We use our hands for everything, including repetative movements and fine-motor movements. And there are a lot of small muscles in our hands and wrists that can get overly tight and sore. 

Chiropractic care can play a beneficial role in addressing wrist and hand conditions such as Carpal Tunnel or Tenosynovitis (the tendon to the thumb) by focusing on evaluating and treating the biomechanics of the wrist, hand, and associated structures. Chiropractors utilize manual techniques such as adjustments, mobilizations, and soft tissue therapies to improve joint alignment, reduce inflammation, and relieve muscle tension in the wrist and hand regions. By addressing underlying issues such as misalignments, joint restrictions, and muscle imbalances, chiropractic care aims to restore proper function to the affected areas. This can help alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall wrist and hand function.

Chiropractors may also provide patients with exercises, ergonomic recommendations, and lifestyle modifications to support long-term wrist and hand health, prevent repetitive strain injuries, and promote optimal musculoskeletal well-being. Through a holistic approach that considers the interconnectedness of the body, chiropractic care can help individuals experiencing wrist and hand pain find relief and improve their quality of life.

How can PDTR help?

In addressing wrist and hand pain, PDTR targets specific dysfunctional proprioceptive receptors that contribute to neuromuscular imbalances affecting these areas. Through manual muscle testing, PDTR seeks to reset incorrect reflex patterns and restore proper neurological feedback from the muscles to the brain and back, related to wrist and hand movement and function.

For example, PDTR may focus on improving muscle firing patterns in the intrinsic hand muscles or enhancing sensory feedback in the wrist joint to alleviate pain by addressing the foundational neurological dysfunctions underlying the discomfort.

Can ART help?

ART can help to release bound up structures. For example, adhesions around tendon sheaths in the fingers can lead to trigger finger, and can often be helped with specific manual release via ART.