Injuries to the hand and wrist are prevalent and can cause excruciating pain if left untreated. Many hand injuries are caused by overuse or placing an excessive amount of stress on nerves and tendons in the hand.
At Next Level Physical Therapy & Athletic Performance, we work with individuals and athletes who have suffered hand injuries. Our primary goal is to get patients back to doing what they love, whether it is an amateur bowling league or the world-stage.
Hand injuries can be caused by normal wear and tear, hobbies such as gardening and painting, job requirements, or sports. Sports like golf, tennis, gymnastics, wrestling, football, and more have a higher risk for injury to the hands and wrist.
At Next Level, we treat individuals and athletes, providing tailored treatment plans that focus on achieving their specific goals. Contact Next Level today at (661) 383-9828 to get started on a pain-free life.
The hand and wrist contain over 27 bones, dozens of muscles and joints, and over 100 ligaments and tendons. Everyday repetitive movements such as pushing the lawnmower or office tasks can put a considerable strain on the hand and wrist resulting in discomfort, inflammation, and long-lasting pain.
Common hand injuries we treat in our Santa Clarita physical therapy studio:
The overuse of the hand and wrist can pressure nerves, tear tissue, or inflame tendons. Repeating the same movements can cause pain, tenderness and limit your mobility.
Hand and wrist injuries caused by overuse include:
Carpal tunnel syndrome - Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused when the median nerve is compressed and may cause tingling, numbness, and weakness in the hand or arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by several factors, including the repetitive flexing of the wrist, obesity, and inflammatory conditions.
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis - De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition that affects the tendons near the thumb and presents itself as pain or swelling near the base of your thumb. De Quervain’s syndrome can make it challenging to participate in sports or everyday activities. It may affect your grip or your ability to lift heavy objects.
Trigger finger - Trigger finger is usually caused by repeated or prolonged gripping. The overuse or repetitive motion causes irritation and inflammation in the tendons of the finger.
If you have suffered a hand injury, call Next Level at (661) 383-9828 to see how we can help you get back to doing what you love.
We believe that taking a full-body integrative approach focusing on both rehabilitation and wellness helps people recover faster and more fully. Discover how we can help improve your quality of life by taking your recovery to the Next Level.