Wrist Problems Specialist

VF Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist located in Staten Island, NY

Wrist pain can cause a great deal of inconvenience as well as discomfort, especially if it’s affecting your dominant hand. Vladimir Fedosseev, DPT, is an experienced and compassionate physical therapist who provides outstanding services to patients in the Staten Island area of New York who are having problems due to wrist pain. Dr. Fedosseev is an expert in the use of manual therapy techniques and advanced laser treatments, so if you have wrist pain, schedule a one-to-one consultation by calling Vladimir Fedosseev Physical Therapy PC today, or book an appointment online.

Wrist Pain Q & A

What conditions cause wrist pain?

Wrist pain could develop as a result of an acute injury or because of a chronic condition. Some of the most common causes of wrist pain include:

Tendon and ligament damage

Tendons attach muscles to bones and can become inflamed from overuse, causing wrist tendonitis. You can also strain a tendon by lifting something too heavy or trying to grab an object in motion. Ligaments attach bones to other bones, and can also suffer from acute injuries like sprains or ruptures.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common condition, especially among older people, which develops over many years as the cartilage on your bones wears away. As the cartilage disappears, it exposes the ends of the bones in your wrist, and they start to rub together, causing inflammation and pain. Wrists and hands are a very common site for osteoarthritis.

De Quervain's Tendinitis

A painful wrist condition caused by an inflammation of the tendons that join the wrist and the base of your thumb. The pain can make it hard to move your wrist in certain ways and often extends from the thumb up into the forearm.

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)

CTS develops when the carpal tunnel within your wrist constricts the median nerve. It causes wrist and hand pain and can affect your ability to grip. Pain can be especially severe at night, traveling up the arm to the shoulder.

Wrist pain may also be due to a fractured hand or wrist.

How is wrist pain diagnosed?

Dr. Fedosseev conducts a one-on-one consultation, during which he goes through your medical history and discusses your current symptoms with you.

He then performs a comprehensive physical exam, to check the degree of movement in your wrist, how well you can grip, and look for other signs that reveal the cause of your pain. You may also need to undergo diagnostic imaging tests.

How does physical therapy help with wrist pain?

Dr. Fedosseev uses several different types of physical therapies to ease your wrist pain, including:

  • Manual therapy
  • Massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Cold and heat treatment
  • Laser therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises

Dr. Fedosseev achieves excellent results for patients who have wrist pain, using manual therapy techniques combined with state-of-the-art laser therapy.

If you have pain in your wrist, call Vladimir Fedosseev Physical Therapy PC today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.