Elbow, Wrist and Hand


Elbow, wrist and hand presentations can stem from a variety of factors, and the onset may be sudden or gradual.  The intensity and nature of symptoms can vary from minor stiffness through to a range of more significant concurrent symptoms that can affect your work and daily activities. Elbow, wrist and hand pain may be related to a direct traumatic injury, or may occur gradually from poor postural positions or muscular weakness.

Localised joint pain and symptoms will have their origin within the joints themselves.  The wrist and hand in particular are a complex series of small joints.  Referred symptoms are often caused by pain stemming from the base of the neck, mid to upper back, shoulder blade region, ribcage, collar bone or upper limb.  Onset can be directly related to physical factors such as abnormal posture, or changes in routine and physical activity.

Underlying factors include reduced mobility and stability around the spine or shoulders, inadequate strength or stability within the elbow, wrist and hand, or nerve related pain.  These factors play a significant role in repetitive activities including both sporting, lifestyle or your work.

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Elbow and arm

Our approach to elbow, wrist and hand treatment

Pure Physio are driven to achieve the gold standard of clinical care and best patient outcomes for all patients with elbow, wrist or hand injuries or pain.  Our key point of difference is the value we place on the highest standards of physical rehabilitation for any presentation.


Elbow, wrist and hand conditions we treat

The great thing about a team approach is our physiotherapists have an extensive range of specific skill sets.  Whatever the problem, our team is here to help. We can help with:

  • pain of any nature in or around the elbow, wrist or hand (sharp, dull, deep, aching, burning).
  • elbow tendinopathy
  • post-fracture rehabilitation
  • acute traumatic injuries
  • overuse injury including RSI or Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • muscle tears or pathology
  • sports injuries caused by throwing or racquet sports, swimming, rowing, cycling
  • post-operative rehabilitation
  • lifestyle injuries caused by activities such as gardening, housekeeping, sewing, or looking after your kids
  • reduced mobility of the elbow, wrist or hand.
  • altered sensations including pins and needles or numbness in the arm or hand, pain radiating from the neck or upper back, or a sensation of weakness
  • reduced fine motor control
  • inability to complete your normal physical activities.
  • commencement of a new activity involving lifting, throwing or repetitive work

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