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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, Chiropractors at CARESPACE in Kitchener Waterloo can help.

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

Effective treatment for thumb strains

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Get the best thumb strain treatment that's right for you


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Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Not sure which discipline to select?

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.

You're only 15-minutes away from pain relief!

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Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!