L.I. Care Physical and Occupational Therapy


1842 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743





Elbow, Wrist and Hand Pain


Elbow, wrist, and hand pain can significantly impact daily activities, making simple tasks like typing, gripping objects, or lifting difficult and uncomfortable. 

Whether your pain stems from overuse, injury, or underlying conditions such as arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, seeking appropriate treatment is essential for finding relief and restoring function. 

Our team of experienced physical therapists specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the elbow, wrist, and hand, helping you overcome limitations and regain optimal function.

How Can Physical Therapy Help with Elbow, Wrist and Hand Pain?

Physical therapy offers a comprehensive approach to managing pain and dysfunction in the elbow, wrist, and hand by addressing underlying issues such as muscle imbalances, joint stiffness, and nerve compression. 

Through a combination of targeted exercises, manual therapy techniques, and ergonomic education, physical therapists can help alleviate pain, improve range of motion, and restore strength and dexterity to the affected areas. 

Additionally, our team provides education on proper ergonomics, posture, and injury prevention strategies to support long-term joint health and prevent future episodes of pain.

How Can Occupational Therapy Help with Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Pain?

Occupational therapy focuses on helping individuals regain independence and functionality in activities of daily living and work-related tasks following injury or illness affecting the upper extremities. 

Occupational therapists assess your functional abilities, ergonomic factors, and environmental challenges to develop personalized treatment plans aimed at improving hand and arm function, facilitating return to work, and enhancing participation in meaningful activities. 

Through activities such as hand therapy, splinting, and activity modification, occupational therapists empower you to achieve your maximum level of independence and engagement in daily life.


Elbow, wrist, and hand pain symptoms may include:

  • Dull, aching pain in the affected joint(s)
  • Sharp or stabbing pain with movement
  • Difficulty gripping objects or performing fine motor tasks
  • Swelling or inflammation around the joint(s)
  • Tingling or numbness in the fingers or hand
  • Limited range of motion or stiffness

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, seeking professional evaluation and treatment is essential for effectively managing your pain and preventing further complications.

What’s Causing My Elbow, Wrist, or Hand Pain?

Pain in the elbow, wrist, or hand can have various causes, including:

  • Repetitive strain injuries (e.g., tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Traumatic injuries such as fractures or sprains
  • Arthritis or degenerative joint disease
  • Tendonitis or bursitis
  • Nerve compression (e.g., ulnar nerve entrapment)
  • Poor ergonomics or overuse

Identifying the specific cause of your pain is crucial for developing an effective treatment plan tailored to your needs. 

Our skilled team at L.I. Care Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy can conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the underlying issues contributing to your pain and create a personalized approach to address them.

Get Started Today! 

Don’t let elbow, wrist, or hand pain limit your ability to perform daily activities. Take the first step towards relief by scheduling an appointment with our dedicated physical therapists. 

Whether you’re recovering from an injury, managing a chronic condition, or seeking preventive care, we’re here to support you on your journey to pain-free movement and improved well-being. 

Contact us today to get started.