Hand and Finger Pain Relief
When you hear about chiropractic care, you immediately think of major back pain, sports injuries, and other musculoskeletal issues. You may not consider hand and finger pain as conditions that can require the attention of a chiropractor in Reston. At Perron Chiropractic, we treat a range of health conditions through chiropractic care including hand and finger pain.
The Causes of Hand and Finger Pain
Among the most common conditions that cause hand and finger pain include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. These can manifest with a variety of symptoms, such as dull or burning pain running through the fingers to the wrist, stiffness in or swelling around the joints, or growth of small cysts at the fingertips.
Another possible cause of hand and finger pain is carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition is usually associated with overexertion and pressure on the forearm and wrist area, such as with prolonged use on a keyboard. Although using keyboards is perhaps the most well-known cause of this condition, it can stem from a variety of repetitive motions. Symptoms include a sensation of swelling around the fingers, even when there is not any, pain, stiffness, weak grip, and in some severe cases, the wasting away of the muscles at the base of the thumb.
The hand is composed of 27 small bones intricately connected. Because it is the most accessible and functional part of the body, however, it is also among the most prone to injuries. Getting slammed with car doors, fractures from a fall, or injuries from playing sports are but some of the causes of trauma to the hands. Depending on the severity of the case, it may first require a cast to heal the bones before they can be rehabilitated to restore full functionality.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
For these cases, chiropractic care is a very viable option for treatment. With an application of the appropriate techniques, chiropractic care can help reduce inflammation, as well as facilitate faster healing of an injury.
Apart from the usual chiropractic sessions, our chiropractor can also provide you with “homework” for stretching and exercises. Consistently working out your hands and fingers is important during the recovery process, and performing these activities at home will definitely help. These activities are also designed to complement the treatment that you receive in our office.
Hand and Finger Pain Relief in Reston, VA
If you have never received chiropractic care before, don’t worry because every treatment plan starts with a thorough examination by our chiropractor. This is done to provide a clear picture of your condition, and from there, we will determine the treatment that best suits your needs. Call Perron Chiropractic today at 703-689-2300 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perron.