Although small in size, the wrist and hand have amazing dexterity and allow us to perform most of the tasks we take for granted daily. Injuries such as repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome can cause considerable amounts of pain and discomfort to the area.
It is important to have the injury assessed by a trained physiotherapist as it is very common for people to ignore the problem hoping that it will dissapear. What starts off as a slight pain in the wrist can lead to a severe case of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) which can effectively debilitate you for an extended period of time where even the easiest of task will seem too painful to perform.
A physiotherapist will assess muscle length and strength in forearm and hand and identify areas of weakness. Ergonomic factors are also very important to stop the aggravating/causative factors.
Read the full article for the tips and advice on injury prevention by our Physiotherapist and Football enthusiast, Sophie.
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