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Elbow, Wrist & Hand Disorders

Elbow, wrist, and hand disorders can cause significant pain and limitations in daily activities.


Conditions relevant to elbow, wrist & hand disorders

  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Elbow bursitis
  • Elbow arthritis
  • Olecranon fracture
  • Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury
  • Olecranon bursitis
  • Elbow sprain or strain
  • Elbow fracture or dislocation
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Wrist sprain or strain
  • Wrist tendonitis or tenosynovitis
  • Wrist fracture or dislocation
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • TFCC injury
  • Wrist tendinitis
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Kienbock’s disease
  • Wrist arthritis
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Arthritis of the hand
  • Trigger finger
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Hand fractures


Possible causes to these conditions

Some possible causes that can lead to the conditions listed previously that may be relevant to neck and back pain:

  • Repetitive motion or overuse injuries
  • Trauma or injury, such as a fall or blow to the area
  • Sports-related activities or contact sports
  • Genetic or hereditary factors
  • Degenerative conditions, such as arthritis
  • Age-related wear and tear on joints
  • Poor posture or ergonomics
  • Improper technique or form during activities
  • Inflammation or swelling in the area
  • Infection or autoimmune disorders
  • Fractures or dislocations
  • Tendinitis or tendon ruptures
  • Ligament sprains or tears
  • Nerve compression or damage
  • Bursitis or synovitis
  • Vascular disorders, such as Raynaud’s disease
  • Bone abnormalities or deformities
  • Metabolic disorders, such as gout or osteoporosis
  • Hormonal changes or imbalances
  • Poor nutrition or vitamin deficiencies
  • Repetitive gripping or squeezing activities
  • Repetitive typing or computer use
  • Exposure to vibration, such as from power tools
  • Occupational hazards, such as in manual labor jobs
  • Certain medications or medical treatments.

What we can do

The Potential Benefits of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can provide numerous benefits for individuals with elbow, wrist, and hand conditions. Here are some potential benefits of physiotherapy for these conditions:

  1. Pain relief: Physiotherapy can help reduce pain in the affected area through techniques such as manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, and therapeutic exercises.
  2. Improved range of motion: Physiotherapy can help improve flexibility and range of motion in the affected area through exercises and stretching techniques.
  3. Improved strength and function: Physiotherapy can help improve strength and function in the affected area through exercises and functional training.
  4. Reduced swelling and inflammation: Physiotherapy can help reduce swelling and inflammation in the affected area through techniques such as manual lymphatic drainage and compression therapy.
  5. Improved balance and coordination: Physiotherapy can help improve balance and coordination in the affected area through exercises and balance training.
  6. Prevention of further injury: Physiotherapy can help identify and address any underlying biomechanical or postural issues that may be contributing to the condition, and provide education on how to prevent further injury.
  7. Avoidance of surgery: In some cases, physiotherapy may be able to help individuals avoid surgery by providing conservative management options for their condition.


Overall, physiotherapy can be an effective treatment option for individuals with elbow, wrist, and hand conditions, and can help improve their quality of life by reducing pain, improving function, and preventing further injury.

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