CT PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE

CT PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE

Your recovery is our priority!

Physical Therapy For Wrist & Hand

"Hand In Hand With Therapist Today, Better Function Tomorrow."

 

Are you looking for physical therapy for wrist and hand pain?

1. Do you have pain and stiffness in your wrist and hand?
2. Does your finger click when you open or close your hand?
3. Do you have difficulty holding objects?
4. Do you feel pins and needles or numbness in your hand?
5. Does it swell in your wrist area?
6. Do you have difficulty carrying and lifting objects?

 

Why suffer wrist and hand pain much longer? Don't wait for your symptoms to worsen. See a licensed physical therapist who can guide you to recover. The earlier you get treatment, the better you recover. CT Physical Therapy Care is the best place for you.

 

How Should We Manage Your Wrist & Hand Pain?

The first step in managing wrist and hand pain is to figure out the source of your symptoms. We have to know the diagnosis of your problem.

The second step is to treat the body part affected. How you manage depends on the tissue affected. The usual problem comes from muscles, joints, nerve, and other soft tissues. It is easier to handle if you know what structure you need to treat.

Finally, you have to strengthen your muscles and correct tightness. The common neglected causes are muscle weakness and imbalances.

 

The most common condition we treat for the wrist and hand is the following.

1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
2. Trigger Finger
3. Hand Fracture
4. Wrist Arthritis
5. Wrist Tendonitis

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the hand and wrist due to pressure on the median nerve. It usually starts with pain in the wrist or inner side of the elbow. It later results in numbness and tingling on the hand. It also causes weakness, which affects a person's hand function.

Signs & Symptoms

1. Pain, tingling, and numbness the thumb and the first three fingers of the hand.
2. Weakness of the hand function.
3. Wasting hand muscles.
4. Difficulty grasping and gripping.
5. Benediction sign if affected at elbow area.

Recovery Guide

1. Reduce inflammation on the wrist and hand.
2. Relieve muscle spasms on the inner side of the elbow and forearm.
3. Protect the wrist from excessive stress.
4. Light to moderate exercise when the nerve is stable.
5. Consult a neurologist or a physical therapist.

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Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is a condition affecting a tendon in the hand. It causes pain and bulging at the tendon affected due to inflammation. When closing and opening hand, it creates locking or a quick release sensation.

Signs & Symptoms

1. Stiffness of finger and hand, especially in the morning or after rest.
2. Clicking sensation when bending and straitening the finger.
3. A bump in the palm of the affected finger.
4. If left untreated, it causes permanent hand deformation.

Recovery Guide

1. Control the inflammation in the tendon.
2. Reduce stress in the hand by modifying activity.
3. Use of modalities.
4. Cross fiber massage to help with the healing process.
5. Light to moderate hand exercises after the inflammation subsides.
6. Consult a physical therapist.

Wrist Fracture

A hand fracture is a break of a bone in the hand. It can be caused by a fall, a blow, or through direct contact in sports.

Signs & Symptoms

1. Severe pain that worsens when gripping or moving the hand.
2. Swelling and bruising.
3. Tenderness in the area affected.
4. Deformity
5. Difficulty moving the finger.

Recovery Guide

1. Stabilize the broken bone.
2. Reduce inflammation, especially swelling.
3. Use splint or taping.
4. Light to moderate hand activity depending on healing time.
5. Progressive weight-bearing on the bone to enhance the healing process.
6. Must see an orthopedic doctor and physical therapist.

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Hand Arthritis

Wrist arthritis is a condition when one or more joints in the wrist are inflamed. It is often caused by repeated stress, injury, or metabolic problems. It results in pain and stiffness with difficulty in simple daily activities.

Signs & Symptoms

1. Pain and stiffness.
2. Swelling
3. Weakness.
4. Limited range of motion.
5. Cracking or grinding sounds on movement.

Recovery Guide

1. Reduce inflammation in the joints.
2. Medication prescribed by an MD.
3. Reduce extra stress to the joint by modifying activity.
4. Regular light to moderate exercise to recondition the joint.
5. Consult a physical therapist.

Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis is a condition affecting the tendons in the wrist. It is often caused by repeated motion, overuse, or an injury. The tendon affected becomes tender and inflamed. As a result, it causes difficulty in hand function.

Signs & Symptoms

1. Pain and stiffness on the tendon affected.
2. Swelling.
3. Limited range of motion.
4. Difficulty in hand function.

Recovery Guide

1. Control inflammation of tendons.
2. Reduce stress or modify activities.
3. Use of splint or taping.
4. Cross fiber massage to help increase blood flow in the tendon.
5. Light to moderate exercise.
6. See a physical therapist.

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Why Choose CT Physical Therapy Care?

At CT PT Care, we check up the source of your wrist & hand pain.

We will:

*Ask you how it started.
*Check up your movement, strength, and grip.
*Inspect the tissue suspected to be a problem.
*Treat your inflamed tissue.
*Create a plan to correct muscle imbalances.

Our aim is for you to get better fast, and to help prevent the symptom from coming back.

If you hurt your wrist and hand, get expert help. Call us right away to learn how we can help you. Our therapists have the skills to treat wrist and hand problems. We improved and managed many people with wrist and hand pain in the past. Our goal is to relieve your symptoms and help recover your function.

Call us now. Your recovery is our priority!