Your hands are used multiple times a day. Just think of your morning routine: you get out of bed, brush your teeth, shower, get dressed, make breakfast, and commute to work. In just that small portion of the day, you have already used your hands hundreds of times.
If you are having any pain or limited movements in your hands, you could benefit from hand therapy. Hand therapy can treat a vast variety of hand injuries. Some of the most common include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
If you are suffering from one of the above conditions, or from a generalized pain that you can’t figure out, it can make completing even simple activities (such as your morning routine) difficult. Hand therapy can help with that. It can relieve pain and get you back to comfortably performing your daily activities.
How will hand therapy benefit me?
Our Ambler, PT occupational therapists typically use manual techniques to manipulate the affected area, in order to release tension, swelling, and pain. Through the use of massage and hands-on treatments, patients can find significant improvement – sometimes after just one session! In some cases, additional techniques, such as ice and heat therapies, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation may also be used as part of your treatment plan, in order to enhance the healing process.
One of the biggest roles of an occupational therapist is prescribing targeted stretches and exercises to relieve pain and improve mobility. These will be dependent upon your diagnosis and will focus on improving your range of motion, strength, and overall function, so you can safely and comfortably perform your daily activities once again. A large part of hand therapy is helping patients regain their function in day-to-day tasks and improving their quality of life.
Find relief today!
If you are living with a hand injury, you can find relief and rehabilitation with us. At Polishuk Physical Therapy, we care about you and your recovery!
At your initial appointment, you will undergo a physical evaluation to determine your diagnosis and the root of your pain. Afterward, your treatment plan will be created, and you will work closely with our occupational therapist to regain function and get back to living your life without pain or discomfort. If you are in need of orthotics, such as a brace, to improve your condition and make your daily life easier while you are recovering, your occupational therapist can also prescribe that for you.
Additionally, our Ambler, PT occupational therapists can provide you with helpful patient education for improving technique and posture, in order to avoid further pain or injury in the future. If your hand injury is paining you, don’t wait any longer to seek help. Contact Polishuk Physical Therapy today to begin your journey toward recovery and long-lasting relief.