Wrist, hand and forearm injuries can be debilitating. Not only because they’re painful, but also because of the inconvenience: injure one of these body parts and see how many everyday activities are affected. These parts’ close grouping also means that if you injure one, pain or discomfort will likely spread to the other areas as well. Lately, the number of wrist, hand and forearm injuries has been rising. The culprit? Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain injuries associated with increased use of computers.
To care for wrist, hand and forearm conditions, your chiropractor will first determine the exact source of the pain. He or she can then begin a management plan that may include adjustments, physiotherapeutic modalities, such as ultrasound, soft tissue therapy and perhaps a recommendation for a brace or splint.