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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, CARESPACE can help.

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The best treatment for thumb UCL sprains near you

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Read About Thumb UCL Sprains

Read the CARESPACE articles below to learn more about thumb UCL sprains.

CARESPACE is less than 10-minutes away

Good news – if you’re looking for thumb UCL sprain 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 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.

What is a thumb UCL sprain?

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.

What are the symptoms of a thumb UCL sprain?

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.

What are the treatments for a thumb UCL sprain?

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 thumb UCL sprain treatment that's right for you

Choose Your Chiropractor

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If you’re dealing with a thumb UCL sprain, a chiropractor can be an excellent resource for relief. Utilizing adjustments, stretches, and other therapeutic techniques, chiropractors work to alleviate pain and improve mobility in the affected area. They can also offer advice on lifestyle changes and exercises to prevent re-injury.

Choose Your RMT

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If you’re dealing with a thumb UCL sprain, massage therapy can be a helpful tool in your recovery process. By targeting the affected area, massage therapists can provide relief and promote healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.

Choose Your Physiotherapist

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A physiotherapist can help with exercises to improve range of motion and strength in the thumb and wrist. By working with a physiotherapist, individuals with thumb UCL sprains can expect to see reduced pain and swelling, improved mobility, and a quicker return to normal activities.

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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