HAND & ELBOW PAIN
Pain occurring in the hand can sometimes be relieved by the gentle osteopathic treatment, depending on the cause.
Osteoarthritis or wear and tear in the joints of the hand and the elbow may be the cause of your symptoms and may benefit from treatment and advice from an osteopath.
X-rays, scans and other tests are sometimes required to make a diagnosis and your osteopath may refer to your GP or a specialist for any additional investigations or treatment.
How Osteopathy can help hand and elbow pain
We can use a variety of different massage and manipulation techniques to try to ease your symptoms, get to the cause of the problem and get you back to your normal life style. We might gently manipulate the elbow, wrist, neck and upper back joints.
We may offer you advice on which activities and movements to avoid, advice on specific exercise and advice an appropriate elbow brace support or sports strapping.
We might refer you to see your GP for advice about pain medication or anti-inflammatories or refer you to them for further investigations.
Useful web links:
Arthritis Research Uk https://www.versusarthritis.org/