Wrist Pain

With ever increasing time spent doing desk work the most common form of wrist pain is known as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. Numbness, tingling, burning sensations, aching and soreness are amongst the symptoms. A compression of the median nerve of your hand causes swelling and pain symptoms.

RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) is caused by repetitive movements of the wrist, hands, fingers or arms carried out in an incorrect position or for extended periods of time. Anything from typing to sports can cause wrist pain and RSI.

Anyone with repetitive wrist movements is prone to Carpel Tunnel Syndrome for example such activities as; using a computer, sewing and racquet or hand ball sports. Carpel Tunnel Syndrome has also been linked to people with arthritis, obesity, diabetes and pregnancy.

Some common labels for pain are:

Sprain – Wrist sprains are common injuries to the ligaments around the wrist joint. Sprains can be sore and tender and cause problems by limiting the movement of our wrists and hands.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – A dysfunction of one of the nerves in the wrist can lead to carpel tunnel. The median nerve can become pinched or compressed as it passes through the wrist joint, causing carpal tunnel syndrome.

Arthritis – Wrist arthritis can lead to pain and difficultly performing day to day tasks. There are various causes for arthritis and treatments for the pain symptoms are available at Physology.

Ganglion Cyst –A ganglion cyst is a benign, fluid filled capsule, which can grow in size but does not spread to other parts of the body. The swelling usually occurs on the back of the hand or wrist.

Some common causes are

  • Using a work station that isn’t correctly designed for you
  • Using heavy or wrong size equipment
  • Using equipment which vibrates
  • Using incorrect techniques for a task
  • Gripping or applying pressure for extended periods of time
  • Doing quick repetitive movements with too much force
  • Being in an environment which is too cold
  • Not taking enough breaks when carrying out a repetitive task

Common conditions and treatment information for wrist pain

Wrist pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are many common causes of this problem. If you have wrist pain, some common causes include:

Work-related upper limb disorders and repetitive strain injuries

WRULD's/RSI's occur when the tendons, muscles, ligaments, nerves or fascia are damaged by repetitive movements carried out at work. Symptoms can include pain, swelling and difficulty in moving. The worst cases can result in permanent disability.

Common examples of RSI are

  • Tendonitis and tenosynovitis;
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome;
  • Dupuytren’s contracture;
  • Bursitis


RSI pain can be successfully treated 100% of the time if you can find the underlying cause, rather than just the symptoms. During your assessment your practitioner will carry out a full body assessment to look at your alignment and function (how your body moves and which muscle it uses to do so).

This form of RSI pain assessment not only assesses your RSI pain, it also identifies the root cause. For example, the root cause of RSI pain may be caused by a mis-alignment or impact elsewhere in the body that causes your body to function incorrectly. Physology treat both the RSI pain and the cause to ensure symptoms don’t return.

Your practitioner will explain why your RSI pain started in simple terms you understand. You will also be left with your assessment form which will have diagrams and details of your symptoms which you can refer to at a later date to see the fast results you will achieve with Physology.

After your assessment we can begin treatment which also takes place in your first appointment. At the end of the appointment an outlined treatment plan is discussed which will successfully treat your RSI pain symptoms AND eradicate the cause to prevent re-occurrence of your pain.

Treatment with Physology

Physology can get you pain free results with our wrist pain and RSI treatment.

We can identify the root cause to your pain and explain in more detail the mechanism of your wrist pain or RSI pain. Your Physology practitioner will create a treatment plan to correct the postural issues and treat all the damaged tissues required to get you pain free.

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