Hand and wrist pain originate from two primary sources: overuse and injury. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the best known condition that causes hand and wrist pain from overuse and repetitive motion. It’s been estimated that as many as one in 10 Canadians aged 20 or older– suffer from this condition.
Other Injuries to the hand and wrist are also common throughout the population, regardless of age or activity level.
Without early intervention, many hand and and wrist problems that could be more completely resolved leave the patient with a regrettable, permanent, loss of function.
Four common treatment options for hand and wrist conditions include:
Many wrist injuries go untreated because they might seem like a simple sprain or strain when in fact they could be a sign of something more serious. Timely observation, examination and treatment can prevent the long-term debilitating impact of hand and wrist pain.
To reduce the chance of a permanent disability, seek intervention as soon as possible when experiencing functional pain; consult with a doctor or licensed physiotherapist or occupational therapist.
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