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Arm and Hand Pain

Arm & Hand Pain and Stiffness

The arm and hand are potentially the most important structures for use in daily living activities. It is the result of properly functioning arms and hands to be able to accomplish simple activities which we all take for granted; such as eating, driving, writing, doing housework, and dialing our phones and sending a text message. The more complex tasks can also be taken for granted, until a situation arises where the arm and hand becomes painful to use. Arm and hand pain are typically caused by an elbow or wrist issue.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome



This is a condition which is triggered due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist. The Carpal Tunnel is a relatively narrow opening found at the very base of the hand, within the wrist and is surrounded by crucial ligaments, tendons and bones that are responsible for keeping the pathway of sensation open to and from our hands and arms. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes numbness, tingling, weakness and pain in the hand that can radiate to the elbow.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be the end result of any situation that causes swelling in the wrist to make the Carpal Tunnel area smaller. Some possible causes of this are illness, repetitive motion, and pregnancy.

Compressed Nerve Root



When a nerve root in the cervical spine becomes compressed it can cause pain, numbness and weakness in the shoulder, elbow, and on down the arm to the hand and fingers. It is important to realize that arm pain may be localized in an area of the arm and hand and have its cause in the neck.

Tennis Elbow



Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, causes pain on the outside of the elbow area, which gets worse when the arm is in use. Pain normally starts out mild but worsens over time, and can also lead to weakness and discomfort in the wrist and hand.

Tennis Elbow is caused by overloading the tendons in the elbow, and can occur from sports, from jobs that require repetitive motions of the elbow and wrist, and from events as simple as drying one's hair or opening a jar of jelly.

3 Steps to Improving Your Arm & Hand Pain and Stiffness

Testimonials

  I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel syndrome last year. I was on some pain medication and used a splint for a long time, but nothing quite solved the problem. I have a desk job which involves a lot of typing so, it began to affect my productivity. That's when I decided to take it seriously, took a friend's advice and started going for mechanical motion therapy. I already feel the difference. It's not dramatic but the improvement has been steady, and I'm not considering surgery anymore!  

Ryan Tremblay

  My daughter complained of a stiffness in her wrist a couple of weeks ago. She said it was recurrent with certain activities, especially with her piano playing. I scheduled her for MMT evaluation rather than go to the medical clinic for medication. The stiffness is negligible now and she's able to play with no issues.  

Kevin Thomas

  I strained an arm muscle lifting weights at the gym last month. After realizing that the pain wasn't going away on its own, I looked up Pain Away Clinics. The motion therapy and strengthening routine I was assigned after diagnosis has worked wonders.After a few weeks, my arm is semi-functional again.  

Etienne Williams

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