Injury, repetitive stress, and overuse from a computer-based lifestyle can make wrist pain an uncomfortable reality that could worsen with age. At BodyPro Chiropractic and Sports Medicine in Los Angeles, Dr. Arash Noor helps athletes, active adults, and those suffering from injuries resolve the cause of wrist pain and restore mobility to this sensitive area of the body.
Whether it comes on suddenly or develops over time, wrist pain can happen for a variety of reasons. Common causes include:
Sometimes wrist pain is the result of a growth or tumor, which may or may not be visible to the naked eye.
Since your wrist is a complex network of tendons, bones, and ligaments, even a small stress fracture or injury can cause pain and swelling.
While sometimes wrist pain will resolve on its own, there are times when it’s probably best to seek medical advice or treatment.
If you have pain that develops suddenly, lasts longer than a few days, is accompanied by dizziness or a fever, or becomes worse over time, Dr. Noor and his staff can perform a comprehensive assessment to help you make the best decisions about your treatment options.
If you’re a fitness enthusiast or athlete, it’s a good idea to address wrist pain earlier rather than later. Wrist injuries, like other broken bones or fractures, can cause recurring pain even after they have fully healed.
Left untreated, wrist pain can worsen over time or affect the general mobility of your entire arm and fingers.
Since chiropractic care involves treating the cause of pain and improving mobility, Dr. Noor will use adjustments and physical therapy exercises to help reduce inflammation, ease the pain, and strengthen the overall structure of your wrist to prevent further injury.
In the case of severe injury or stress, you might need to avoid using your wrist for several days and ease slowly into the rehabilitation process. You may be advised to wear an arm sling or to stabilize your wrist with a wrap bandage. Your recovery process might also include ice or heat therapy.
In the long term, chiropractic care is a safe and effective option for monitoring and treating wrist pain that is not responding to other treatment methods. Contact Dr. Noor for an appointment by calling or clicking online today!