Cambridge Wrist Pain Clinic
We have cambridge wrist pain clinics located in Waterbeach and Central Cambridge. Our Osteopath uses manual therayp techniques and prescriptive exercise to manage and treat wrist pain. treatment is usually uninvasive and provided in as painless manner as possible
What Causes Wrist Pain?
Muscle Strains – a muscle injury that occurs as a result of repetitive overuse.
Ligament Sprains – an injury that can occur due to trauma e.g. falling on your hand outright
Tendinopathies – a tendon inury that occurs from repetitive overuse.
What Medical Conditions Cause Wrist Pain?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of the ring fingers.
Wrist Osteoarthritis – a group of mechanical abnormalities resulting in joint destruction, which can occur in the wrist. These abnormalities include degeneration of cartilage and hypertrophic bone changes, which can lead to pain, swelling and loss of function.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – an Autoimmune condition where Arthritis of joints involves inflammation of the synovial membrane. Joints become swollen, tender and warm, and stiffness limits their movement. With time, multiple joints are affected (polyarthritis). Most commonly involved are the small joints of the hands, feet and neck.
Dupytren’s Contracture – A condition in which one or more fingers become permanently bent in a flexed position. It usually begins as small hard nodules just under the skin of the palm. It then worsens over time until the fingers can no longer be straightened. While typically not painful some aching or itching may be present. The ring finger followed by the little and middle fingers are most commonly affected.
How Can We Help?
If the pain has a musculoskeletal origin or cause, then we can provide manual therapy treatment to help reduce the pain severity and improve joint mobility.
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