You use your hands for everything, so when they hurt, it can affect nearly all your daily activities. The specialists at Prestige Chiropractic and Rehabilitation use state-of-the-art imaging technology and electrodiagnostics to determine the underlying cause of your hand pain. Then, chiropractors Bobby Bilitsis, DC and Chris Carollo, DC treat those causes with spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and assistive devices. Schedule an appointment at the New York City Financial District office online or over the phone.
Injury, disease, and repetitive activity all can lead to hand and wrist pain. Some of the most common conditions that cause hand pain include:
If any of the following situations apply to you, you should see Dr. Carollo or Dr. Bilitsis:
To diagnose the underlying cause of your hand pain, Dr. Bilitsis and Dr. Carollo perform a physical exam and ask questions about your health history. Many times a physical exam is enough to form a diagnosis, but your chiropractor may order further testing, such as imaging tests and electrodiagnostics, to confirm his diagnosis.
Imaging tests such as X-rays and MRIs reveal fractures and signs of arthritis. For example, narrowing of the joint space between the bones could indicate arthritis.
Using nerve conduction studies and electromyogram, your chiropractor can detect the location and extent of nerve damage. These tests measure electrical activity along the nerves or between nerves and muscles. Dr. Bilitsis and Dr. Carollo use electrodiagnostics to detect pinched nerves and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Ultrasounds allow your chiropractor to detect the tendon thickening characteristic of tendonitis.
Dr. Bilitsis and Dr. Carollo use a variety of techniques to treat hand and wrist pain. For instance, they offer spinal adjustments to fix misalignments, restore range of motion, and reduce inflammation. Among the treatments they offer are:
If you’re interested in exploring chiropractic treatments for your hand pain, schedule an appointment at Prestige Chiropractic and Rehabilitation online or over the phone.