It’d be hard to overstate the importance of our hands. We use them for everything, from performing our most basic functions like eating and drinking to putting food on the table, literally and figuratively. It’s hard to imagine a job that doesn’t require the use of your hands, or a day that could go by without using your hands hundreds of times. It’s no wonder, then, that ordinary wear and tear can cause issues like carpal tunnel syndrome or “tennis elbow,” or that people suffer from chronic issues, like arthritis, as a result. Accidents or trauma can also damage your hands.
How you go about treating that damage can be tricky. Operations are expensive and can sometimes leave you less mobile than before. No matter what, there’s always a risk, and even if the operation is successful, you’re still going to need therapy to get back to normal.
Our clinic can help. From basic therapy for all kinds of hand injuries and hand pain, to instructions on exercises and stretches to do at home, to postoperative therapy, we have the ability to help your hands. Even difficult issues, like nerve damage, that’s left you unable to feel properly, can be addressed with the right treatment plan and a good occupational/ hand therapist. We use all kinds of techniques to get your hands back to where they should be. Exercises, splints, edema control, hot and cold packs, sensory education, laser treatments, and work stimulation are just a few of the many tools in our toolbox, and we’ll find the ones that work for you and your specific medical needs. Often splinting is needed and we can make you a custom splint that will address your specific condition.
Don’t spend another year worrying about the state of your hands or suffering from pain that we can help with. Get in touch today, and start 2018 with hand therapy that will work for you.
Rue and Primavera Occupational and Physical Therapy