Wrist Pain / Sprain Specialists in Orange County


Dr. Cheng,

I'm in Orange. I bowl quite a bit and I have been having some wrist pain after I bowl. I'm
fine when I'm bowling but my wrist is pretty painful throughout the night if I do too
much.  It used to be once a month but now it's once a week. Can you tell me more
about wrist pain and what I should do?

                                                                                                  Eric, Orange - Orange County
Eric,

Your wrist pain/sprain is probably caused by tendonitis (swollen overused tendons and
muscles) in your wrist. Wrist pain is pretty hard to treat because we use it so much. I'm
assuming your pain didn't start out hurting all the time but now it's getting more frequent
right?

Keep in mind that if you continue to ignore it by bracing it or just using ice and heat, it's
going to get worse before it gets better.  You might have some pain-free periods but your
wrist pain will likely return. Brace, ice, and heat take care of the symptoms, but not the
problem causing your wrist pain.

Wrist pain rarely goes away by themselves, you might need help if it has been more than a
month. What you're describing sounds like a mild wrist tendonitis but it can get out of hand
real fast, so be careful.  Think of it this way, if you are taping something down and a corner
starts to come up, you have to press it back down fast or else the whole piece will come
off. Your wrist pain acts the same way. Take care of it now before it gets more serious.

At our clinics, we treat wrist pain through acupressure, deep tissue massage, stretching,
and exercises to reduce the pain and swelling. We rarely use heat, ice, ultrasound, or
electrical stimulation.  We have found that our treatment approach is much more effective
than using modalities for wrist pain.

                                                                                   
Dr. Cheng, Anaheim - Orange County


If you have wrist pain or sprain and you live in Orange County, please give us a call so we
can help you get rid of your pain. Knight Physical Therapy is in Orange County.  

Our
Anaheim office is only minutes away from Buena Park, Fullerton, La Palma, Cypress,
Cerritos, Artesia, La Mirada, and most of North Orange County.

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Garden Grove office is only minutes away from Orange, Santa Ana, Westminster,
Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Tustin, Irvine, and most of Central
Orange County.

We specialize in chronic and acute wrist pain.

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