Arm and hand pain are common issues largely due to our constant use of these limbs in our daily lives. Be it typing on a keyboard, swiping on a tablet, construction work, or any other activities, your hands and arms are continuously engaged, enabling you to live life to its fullest.
Over time, the joints in your hands can bear the brunt of this constant wear and tear, or you might experience an accidental injury to your hand or arm. Interestingly, it's not uncommon for the hand, wrist, and arm to have multiple issues or pain points simultaneously.
Numerous conditions commonly contribute to arm and hand pain, including:
● Thumb pain, which could be due to tendinitis, Dequervain's syndrome, arthritis, etc.
● Tendonitis of the wrist and/or small hand muscles.
● Trigger finger.
● Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis).
● Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis).
● Rheumatoid arthritis.
● Carpal tunnel syndrome.
● Dupuytren's contracture.
● Ganglion cysts.
Furthermore, conditions like fibromyalgia, known for causing widespread musculoskeletal pain, or trapped nerves in your neck can also manifest as arm and hand pain.
How are arm and hand pain treated?
Successful treatment of arm and hand pain is rooted first in Dr. Abraham's ability to pinpoint the specific injuries causing your condition. Over the years, he has honed a meticulous and detailed examination process that effectively detects the most significant issues afflicting the arms and hands.
If your arm or hand pain stems from an issue in your neck or spine, Dr. Abraham can employ manual manipulation techniques to correct any misalignment. Additionally, he is highly skilled in treating fascia, the essential layers of tissue beneath the skin or surrounding muscles. This relatively new method involves massaging the painful areas of your arm to alleviate tension in the fascial tissues located under your skin.
Physical therapy can play a crucial role in alleviating arm and hand pain. Dr. Abraham collaborates closely with reputable physical therapists to guarantee you receive the appropriate treatment. This approach helps you build strength in the injured tissues and surrounding structures, promoting effective recovery.
During prolotherapy, Dr. Abraham injects a dextrose or glucose solution mixed with a local anesthetic into the affected tissues of your body. Traditional prolotherapy encourages the growth of cells that can repair injured tissue, while Perineural Subcutaneous Injections (PIT) can help alleviate nerve pain.
For those patients who prefer not to receive injections, Dr. Abraham can also offer comparable outcomes using Direct Neural Treatment, a form of nerve massage, and fascial massage.
To explore more about efficient treatment options for arm and hand pain, don't hesitate to reach out to Dr. Irwin Abraham. You can call us today to schedule an appointment.
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