Opening Times: Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Occurs from repetitive movements of the wrist resulting in damage to the tendons, muscles and/or other soft tissue structures.

Tightness, soreness, and stiffness of the muscles of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow.  Patients may also experience tingling, numbness or paresthesia in the hand or fingers.

  • Most commonly found in people that use a computer setting for long periods of time. It is also caused by certain techniques needed in sports (eg: bowling, throwing sports, racquet sports, etc.)
  • Repetitive movement
  • Improper technique
  • Improper ergonomics
  • Too much too soon
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RICE

Rest: The patient should rest the wrist and minimize aggravating activities

Ice: Apply a cold compress, wrapped in a towel or in a Trainers Choice compression wrap, to the injured area for 15 minutes per hour, a minimum of 3 times/day.

Compression: Apply compression to the wrist by wrapping with an elastic wrap, or applying a compression wrist support.

Elevate: The wrist should be placed in an elevated position to minimize swelling

  • Adjust desk and computer setup to have proper ergonomics
  • Athletic/Physiotherapy to aid healing and reconditioning of the affected muscles
  • Brace/support to protect from re-aggravation
  • Sporting technique and equipment evaluated