Pain in the elbow, hand, and wrist can be sharp and acute, or dull and chronic. Often, it can impair a person’s ability to perform activities like driving, cooking, or writing. When the pain persists, a visit to a medical professional may become necessary.
Acupuncture, supporting the body’s healing process. Our team offers tailored treatment programs to reduce discomfort, and improve range of motion in the elbow, hand, and wrist. Learn more about Acupuncture treatments for the elbow, hand, and wrist today.
What Causes Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Pain?
The elbow is a frequently used joint. Pain in this area is often a result of overuse. Repetitive stress injuries like tennis elbow result from injury to surrounding elbow tendons due to repeated movements. Such pain may also be due to sprains, arthritis, or bursitis.
The structure of the hand is complex. People that tend to clench or grip a lot can develop trigger finger. This condition may be painful. With trigger finger, there is inflammation of the tendon sheath of the first finger. Those who do not seek treatment may see their finger assume a bent position. Hand pain may also result from entrapped nerves, a sprain, or arthritis.
One leading cause of wrist pain is carpal tunnel syndrome. In such an instance, the carpal tunnel narrows, placing extra pressure on the highly-specialized median nerve. People who develop this condition can experience tingling, numbness, or pain. This feeling may not only be felt at the wrist, but also along the first two fingers, thumb, and forearm. Discomfort in this area may also be from pinched nerves, a strain or sprain, or arthritis.
Acupuncture Treatment for Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Pain
Every case is unique, and symptoms may present differently with elbow, hand, and wrist pain. Acupuncture and physical therapy can be used in a treatment program for carpal tunnel, trigger finger, and tennis elbow. Treatment is tailored to the needs of each patient after a thorough assessment. Acupuncture treatment has been known to reduce inflammation, improve nerve function, and increase mobility for those experiencing pain in the elbow, hand, and wrist.
Natural Pain Relief
Our team works with patients to treat the root cause of elbow, hand, or wrist pain. Speak with our experienced Acupuncturist at (858) 272-4627 to better understand our range of therapeutic treatment options today.