Got Hand or Wrist Pain?
This May Be Why
The hand and wrist regions are capable of a myriad of unique functions, including gross and fine motor movements. Our wrists are composed of numerous small bones and joints that enable our hand to rotate, bend forward and backward, and move side to side.
The hands and wrists play essential roles in most sports, jobs and daily activities, making these areas of the body highly susceptible to a range of conditions.
Hand and Wrist Anatomy
Along with many ligaments, tendons, nerves, and muscles, the hand and wrist are composed of the following bones:
- Radius and Ulna: bones in the forearm
- Carpal bones: eight small bones, also called the carpus, which connect to the radius and ulna
- Metacarpal bones: five bones that compose of the middle section of the hand, connects the hand and the wrist
- Phalanges: 14 bones found in our fingers
The wrist is made of three joints, which allows the wrist to be more stable, and increases the hand’s range of motion. Our hands allow us the dexterity to complete fine motor movements, which are delicate tasks that usually require the use of our opposable thumb.
Physical Therapy Treatments for Hand and Wrist Pain
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