Grasping for Answers
We know how hard it is to live with hand pain day in and day out. Stiff and achy hands and wrists limit your ability to perform basic tasks like cooking, typing, gardening or just gripping. As you try to massage and rub your hands, you may continue to experience:
- Wrist swelling and stiffness
- Waking up stiff and sore
- Inablility to close your fist
- Tingling and numbness
- Difficulty opening jars and doors
- Unable to put weight through the wrist
The main types of hand pain
Getting your grip back
We know that the effects of everyday life can overload the joints and tendons make tissues “cranky” and irritated. Its also frustrating when doctors either diagnose you with arthritis or carpal tunnel. Now you are facing two options: take medication or opting for surgery.
Calm Tissues Down, Build em back up
Over the past 20 years, we have been able to provide our patients with an individualized recovery plan by following a very simple formula: “Calm it down then build it back up”. This is done by following 4 progressive steps:
Don’t try to push through pain.
Apply over-the-counter wrist brace, compression sleeve, KT tape.
Gently stretch the tight muscles.
Gentle massage palm and fingers.
Activate & Load
Try performing isometric wrist extension hold for 30 seconds 3x.
take a 15-minute walk 2x day.
Getting back in the game
Your joints were designed to move. Wrist and finger mobility will improve over a few weeks after following our proven step-by-step recovery strategies. You will soon discover how to overcome the negative effects of pain and use your hands and wrists to play piano again, prepare your favorite meal, or just shake someones hand.