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Thumb UCL Sprain Pain Relief

A thumb UCL sprain is a very common injury that affects the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb. 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.

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Effective treatment for thumb UCL sprains

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There are many causes of thumb UCL sprains

A thumb UCL sprain is caused by a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament that connects the bones of the thumb. It can result from direct trauma to the thumb, such as a collision or fall, or from forced bending and twisting motion due to sporting activities like basketball, wrestling, or gymnastics. In order to treat and heal a thumb UCL sprain it is important to see a chiropractor who can assess the injury and develop an appropriate treatment plan that includes rest and anti-inflammatory medication. Along with chiropractic care, physiotherapy or massage therapy can be recommended to help reduce pain and swelling while improving range of motion in the joint.

Get the best treatment to help your thumb UCL sprain

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 UCL sprain 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 UCL sprain is a type of injury that occurs in the ligament connecting the metacarpal bone in your hand to the proximal phalanx bone of your thumb. It can be caused by overuse or trauma, such as falling on an outstretched hand.

A thumb UCL sprain is a common injury to the joint and soft tissue surrounding the thumb, usually caused by a sudden twist or pull. Symptoms may begin with pain, swelling and instability in the thumb joint, and range in severity up to difficulty straightening or gripping objects. Additional symptoms include an audible popping sound during the initial event, as well as bruising, tenderness and decreased grip strength in some cases. If you experience any of these issues after experiencing a violent movement of your wrist, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. A qualified medical professional can determine if you indeed have a thumb UCL sprain and provide treatment advice.

Thumb UCL sprains are a common injury among athletes and can be very painful. There are several treatments available to help alleviate the pain from a thumb UCL sprain, such as chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy and massage therapy. Chiropractic manipulation focuses on realigning your bones and joints, thus reducing the pain from the injury. Physiotherapy works by strengthening the muscles around your thumb joint to improve flexibility and strength. Massage therapy helps relieve tension in the area, promoting healthy soft tissue healing of the surrounding muscles and tendons for faster recovery.

Get the best thumb UCL sprain 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 UCL sprains. 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.

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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.

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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!