relieve wrist pain. Prevent stiffness. improve function
Don’t wait months, or worse, years to address your wrist pain, stiffness, or weakness! Wrist pain or stiffness can make simple tasks such as getting dressed, cooking, cleaning, or pushing your self up from a chair difficult and painful.
Often simple stretches and exercises can help minimize your wrist pain and stiffness. See our Frequently Asked Questions below where we answer common questions many people like you have regarding wrist pain and stiffness.
Don't spend it in pain!
Here is a sample video of one wrist exercise that may help your pain and stiffness.
FAQ on wrist injuries
Most frequent questions and answers
Wrist pain can be a result from a traumatic injury such as falling or can develop over time from repetitive use. Common wrist injuries are distal radius or distal ulna fractures, scaphoid fractures, Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex injuries (TFCC), Tendonitis of ECU or FCU, nerve compressions of the median, ulnar, and radial nerves, and many more.
If you are not under the care of a physician for a wrist injury and are seeking exercises for improving your motion or strength we can help! For example, for a gentle wrist exercise, place your wrist over the edge of a table holding a water bottle and perform wrist curls by lifting your wrist up and down. For many more exercises, videos, or to sign up with a Virtual Hand Care Specialist, click here!
If you have fallen on your wrist or have sustained a severe wrist injury, a Board Certified Fellowship trained Hand Surgeon should be able to provide you with the best plan of care. Neglected wrist injuries can result in severe pain and arthritis over time.
If you have injured your wrist you should see a Board Certified, Fellowship trained Hand Surgeon for the most appropriate treatment. Occasionally, an over the counter brace or compression garment providing soft immobilization to the wrist can provide rest to a painful wrist. A wrist should never be immobilize for long unless prescribed by your doctor.
There are many tips on preventing wrist injuries. First, strengthening exercises can provide stability; secondly, various stretches to the hand, wrist, and forearm can provide flexibility; and finally, modifications when lifting, twisting, carrying, typing, etc. can all assist in preventing future wrist injuries. For more information, book a session with one of our Virtual Hand Care Specialists!