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If you have wrist pain and are interested in seeing a wrist specialist in the Atlanta or Marietta, GA area, schedule an appointment at Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow. We offer a physical therapy program that can be very instrumental in alleviating your wrist pain.
Due to the variety of ways that our wrists are used, wrist pain can also come in various forms. To adequately address your specific symptoms, a physical therapist must first discover the root cause of your pain. Some wrist-related conditions that cause pain can be found below:
A physical therapist can diagnose your wrist pain by first completing a physical examination and asking you to complete a few range-of-motion exercises. Additionally, you may need x-rays or an MRI to show the extent of your injury. A proper diagnosis can make all the difference in your ability to treat and maintain your wrist’s functionality.
Physical therapy can help treat wrist pain by improving the range of motion and strength of your hand, wrist, or fingers, while at the same time easing the pain. In many cases, it can also help you avoid the need for surgical treatment.
Your physical therapist will develop a treatment regimen specifically tailored to your needs and show you how to perform each exercise correctly. Some of these exercises may include:
Each of these exercises can be repeated 10 times or as needed.
Although wrist pain can be debilitating, it doesn’t have to last forever. Physical therapy is a feasible treatment option that can minimize the need for surgery.
Contact our hand and wrist specialists at either one of our Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow offices in Atlanta or Marietta, GA today! We look forward to helping you return to a pain-free way of living!
Dr, Randall Alexander, MD