The chiropractor will take your medical history and carefully examine your wrist and hand during your initial visit. He will assess the damage by locating the damaged tissue and tension in the ligaments.
The two therapies most commonly used in chiropractic care to treat wrist injuries include wrist realignment and wrist stretching.
Readjustment of the joints is the basic principle of any chiropractic technique. Your chiropractor will help reduce the pain and stimulate the healing process by manipulating the bones and soft tissue of the wrist and realigning them back into the optimal place.
There will be a lot of pressure buildup and swelling if a bone is out of place in your wrist. Both can quickly involve your hands or forearms. This swelling causes additional symptoms such as numbness and tingling and may restrict the movement of your wrist joint.
The chiropractor will help catalyze the natural healing process by realigning the bones using the wrist realignment technique. As your bones and tendons realign, inflammation, pain, and tenderness will be dramatically reduced along with restoration of the normal wrist movements.
Besides wrist realignment and manipulation, chiropractors also use different stretching techniques to help release the pressure in your wrist joint. Wrist rotation, wrist flexion, finger flexion, and hand clenching are some of the most effective chiropractic wrist stretching techniques. These all involve the simultaneous tightening and releasing of your tendons and muscles to help ease pain, subside swelling, and reduce the tightness in inflamed ligaments.
Both of these techniques not only make you stronger by restoring alignment of the bone and muscle flow, but also improve your quality of life. The best part – they can improve your grip. In fact, many athletes use wrist stretching techniques to improve their grip and athletic performance in this way. Furthermore, strengthening your wrist joint will also reduce the risk of injury in the future.