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Wrist & Hand Pain

Hand & Wrist Specialist Austin, TX

Hand & Wrist Specialist Austin, TX

Hand and wrist pain affects the ability to perform everyday tasks. Whether from an injury, repetitive overuse, or a chronic condition like arthritis, hand & wrist pain physical therapy at Carter Physiotherapy in Austin offers significant relief and improved functionality.

Austin hand & wrist therapy at Carter Physiotherapy addresses the underlying causes of pain. Physical therapy restores optimal function. Our skilled physical therapists conduct a thorough evaluation to identify specific issues that cause or contribute to pain. They assess joint mobility, muscle strength, flexibility, and postural or movement dysfunction.

After the evaluation, a personalized treatment plan is tailored to individual needs. Most recovery plans involve hands-on manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, other PT modalities, and an educational element. 

  • Manual therapy techniques, like joint or soft tissue mobilization, are the foundation of hand and wrist pain physical therapy. The hands-on techniques help alleviate pain, improve joint mobility, and enhance soft tissue healing. The initial aim is to reduce pain, and then improve range of motion, and strengthen muscles around the hand and wrist.
  • Therapeutic exercises target muscles and joints, promote healing and restore proper function. 
  • Other PT modalities, such as heat/cold, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation to reduce pain and inflammation, are vital to most recovery plans.
  • Education is a crucial aspect of hand and wrist pain physical therapy. You receive vital information about your condition, body mechanics, and strategies to prevent future injuries or flare-ups. Your physical therapist at Carter Physiotherapy in Austin also guides you on modifying your daily activities and ergonomics.

Carter Physiotherapy Hand & Wrist Pain Physical Therapy Austin, TX

Hand and wrist pain physical therapy effectively reduces pain, improves function, and enhances quality of life. The hand & wrist specialists at Carter Physiotherapy in Austin, TX, address the root causes of pain and provide targeted therapy. 

To regain your ability to perform daily tasks, participate in activities you enjoy, and restore confidence in using your hands and wrists, call Carter Physiotherapy today

Hand & Wrist Pain Physical Therapy FAQs

How Long Does It Take to Rehab a Wrist?

Most wrist rehab takes at least 6 to 12 weeks, depending on the cause of the wrist pain. Many patients experience pain, aches and discomfort beyond the first few weeks, and many need to extend physical therapy treatments. Wrists tend to be sensitive for several months after an injury and may require special care if the pain is from repetitive use. 

How Do You Rehab a Hurt Wrist?

Patients begin physical therapy and therapeutic exercises after the initial recovery stage as wrist pain starts to fade. Physical therapists provide specialized and customized treatments based on assessing underlying conditions and contributing factors. Patients usually receive more than one type of physical therapy treatment, such as hands-on manual therapy, TENS, ultrasound, and heat/cold therapy.

Wrist Pain – Can Physical Therapy Help?

Physical therapists help wrist tendinitis to reduce pain, increase wrist flexibility and build strength to return to previous sports and other activities. As movement experts, physical therapists improve wrist pain and function regardless of the cause of the problem through hands-on therapies, patient education, and therapeutic exercises.

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