Elbow, Wrist, Hand Pain

Elbow, wrist and hand pain are often caused by repetitive actions and overuse. Many of today’s sports, hobbies and jobs require repetitive hand, wrist or arm movement. Pain in these areas may occasionally be due to arthritis which can be ruled out with examination.

Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is an overuse injury that occurs when tendons become overloaded, leading to inflammation, degeneration and potential tearing. It commonly affects tennis players who grip their racquets too tightly but anyone can develop this painful condition.

While Tennis Elbow is a very common issue for which clients seek our help, we also treat numerous conditions affecting the hands, elbows and wrists such as tendonitis, fractures, or sprains.

How are these conditions treated?

The first step in dealing with hand, wrist or elbow pain is evaluating the source of that pain. This is the main goal of your initial Physiotherapy or Chiropractic appointment, when we will also assess your current strength and range of motion capabilities.

After your assessment, the first priority is to to get rid of the pain as soon as possible using our therapeutic techniques such as manual therapy and Laser Therapy. After that, we’ll begin to focus on building up your range of motion. Finally, exercises for building strength will be added so that you can return to all the activities you enjoy.


Frequently Asked Questions

You do not require a doctor’s referral to attend physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage therapy. However, if you intend to use your health insurance to cover the cost you should confirm your insurers policy as some may ask you for a doctor’s referral.

The advantage of choosing a service provider that works in a collaborative practice environment like PROTx is that regardless of who you see initially, you will always be directed to the most appropriate therapist. This team environment gives you, the client, the best possible options.

Your therapist will perform an assessment. You will be asked a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. This will be followed by an examination of the areas causing concern and associated areas. Following the assessment, the findings, your goals and available treatment options will be discussed.

The first appointment can take up to an hour. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required.

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