Hand & Wrist Conditions


"You do not find the happy life.

You make it."

- Thomas S. Monson

Hand & Wrist Conditions

Hand and wrist problems and injuries are common issues that often lead people to seek a physiotherapist. One prevalent cause is repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) from activities like typing or repetitive manual tasks. These activities can result in conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, where the median nerve is compressed, leading to pain, numbness, and weakness. Another background issue is traumatic injuries, such as fractures or sprains, which can occur from accidents or falls. Additionally, conditions like arthritis can affect the hand and wrist, causing pain and stiffness. Physiotherapists can play a crucial role in managing most of these acute and chronic conditions by providing tailored exercises and treatments enhancing the quality of life for those affected. Below you will find some of the most common hand and wrist conditions and ways of identifying them.


The comparison chart allows you to differentiate a specific wrist or hand problem from other similar problems around the area. 


*The information contained below is there for guidance and education. Please seek expert opinion if you are worried or the condition requires urgent attention.