According to a 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, hand and wrist injuries combined for almost 17 lost days of work per 10,000 full-time workers. Shockingly, hand and wrist injuries were second only to back injuries, which accounted for just over 17 days – and were far greater than the 9 days recorded for knees and 8 days for shoulders.
Fortunately, having a complete assessment allows for proper treatment and full resolution. This is what we do at our office! Our average patient has suffered from pain for more than 6 months and seen 2-3 other providers before finding relief in our office!
Our services aren’t for everyone, but If you are tired of that annoying, frustrating pain that just won’t go away, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us to start getting answers!
A helthy elbow, wrist and hand should be able to extend the wrist back to 90 degrees and the fingers should approach 60 degrees. To thry this test at home, stand facing the wall. Place the forearm at shoulder height, extend the wrist with the opposite arm. Does it make it to 90 degrees? Is it painful?
Now pull back on the fingers as far as you can. Does it point back to your arm? is it painful or limited? If you failed any part of this test, we may be able to help. Click below to schedule an appointment.
"Training for an Ironman triathlon is grueling enough, and the last thing you want to deal with are injuries during the crucial ramp up period prior to an Ironman race. For me it was my one shot at racing in the Ford Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. So I left nothing to chance when I suffered two over-use injuries during the several months of training leading up to that race. After much research and talking to other competitive triathletes who had worked with Mike at Performance Therapy, I chose to work with Mike to solve the problems I was having that was causing my injuries. Mike got right to work in identifying the injuries I had, what was causing the injuries, and put together a treatment program to address the problem areas so I would be ready for race day. The program worked and neither injury was a problem while racing in the World Championships in Hawaii in October."