Wrist, hand and forearm injuries can be very debilitating because they are both painful and inconvenient as we use these parts of our bodies in almost every daily activity. Additionally, the wrist, hand and forearm are closely grouped, meaning that injuring one of these areas may cause pain and discomfort to the other areas. Although injury due to obvious trauma (such as jamming a finger or falling onto your hands) makes it easy to determine the etiology of your pain, over the last several years, increased computer use has led to an increase in the number of wrist, hand and forearm injuries, and the primary structure involved may not be as obvious since onset of symptoms may occur over a prolonged period of time. Carpal tunnel syndrome, for example, is one of the leading repetitive strain injuries that is associated with increased computer usage, and often the pain is first noticed in the forearm or fingers, as opposed to the wrist.
Once Dr. Suzan Starler, D.C. has determined the exact source of the pain, she can begin a management plan to care for your wrist, hand or forearm conditions. This can include adjustments, physiotherapeutic modalities such as ultra sound and/or McKenzie Therapies, soft tissue therapy, neurologic rehabilitation utilizing Quantum Neurology™ protocols, and maybe even the use of a brace or splint.