Are you experiencing numbness or pain in your hand?
There are several common reasons why people experience hand pain. Fortunately, through hand therapy, many patients see the restoration of strength and function of their hand.
Some hand injuries are caused by a sudden impact, such as a fall. Other people experience injuries related to repetitive stress of the hand. These injuries are caused by activities involving repetitive wrist motion such as typing, playing an instrument, or golfing. According to the Orthopedic Center of Arlington, around eight million people are affected by carpal tunnel syndrome each year. Symptoms for carpal tunnel include feeling a tingle, burning sensation, or numbness in the hand, whether it’s in the palm, thumb, or fingers. Commonly, people report waking up with numbness and tingling in their hands, which is caused by the relaxed position of the hand while sleeping. Finally, others, especially the elderly, may experience hand pain related to arthritis.
How Hand Therapy Can Help with Hand Pain
When you see your doctor for a hand injury, ask them if hand therapy is the right recovery program for you. Hand therapy can help a patient regain mobility and function of their hand as well as reducing pain in all affected areas of the patients’ hand. Your physical therapist will do an initial evaluation of your condition. During this time, patients can ask any questions they have as the physical therapist works on developing their individualized treatment plan. Your physical therapist will be able to teach you more about your condition. As you recover, you’ll have support from the physical therapist and the rest of the physical therapy team.
Treatment sessions will focus on fixing the hand, as well as reducing pain. Physical therapists use a variety of arm and hand exercises to improve patients’ strength and restore function.
Call Us Today to Begin Your Hand Therapy Treatment
Common hand conditions we treat are:
- Tendon disorders
- Swellings Arthritis
- Hand Injuries
- Tendon Injuries
- Hand fractures
- Hand Joint Injuries
With appointments available within 24 hours, you can see our physical therapists to learn how hand therapy can help your specific hand injury. Our services include Physical Therapy, Aquatic Therapy, Hand Therapy, and Vestibular Rehabilitation. Call today to schedule your appointment to begin treatment quickly. We proudly offer physical therapy in four locations: Folsom, Roseville, Rancho Cordova and J street In East Sacramento. This includes surrounding cities such as Midtown, Auburn, Rocklin, Elk Grove, Antelope, and Citrus Heights. Let us help you live your most mobile life and get you back to doing the activities you love.