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Hand and Wrist Pain Therapy

 

Parry Physical Therapy Group treats hand and wrist pain

The wrist and hand structure is more complex than you think.  We may not walk around on our hands, but the wrist and hand area is a complex structure made of hinges with a high degree of mobility.  Because it is so mobile, wrist or hand injuries are most commonly caused by trauma or overuse syndromes. Wrist and hand pain can result due to injury or disruption of the intricate system of bones, ligaments, muscles/tendons, cartilages and nerves associated with hand and wrist function.  Nerves, tendons, and bones are not well protected when falling on an outstretched arm.  Chronic overuse or repetitive trauma can cause inflammation, stress fractures, and joint or tendon injuries with loss of normal tendon gliding.  Eventually, this can result in deformities or changes in joint function throughout the hand and wrist and can even cause symptoms in the elbow.

 

Common Diagnoses Associated With Hand And Wrist Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sprained wrist
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • DeQuervains Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger
  • Tendonitis
  • Soft tissue/Tendon Injuries
  • Kienbock’s disease
  • TFC tear
  • First dorsal compartment syndrome

 

How Physical Therapy Can Help

Physical Therapy can help resolve your wrist and hand pain and improve your overall function to allow you to get back to the activities you enjoy.  When hand/wrist injuries are severe enough and require surgery to repair ligaments, fractures, or to release obstructions, physical therapy can help you before you get surgery to optimize your post-surgical outcome; and it can help you post-surgery to help you get back to the daily functional activities with minimal to no pain at all.

At Parry PT Group our doctors will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of your pain, identify your impairments, discuss your goals for therapy and develop a customized treatment plan to address your specific concerns.  Some of your treatment may include:

  •  Moist heat, ice, ultrasound, and/or electric stimulation to control pain and swelling
  • Manual therapy techniques to decrease swelling, tissue restriction, and to improve joint mobility and muscle and tendon flexibility to allow better joint movement
  • Splinting/bracing as appropriate to protect and allow healthy repair of the impaired structures
  • Exercise to improve range of motion, strength and stability around the wrist/hand
  • Functional and sport retraining activities to get you back to pre-injury activities
  • Education to help you understand your condition and manage pain and a personalized home exercise program to allow you to continue to progress when your formal therapy is complete.

 

For more information on how physical therapy can help your wrist and hand pain, call Parry Physical Therapy Group today!

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