Wrists and elbows are among the most important joints in our bodies. Our wrists and elbows enable us to do amazing work, enjoy fun recreational activities, and allow us to live our lives more fully. When your wrist or elbow is in pain, it can affect many of your normal daily activities.
At Discover Optimal Healthcare, we know how to take care of these important joints. Utilizing the latest in treatments and therapies, our pain management experts can examine your individual joint pain condition, and prescribe a custom-tailored treatment option. Once a treatment plan is put into place, our pain management experts will guide you through each step of the treatment regimen, and get you back on the road to pain-free living.
Here are some of the most common wrist and elbow conditions that we treat at Discover Optimal Healthcare.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Often occurring when the hand and wrist make small, repetitive movements, carpal tunnel syndrome can cause weakness, numbness, and tingling sensations that extend from the forearms to the fingertips.
Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
Tennis elbow is caused by repeated and forceful wrist extension, resulting in pain on the outside of the elbow.
Medial Epicondylitis (golfers/baseball elbow)
Caused when the hands repeatedly and forcefully grip an object, medial epicondylitis often produces pain on the inside of the elbow and along the pinky-finger side of the forearm.
Sprained Wrist, Thumb, and Finger
Hyperextension (bending thumbs and fingers too far backward) and hyperflexion (bending thumbs and fingers too far forward), or extensive sideways bends are the most common causes of sprains. Sprains are caused when ligaments, cartilage and joints are damaged or torn. When a sprain occurs, the pain is often sudden and sharp.
Tendonitis is one of the most common wrist-related conditions, and is caused by a simple overuse of the wrist tendons. Wrists will often feel achy or stiff when tendonitis develops, and the discomfort can linger if not treated properly.
Our experienced and caring staff will provide the proper diagnostic tools to determine the cause of your wrist and/or elbow pain. Once the cause of the pain is determined, we can customize a treatment plan that will improve range of motion and mobility, while simultaneously reducing pain.