We define patient-centered goals as what you hope to accomplish from physical therapy. While these are typically activity-specific goals, often patients report they just wish to experience less pain.
Wrist sprains involve injury to the ligaments of the wrist joint which often occurs due to trauma, such as a fall on an outstretched hand.
Many cases of mild-to-moderate nerve entrapment are successfully treated with physical therapy. Your physical therapist will determine the activities that bring on your symptoms and may recommend to avoid those activities for a period of time.
Nerve entrapment occurs when a nerve is compressed by surrounding joints, muscles or tendons and results in injury or irritation to the nerve. Two common nerve entrapments affecting the wrist are ulnar nerve entrapment (Guyon’s Canal Syndrome) and median nerve entrapment (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome).
Fractures of the wrist most commonly occur with a fall on an outstretched hand. Wrist fractures can occur during high-level sports such as snowboarding, as well as from falls by patients with compromised bone-density (osteoporosis).
My Carpal Tunnel symptoms are not isolated to my hand? What does this mean and how does this impact treatment? While symptoms from carpal tunnel syndrome can radiate up the arm, special consideration for potential alternative diagnoses need to be...
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and how do we treat it? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an entrapment/compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist’s carpal tunnel, which is a passageway in the wrist that connects the forearm to the hand....