Even though your wrist is a relatively small joint, it is made up of eight bones, ligaments, tendons and tissue. Since the anatomical structure of the wrist is a small structure, it can be very easy to injure. Some of the most common wrist injuries include:
- Repetitive injuries
- Impact injuries
- Ganglion cysts
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
At Shepherd Health, we use a number of different treatment modalities to effectively treat pain involving the wrist. Active release and massage therapy is used to treat the tissues and tendons that are causing pain. Cold laser therapy treats wrist pain on a cellular level by promoting cells to produce more energy, in turn promoting healing. As light energy is transformed into biochemical energy in the body, the blood supply to damaged cells is increased and the healing process is stimulated. Shockwave therapy is another one of the many treatments we use for wrist pain here at Shephard Health.