Wrist Pain

Do you suffer from stiff, painful hands? Drop objects often? Do you have difficulty with writing?

Hand or wrist pain may affect daily life as well as the ability to perform functional work tasks. Pain may start suddenly from a traumatic physical injury or may have been a gradual onset from repetitive motion or improper ergonomics.

The staff of AIM Physical Therapy are experienced in the treatment of hand and wrist-related disorders and injuries. We will provide a comprehensive program to reduce pain as well as increase flexibility and strength.  We offer simple solutions to reduce injury risk or tailor a program for solutions to complex injuries.



A variety of modalities (treatment tools) may be used to assist with pain relief and tissue healing:

  • Ultrasound
  • Phonophoresis
  • Low level laser
  • Iontophoresis
  • Electrical stimulation

Manual Therapy

Our therapists utilize a wide variety of manual therapy techniques including

  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Gentle joint mobilization
  • Range of motion
  • Manual stretching
  • Trigger point release
  • Myofascial release

These techniques are utilized to increase range of motion, reduce scar tissue and decrease compression neural structures. 


Our therapists assist in the restoration of motion of the hand and/or wrist. 


Our staff is experienced in the fitting of basic splints as well designed more complex custom splints to meet individual needs. 


As a component of the physical therapy session, the therapist may choose to add strengthening exercises. AIM Physical Therapy utilizes state-of-the-art strengthening equipment in a quiet, calm atmosphere. In addition, the therapist may recommend home exercises so that the patient can continue to work as an integral team member to gain independence and return to function.

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Training

Performance of daily living tasks (ADLs) can be difficult for patients with painful hands and wrists. Our staff will provide instruction on joint protection measures as well as give recommendations for assistive devices to make these tasks easier.