When your wrists and hands suffer a sudden or repetitive motion injury, they can become stiff, swollen, numb and weak and make your daily activities much more challenging. The hands and connected areas are complex systems with numerous joints and muscles that can cause unbearable pain if left untreated. If you are looking for a diagnosis relief for your condition, you can see an experienced medical doctor and a chiropractor right here in one place at Balanced Health Medical on the Upper East Side of Midtown New York near Rockefeller Center. We’ll identify your condition and provide you with appropriate treatment recommendations regardless of the diagnosis, and we offer immediate appointments.
Due to the fragility of these areas, a number of degenerative conditions and injuries can result in radiating and throbbing pain in the hands, wrists and even extend into the fingers. Here are some common causes of hand-related injuries.
When a strong force impacts the hand or wrist suddenly, small muscles, tendons and ligaments can become partially torn causing one or more sprains or strains in the wrist and hands. These types of injuries are common in car accidents, sporting injuries, work incidents and slip-and-fall occurrences.
Like sprains and strains, fractures are often attributed to some type of blunt-force trauma to the hands and wrists that cause the tender bones to suffer from hairline fractures. Dislocations often result when the wrist, hand or fingers are suddenly ‘yanked’ out of place. Both typically result in serious swelling and bruising and significant pain that can persist even after fractures and dislocations have healed.
When the passageway in the wrist narrows and compresses on the median nerve, symptoms like numbness, tingling and weakness can affect the hand and radiate throughout the fingers. Often this condition is related to tendinitis, which is typically sourced by nerve damage and constrictions that cause weakness through the arm.
Commonly called ‘text thumb,’ this syndrome often results from repetitive motions such as typing, using the thumb excessively on phones, etc. Stiffness, fine motor control problems, and weakness are common symptoms of De Quervain Syndrome.
After a thorough assessment, we’ll give you an accurate diagnosis. Our doctor and chiropractic care team work together to provide an integrated treatment program designed for pain relief and fast healing. These treatments may include:
Our convenient location on the Upper East Side in Midtown near Rockefeller Center makes us the perfect location to get treatment on your lunch break or before or after your commute. Contact us today at (212) 755-1717 today.