Can not use you elbow , wrist and hand due to pain?
We are here to help .let’s understand your problem first.
Your elbows, wrists, and hands are used thousands of times throughout the
day. Just think about your typical morning routine: you get out of bed, brush
your teeth, shower, get dressed, make breakfast, and begin your commute to
work. In just that short amount of time, your elbows, wrists, and hands
performed hundreds of different movements!
There are numerous reasons why you may experience pain in these parts of
your body. Whether your pain is stemming from an injury, ailment, or some
other underlying condition, Long Island Physical Therapy is here to help
Why am I experiencing elbow, wrist, or hand pain?
Most upper extremity injuries result in short-term pain; however, if your pain
lingers for three months or longer, it is considered chronic. Chronic pain may
indicate a deeper issue that needs to be addressed .
Elbow, wrist, and hand pain may range from mild to severe, and it may come
and go throughout the day. It is also common to feel a tingling or numbness,
especially in the fingers. Depending on the severity of your condition or
injury, it may also limit the way you perform your daily tasks at home and
If elbow, wrist, or hand pain is limiting your daily life, don’t hesitate to consult
with us as soon as possible to find the relief you seek.
What cause my elbow, wrist, and hand pain:
Several joints, bones, muscles, and tendons make up your upper extremities.
Because of their complex nature, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out
where the pain is coming from. A few of the most common conditions
leading to elbow, wrist, or hand pain include:
• Arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is one of
the most common forms of disabilities. There are many different
forms of arthritis, but it is typically caused by repetitive motions or
an injury that impacts the cartilage within the joints of your elbow,
wrist, or hand.
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). The main job of the carpal
tunnel is to protect the median nerve on the inside of your wrist,
as well as the tendons you use to bend your fingers. Carpal tunnel
syndrome occurs when the carpal tunnel becomes constricted or
pinched, which can result in pain within the nerve that can extend
throughout your entire arm. A constricted carpal tunnel is typically
caused by an injury or by repetitive job-related use, such as
assembly-line work, keyboard-heavy work, or driving heavy
• Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. Much like carpal tunnel syndrome,
cubital tunnel syndrome is another common form of nerve
damage that can lead to elbow, wrist, and hand pain. It is caused
by repetitive pressure on the ulnar nerve, which is located on the
outside of your elbow and is commonly referred to as the “funny
bone.” When pressure is put on the cubital tunnel and
surrounding nerves, it can cause tingling, numbness, and pain.
• Elbow Bursitis. At the end of everyone’s elbow is a fluid-filled sac
called the “bursa” that serves as a cushion to the elbow bone, also
known as the “ulna.” Bursitis can occur when the bursa is
compressed due to an injury or repetitive motion, resulting in pain
and swelling. Because of this, it is common to see this condition in
athletes and students.
• Tennis Elbow& Golfer elbow Elbow pain can be called many
things, depending on what activity caused the pain. For example, a
tennis player may refer to their elbow pain as “tennis elbow,” a
golfer may call their elbow pain “golfer’s elbow,” and a student
may say they have “student’s elbow.”
• Sprains/Strains. Sprains and strains to the elbow, wrist, or hand
can also result in pain.
Find pain relief with Long Island Physical Therapy:
Whatever condition may be causing your upper extremity pain, Long Island
Physical Therapy can help. With our advanced treatment methods, we can
alleviate your pain, restore your range of motion, and return you to your
Our Physical Therapist will conduct a comprehensive examination to
determine the source of your pain and the severity of your condition.
Afterward, our physical therapist will construct a personalized treatment plan
based on your individual needs. This may include any combination of
specialized treatments, such as targeted exercises and stretches, ice and
heat therapies, manual therapy or ultrasound.
Don’t be limited by your elbow, wrist, or hand pain any longer.
Contact us at Long Island Physical Therapy. We’ll get you started on the
right path toward quality treatment, so you can grab a hold of your life style
How do I know cupping will work?
While there are some apprehensions toward cupping, there is real science behind it. The suction within the cups creates negative pressure, which helps to increase hydration and blood flow to body tissues, ease up adhesions, and eliminate excess fluids.
It is a versatile treatment that can be modified for your condition, whether you are in need of deep tissue massage or lymphatic drainage.
It is important to note that cupping is not a treatment method that will be performed on skin with wounds, infection, burns, or active inflammation.
Note: Cupping can sometimes create bruises on the skin that can last up to two weeks. Bruises typically resolve themselves with time and should not be of concern.
Long Island Physical Therapy
Ready to add cupping to your PT sessions?
If you have an injury or health condition that is limiting you from living your life the way you want, start with requesting an appointment with Long Island Physical Therapy.
There are several benefits to cupping. It can boost your skin health, help with respiratory issues, and even improve digestion. It is also used to speed up the recovery time of certain injuries and ailments, in addition to reducing symptoms.