Tina owns a local dry cleaner. When she first opened she only did dry cleaning, but she noticed that many people kept stopping by and asking if she also did mending and alterations. She figured that since she knew how to do it, she could capitalize on the need and add them to her list of services. It was the right decision because when she added it she had an immediate increase in business. She was getting so many requests that she had to hire an employee to do the front so she could focus solely on mending and alterations. However, since this smart business addition, Tina has been consistently asking, “Why am I having thumb and wrist pain?”
The thumbs and wrist are made up of small bones that connect and form tiny joints, which make them susceptible to chronic pain from repetitive fine motor movements. If you work a job that requires regular use of your thumbs and wrist for hours at a time, then you might be familiar with chronic pain in those areas. When you work with the RxWellness Spine & Health integrated medical team in Herndon, we can help relieve your chronic pain and teach you techniques and habits to prevent future discomfort.
Why Am I Having Thumb and Wrist Pain?
If you are experiencing chronic thumb and wrist pain, some common causes include injury, overuse, or muscle/ligament issues. However, carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most reported causes of chronic thumb and wrist pain.
Carpal tunnel syndrome causes the narrowing of the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of the hand, where the median nerve passes through. Anything that narrows that corridor and causes the median nerve to be compressed can result in carpal tunnel syndrome. For example, a wrist sprain or fracture can reshape the tiny space and significantly narrow the passageway. If the tunnel is narrowed and the median nerve is compressed or pinched it will result in painful symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Inflammation or swelling can also press on the nerve, causing painful symptoms.
Chiropractic Treatment for Thumb & Wrist Pain
The bones are meant to move together in a very specific way, and any deviation from that optimal alignment can cause chronic pain. Your daily habits often contribute to misalignment, which can lead to chronic pain if left untreated. Your Herndon chiropractor may recommend regular adjustments to undo what is being done at work. Your chiropractor may also recommend soft tissue treatments, like massage therapy, to relieve tightness and trigger points in the muscles. At RxWellness Spine & Health, we want nothing more than to uncover the source of the problem and create a plan to help you see results.
RxWellness Spine & Health
When you work with the RxWellness Spine & Health Herndon care team, we will help you live a life free from chronic thumb and wrist pain. If the pain is the result of repetitive stress from work, then it might not be possible to simply quit. In those instances, learning how to perform daily tasks in a way that protects your joints may be the best option. We can help you learn better habits to preserve your thumb and wrist health, ways to strengthen the surrounding muscle group, or even provide you with a list of ergonomic equipment to use in your daily life to ease the strain on your joints.
We are a comprehensive treatment center and will pull from different specialties to create one cohesive care plan that is best fitted to your needs. When you work with the RxWellness Spine & Health Herndon team, you will be working with an integrated medical team that includes chiropractors and massage therapists. They will create a plan to treat both joint misalignment and muscle pain. We want to help you get the most out of each visit, and regain a quality of life that doesn’t revolve around constant thumb and wrist pain.
The majority of people that are asking, “Why am I having thumb and wrist pain?” likely already know the answer. When you look at your daily habits and obligations, you can usually find the source of the problem. If your job places consistent strain on your thumb and wrist, and is causing chronic pain, then the RxWellness Spine & Health Herndon care team can help. Schedule your consultation and let us get to work on healing the problem and helping you better protect your thumb and wrist from the pangs of life’s obligations. If you have any questions or are looking for the best thumb and wrist pain treatment in Herndon, please give us a call at 1(703) 904 9666 or book a consultation online.