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Hand Pain services offered in Peoria, IL

If you can no longer grip a fork or pen because of persistent hand pain, nonsurgical solutions are available. At Dr Olson Health, Richard Olson, DC, specializes in chiropractic techniques and regenerative therapies to ease inflammation and support your body’s natural healing processes. Dr. Olson focuses on long-lasting pain relief so you can avoid the need for invasive treatments, including surgery. To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for hand pain, call the office in Peoria, Illinois, today or book an appointment online.

Hand Pain Q & A

What causes hand pain?

Persistent hand pain is often the result of repetitive-use injuries to soft tissues or nerves in your hand. At Dr Olson Health, Dr. Olson diagnoses and treats several conditions that can lead to persistent hand pain, including:

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common repetitive-use injury that develops from pressure on the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway on the palm side of your hand. This nerve pressure can cause hand pain, weakness, and numbness.

Trigger finger

Trigger finger is a condition where one of your fingers remains bent due to inflammation in the tendon that surrounds your finger.

Ligament injury

Injuries to the ligaments — tough, fibrous tissues that connect the bones in your hand — can result from overuse injuries or direct trauma to your hand or fingers. Common types of ligament injuries include sprains and tears.

In addition to hand pain, Dr. Olson has extensive experience treating chronic elbow pain, numbness, and loss of grip strength due to tendinitis and tennis elbow. 

He also treats cubital tunnel syndrome, which results from irritation or compression of the ulnar nerve in the cubital tunnel that runs through your elbow.

When should I seek treatment for hand pain?

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Dr Olson Health for hand or elbow pain that doesn’t improve with over-the-counter medications and rest. You also need a consultation if your pain worsens even with treatment and affects your ability to work or do other physical activities.

Dr. Olson uses X-rays and other advanced diagnostic imaging technologies to identify the cause of your hand or elbow pain. He then customizes a treatment plan to ease your pain and restore full mobility in your hand.

How is hand pain treated?

At Dr Olson Health, nonsurgical therapies are available to address the underlying cause of hand or elbow pain.

Your treatment plan may include:

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments in your spine, elbow joints, and the joints of your hand can relieve pressure on nearby nerves to ease inflammation and pain.

Dr. Olson specializes in advanced chiropractic techniques to ensure your spine and other joints are aligned to improve blood circulation and protect your overall joint health.

Regenerative injection therapy

Regenerative injection therapy uses substances from your own body to heal sprains, tears, and other ligament injuries from the inside out. Dr. Olson can inject platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or human cellular tissue products (HCT/P) into areas of soft tissue damage. 

In high concentrations, these materials stimulate your body to produce new, healthy cells to replace those damaged by injury or disease. Injections can also reduce inflammation that irritates your nerves and contributes to persistent hand pain.

To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for hand pain, call Dr Olson Health today or book an appointment online.