Wrist Pain Treatment In Islamabad

About Wrist Pain

Continuous repetitive use of hand and wrist can cause various painful conditions affecting your wrist that requires treatment.
Humans always depend and rely on their wrist and hand for performing daily activities and tasks like woodworking, gardening, building, needlecraft, etc. In modern times, the modern technology requires frequent and repetitive use of hand and wrist. Nowadays, we spend most of our time typing on keyboard or texting that involves repetitive use of wrist and hand. Athletes use their wrist for supporting and stabilizing their hand.

Anatomy Of Wrist

Your wrist is a complex joint consisting of multiple small joints that provide connection between radius (located on the side of your thumb) and ulna (located on the side of little finger) of forearm and carpel bones of hand. Different structures of your wrist resemble your ankle,but its bones are fragile and smaller with thin ligaments and thinner cartilage.
Your wrist consists of 8 carpel bones that are organized in two rows of four bones. The ulna doesn’t form direct connection with wrist, but a facilitating disc called triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) serves as type of meniscus. Weight bearing activities causes injury of TFCC. Radius also have attachment with TFCC through fascia and ligament so that its injury has vast effect on wrist functioning.
Each of the small wrist bone forms a smaller joint with nearby small bones, creating multiple joints allowing diverse motion of wrist and hand. The ligament in your wrist supports the wrist joint.
Different muscles providing hand and wrist movement are located in your forearm having long tendons that can reach your hand and wrist. Two bands of thick ligaments at your wrist will keep your tendons in place. The anterior band located on palmer side called transverse carpel ligament creates a tunnel with your carpel bones providing passage for median nerve to run along the length of your arm to your hand.

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Common Conditions Of Wrist

There are different conditions that causes pain and reduced range of motion in your wrist. Some of these conditions include:

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

This condition is caused by the compression of median nerve in carpel tunnel, mostly arising from swelling or hypertrophy of tendons that goes from your forearm to hand. Pain and numbness can also arise as a result of nerves in your wrist.

Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts are fluid filled lumps that develop in your wrist. These ganglions emerge along the tendons or joints of your hand or wrist. The cause of ganglion cysts is unknown. These are not always but sometimes painful.


Arthritis is caused by degeneration of cartilage in your joint causing stiffness, pain and swelling. With time arthritis reduces your wrist joint mobility and impair your ability to perform daily activities.

Thumb Sprain

Injury of ligament is called sprain. Sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament that connects thumb with hand is common. Thumb sprain occurs as a result of fall or from sport injury.

Trigger Finger

Medically trigger finger is called stenosing tenosynovitis. Patients with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and gout may develop trigger finger. Thickening of tissues causes trigger finger inhibiting smooth tendon gliding.

Wrist Fracture

The wrist joint is made up of radius, ulna and carpel bones. Fracture can occur in any of these bones but radius fracture is most common. Wrist fractures commonly arise from fall. In addition to causing fracture, fall can also cause damage to tendons, muscles, ligaments and nerves.

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Treatment Of Wrist Pain

Wrist pain treatment vary depending on the nature and source of your pain. Mostly conservative treatment of physical therapy and non-invasive approaches are sufficient for your wrist pain treatment.

  • Manual release and soft tissue massage for reducing stiffness and spasm.
  • Range of motion exercises to increase mobility.
  • Functional training for teaching how to correctly perform different functional movements so that you can perform pain free activities.
  • Strengthening exercises for increasing muscular strength.
  • Ergonomic evaluation for optimizing your work area.
  • Wrist joint mobilizations for reducing pain. 
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular stabilization (DNS) for restoring intrinsic motor patterns.
  • Dry needling to get rid of trigger points
  • Therapeutic ultrasound to reduce pain, increase circulation and relax tissue tension.
  • Interferential current (IFC) is electrical muscle stimulation to relieve pain and promote faster healing of our patients.
  • Wrist brace is used following injury of tendons to restrict movement so that tendons can heal.

Wrist Pain Diagnosis And Treatment At IPRC

At IPRC, our experts utilize multi-model and holistic approach that is game changer in the treatment of your wrist pain. The accurate examination and assessment help in identifying the source of your wrist pain. After finding the root cause of your wrist pain, we design individualized treatment approach that will eliminate the real cause of pain according to unique anatomy and condition. Contact IPRC today if you are experiencing wrist pain so that you can return to your everyday activities and enjoy life to its full.

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Dr. Aleem Certifications In Physical Therapy

Certified Spinal Manual Therapist

Dr. Aleem has done various certifications in the field of physical therapy. He is Certified Spinal Manual therapist (Manual concepts, Australia). Spinal manual therapy is used to relieve neck pain, back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions by application of forces at joints of spine. These treatments are helpful in restoring spine dysfunctional areas.

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Dr. Aleem also delivers lecture on ergonomics at corporate sector in whole Pakistan including Telenor, PTCL and Ufone.