best for you? Call Convergent Therapies Chiropractic Clinic at (253) 254-5653 or visit our Gig Harbor, WA, office for a consultation. You can also fill out an online contact form on our website.
Our chiropractor will create a personalized treatment plan for your wrist pain, shoulder pain, and any other extremities that are bothering you.