Since our wrists and hands are in use all the time, injuries and trauma are very common occurrences.
Repetitive actions, such as computer and phone use, can do enough damage to put you in pain and make everyday activities difficult.
At the Magaziner Center, we specialize in helping those with hand and wrist problems. Here are some of the conditions we’ve had great success in treating.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome: This painful condition results from pressure being exerted on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel, a narrow opening on the palm side of the wrist. Symptoms include numbness, tingling or pain in the thumb and first three fingers.
- Triangular fibrocartilage complex tear: You can tear or injure the TFCC, a cartilage that extends from the base of the pinky finger across the wrist, playing sports that use a racket or bat, or simply by falling onto outstretched hands. Symptoms include pain starting at the base of the pinky finger and extending down and swelling at the wrist.
- Scapholunate ligament injury: A healthy scapholunate ligament keeps the wrist rotating smoothly, however, injuries are common in certain sports, or just a sudden bending of the wrist during a fall. Symptoms include pain or swelling of the wrist and reduced grip strength.
- Trigger finger: Known medically as stenosing tenosynovitis, this condition looks just like it sounds. If the tendons in a finger or thumb become inflamed, they can lock in a bent position causing stiffness, popping or clicking sensations.
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis: This condition causes inflammation of the tendons in the wrist on the thumb side. While the exact cause is unknown, it can be brought on by injury or inflammatory condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms can include pain and/or swelling near the base of the thumb and difficulty in using your thumb when grasping or pinching.
How they treat it
Mainstream treatments of hand and wrist problems almost always involve the use of anti-inflammatory drugs. Despite the risks involved in taking these medications, such as kidney and liver complications, stomach ulcers or other GI problems, bleeding and cardiovascular issues, most doctors hand them out as if they were candy, and very often on a long-term basis.
How we treat it
At the Magaziner Center for Wellness, we treat wrist and hand pain holistically, by learning where the problem originated and working to heal it. We look at the entire area, including the surrounding joints and tissue, to discern all possible contributing factors. Through treatments such as prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma, cellular regenerative therapies and osteopathic manipulation, we accelerate and enhance the body’s natural healing process to wristband hand pain.Learn more about prolotherapy Learn more about regenerative medicine