Effective Treatment For Wrist Pain & RSI

Wrist Pain and RSI: Causes & Recommended Treatment


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Wrist pain is commonly caused by a sudden injury such as a sprain or a fracture. But wrist pain can also often be attributed to conditions that build up over a period of time, such as repetitive strain injury (RSI), arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. Here at The house Clinics, Bristol, our expert team of Chiropractors and Physiotherapists can diagnose the cause of your wrist pain and recommend the best treatment plans for your full recovery.  


Treatment for Wrist pain and RSI: The House Clinics Physiotherapy, Bristol


Carpel Tunnel Syndrome


Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones found at the base of the hand, through which the median nerve and the tendons that bend the fingers run through.

You could be at more risk of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome if your job involves heavy keyboard work or hand-intensive jobs like carpentry, sewing, or manual labour. A previous injury, such as a wrist fracture, can also narrow the carpal tunnel and irritate the nerve.


Symptoms can include:

  • Numbness, itching, tingling in the hand and/or the fingers, and sometimes travelling up the arm.
  • Tenderness and pain in the hand.
  • Shock-like feeling, coming and going in your thumb and fingers (not the little finger)
  • Some people experience weakness too.


Treatment will often include:

Physical therapy to alleviate the pain and immediate symptoms, an exercise programme to build strength and improve functionality, as well as the use of a wrist brace to support the carpal tunnel.


RSI causes and treatment: Physiotherapy, The House Clinics, Bristol


RSI: Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), is the term given for the pain and discomfort felt in the muscles, nerves, and tendons due to repetitive movement and overuse, usually of the upper limbs of the body: Forearms, wrist and fingers. Constant repetition of the same movements can cause inflammation and damage to the soft tissues. 


Symptoms can include: 

  • Burning, aching, or shooting pain.
  • Tremors and numbness.
  • Weakness in the hands or forearms. It is often difficult to perform even simple tasks.
  • Difficulty with normal activities like opening doors, chopping vegetables, turning on a tap.
  • Chronically cold hands, particularly the fingertips.   


Treatment will often include:

Physical therapy to alleviate the pain and immediate symptoms, an exercise programme to build strength and improve functionality, as well as postural advice and guidance when doing activities that may cause your RSI.


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Our Bristol Physiotherapy clinic specialises in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of painful conditions that affect the joints of the spine, arms, and legs, as well as the associated muscles, ligaments, and surrounding structures.

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