Nerve Injuries

About Nerve Injuries

There are many nerves traveling along the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. With injuries to the hand, wrist, forearm, or elbow the nerves can also be damaged. Symptoms can range from numbness or tingling to altered muscle function and paralysis.

Many nerve injuries occur because of overuse and chronic swelling. This does not allow proper circulation to the nerves, affecting their functioning. Poor posture while doing common activities can cause overuse injuries and chronic swelling. If you have significant nerve sensations into your arm, wrist or hand, it is important to follow up with us and your physician.

How physical therapy helps:

Physical therapy is very important to the healing aspect of nerve injuries. Whether mild from a small injury or severe after surgery, our physical therapists work with you and your physician to facilitate your recovery.

The emphasis of physical therapy is on removing pressure from around the nerve by restoring normal tissue movement, joint mobility, and range of motion. Our hands-on therapy serves to soothe and improve circulation, while stimulating nerves to restore normal function. Call Bay State Physical Therapy today to discover how we help relieve your nerve pain and restore normal function.