Depending on the exact cause, a patient may suffer from radiating pain, numbness, tingling, swelling, or muscle weakness. The pain may be caused by an injury, either acute or due to overuse. No matter the cause, hand and wrist pain can negatively impact a patient's quality of life. When the pain does not go away on its own, it can instead grow worse over time, and if left untreated can result in chronic, debilitating pain, and a loss of hand or wrist function. Seeing a doctor specializing in hand and wrist pain, their causes, and the roads to treatment can bring not just short-term relief but long-term recovery. Seeing a hand and wrist doctor early can prevent the need for surgery later on, particularly for carpal tunnel.
AFC Physical Medicine & Chiropractic Centers has a team of doctors and medical professionals that will work together to identify the factors in your hand and wrist pain and the treatment that best leads to recovery. In addition to physical therapy, our specialists may implement a nutrition plan to reduce inflammation in the muscles and ligaments surrounding the hand and wrist joints.