Physical Therapy for Hand Pain

Physical Therapy for Hand Pain

 

Why Do I Need Physical Therapy for Hand Pain?

If you have suffered a previous hand injury or you are recovering from hand surgery, physical therapy can help to speed up your recovery and protect your hand from future injury.

If you are experiencing hand arthritis or general hand pain, a physical therapist can teach you strengthening and stretching exercises to relieve your hand pain and prevent future hand pain.

 

What Type of Conditions do our Hand Therapists Treat?

Our hand therapists treat a variety of hand conditions including:

 

What Techniques will my Hand Therapist Use?

Your hand therapist will evaluate your symptoms, conditions, and goals before coming up with a treatment plan for your hand pain. The treatment plan may include strengthening and stretching hand exercises as well as some of the following techniques:

 

Custom Orthosis for Hand Pain

At MPower Physical Therapy we offer custom fabricated splints. These splints are custom fabricated for static and dynamic orthoses. They can help to provide stability, increase muscle performance, and decrease pain.

 

5 Physical Therapy Stretches to Relieve Hand Pain

Physical therapy stretches are a great way to strengthen and stretch the hands, as well as relieve and prevent hand pain. Try these 5 simple stretches to relieve your hand pain:

1. Wrist Flexor Stretch

Put the arm of the affected hand straight out in front of you with your palm facing away from you and  your fingers facing downward. Use your other hand to pull your fingers towards your body. Hold this pose for 15 seconds and repeat 3 times.

2. Wrist Extensor Stretch

Put the arm of the affected hand straight out in front of you with your palm facing towards you and your fingers facing downward. Use your other hand to pull the affect hand toward your body. Hold this pose for 15 seconds and repeat 3 times.

3. Claw Stretch

Hold your affected hand out with your palm facing you. Bend your fingers and your thumb so that they are touching your hand. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds and repeat 2 times.

4. Fist Stretch

Make a fist, placing your thumb across your fingers. Hold for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, release your fist and stretch your thumb and fingers. Repeat 2 more times.

5. Thumb Touch

Hold your hand out like you are going to give someone a high five. Touch your thumb to each finger and hold each pose for 30 seconds. Repeat this 3 times.

 

Seek Help from a Hand Therapist Near You

If you are suffering from hand pain, seek help from a hand therapist near you. Our physical therapists treat patients in Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood, TN. To schedule an appointment with one of the best physical therapists in Nashville, call us or request an appointment online.

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Marina von Rutenberg Marina is the Marketing Coordinator for Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics. She has been writing and reviewing medical content since 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/marina-von-rutenberg/

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