Thumb Strain Pain Relief
Thumb strain can occur when the tendons and muscles of your thumb become overworked or strained, often leading to pain and discomfort. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE can help.
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CARESPACE is less than 10-minutes away
Good news – if you’re looking for thumb strain treatment near you and are in the Kitchener Waterloo area, there’s a CARESPACE multidisciplinary clinic less than 10-minutes away (book by selecting a discipline below). And even better, our evidence-based team is driven to get the results you want so you can be your best.
There are many causes of thumb strains
Thumb strains are usually caused by repetitive activities such as typing, texting or gripping objects with the thumb. Apart from refraining from these activities, treatment of a thumb strain typically involves chiropractic care, physiotherapy or massage therapy in order to reduce the inflammation and stiffness associated with the injury. As the condition progresses, chiropractors may provide treatments such as joint adjustments and ultrasound therapies to help with muscle and ligament recovery. Physiotherapists will likely suggest exercises designed to strengthen the thumb, improve range of motion and reduce spasms. Massage therapy is also effective for relieving tension-related aches and pains caused by thumb straining.
Get the best treatment to help your thumb strain
We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your thumb strain quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.
What is a thumb strain?
A thumb strain is an injury to the tendons or ligaments in the thumb. These structures allow the thumb to move, so when they are damaged, it can be difficult to use the hand. Thumb strains often occur due to overuse while playing sports or activities that require repetitive grasping or pinching motions such as lifting weights or typing.
What are the symptoms of a thumb strain?
Thumb strain can be a painful, yet limiting injury for everyday activities and exercise. Symptoms of thumb strain include localized tenderness and soreness near the joints in the thumb, swelling, decreased range of motion, pain while gripping or pinching items, and weakened grip strength. The severity of the injury can vary by individual, with some experiencing minimal discomfort while others experience excruciating pain.
What are the treatments for a thumb strain?
Thumb strain can be an incredibly uncomfortable and inconvenient injury. Fortunately, there are a few treatments that may help alleviate pain and promote healing. Consulting a chiropractor is one form of treatment that often helps; chiropractic adjustments allow the chiropractor to manipulate your joints with precision in order to reduce strain on the muscles around them. Physiotherapy is also helpful for thumb strain as it allows for targeted exercises that strengthen the muscles and tendons in the affected area. Massage therapy is another effective treatment for thumb strain as it relaxes tight muscles and keeps scar tissue from forming, thus promoting healing and flexibility. In addition to these traditional treatments, rest and icing can also help treat thumb strain.
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Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for thumb strains. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.
Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.