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Wrist Pain

Wrist pain can occur for a number of different reasons at any age and can cause difficulty performing normal daily activities, sports and other leisure activities.

Wrist pain is a common condition treated by our expert physiotherapists at Liverpool Physio.

What causes wrist pain?

Wrist pain can occur in anyone of any age. There are a number of reasons why you may be experiencing wrist pain and these can be classified broadly into a number of categories including muscular, neurogenic, degenerative and traumatic.

Therapist explaining wrist condition to clientAbove: Therapist explaining wrist condition to client

Specific causes of wrist pain include:

What should I do if I have wrist pain?

Whether you?ve been experiencing wrist pain for days, months or even years seeking treatment from a physiotherapist will be of benefit to you.

Receiving early treatment will promote a fast and full recovery and it will also prevent the condition from becoming chronic.

What would a physiotherapy assessment for wrist pain involve?

In order to reach the correct diagnosis, your physiotherapist will complete a comprehensive assessment with you involving both subjective and objective aspects.
  • The subjective assessment is carried out so that you can inform your physiotherapist all about your wrist pain, other symptoms and how they are affecting you and the activities you like to take part in.

  • The objective assessment will look at your wrist range of movement, muscle strength, sensation and other special tests alongside palpation of the joints and soft tissues.

What would physiotherapy treatment for wrist pain involve?

Physiotherapy treatment is based on the findings of the initial assessment.
Any treatment plan implemented aims to promote a swift and complete recovery whilst taking into account your own personal needs and goals.

Common treatment techniques include:
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Manipulation
  • Wrist supports (such as taping or splints)
  • Electrotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Heat and ice therapy
  • Advice on activity modification
  • Home exercise programme
Treatment will begin at your first appointment and aims to increase range of movement, reduce pain and encourage a quick return to pain-free functional activity and sports.

How can I arrange a physiotherapy assessment for wrist pain?

To book an appointment with a chartered physiotherapist please email us at or call on 0151 558 0077.


Wrist pain as a result of injury or pathology can have a massive negative impact on your daily function and quality of life. Pain can lead to disuse of your wrist and upper limb and therefore result in muscle weakness. Appropriate physiotherapy treatment is provided by your physiotherapist to reduce your wrist pain, regain your strength and ensure your previous ability is achieved.

For a physiotherapy assessment for your wrist pain e-mail or call 0151 558 0077.

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