HAND THERAPY

Hand Therapy is the art & science of evaluating and treating conditions of the hand and wrist. We use specialized therapeutic interventions to help return you to regular function following injury, impairment, or surgery.

The care for your hands begins with an initial consultation and assessment by one of our highly qualified hand therapists to evaluate your condition. From there we recommend the most appropriate treatment program to maximize the restoration of function in the hand.  

CARPAL TUNNEL

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The symptoms are a pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of the ring fingers.

JOINT STIFFNESS

 

Depending on the cause of joint stiffness, joint redness, tenderness, warmth, tingling, or numbness of an affected area of the body may be present. Joint stiffness can be caused by injury or disease of the joint and is a common finding in the arthritis conditions.

 

ARTHRITIS

Painful hands. Arthritis wears away at the cartilage of a joint, which is the cushioning material between bones. When arthritis affects the joints of the hands, it can cause pain and stiffness. That pain can get worse whenever you use the hand a lot of repetitive tasks.

MOBILITY/FUNCTION

 

There are many factors that can attribute to mobility and function loss of the hands. To accurately diagnose why you are experiencing troubles you would need to have a consultation.

TENDONITIS

 

Tendon pain is actually a symptom of tendinosis, a series of very small tears (microtears) in the tissue in or around the tendon. Pain may be sharp, achy or you may feel a burning sensation. Tendinitis commonly develops in the tendons that bend your fingers. 

INJURIES

After a wrist or hand injury, bruising may extend to the fingers from the effects of gravity. Injuries to ligaments, such as a skier's thumb injury. Injuries to tendons, such as mallet finger. Injuries to joints (sprains). Pulled muscles (strains).

CONSULTATION

While referrals from your physician or nurse practitioner are welcome, they are not always necessary. You may contact us directly to set up an appointment time. The first visit will require time to get to know both you and why you came in to visit us while subsequent visits with your therapist will usually be shorter. Many conditions can be managed with only a few treatments, but more complicated or chronic issues may require a prolonged relationship with your therapist to maximize recovery of function.

 

FIRST VISIT DURATION

30 to 60 minutes

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