Hand pain can be more limiting than we realize until we have “hand pain”. Treating hand pain at home, you will be given a home exercise program (HEP) after your first or second visit at physical therapy. The HEP is designed to make you an active part of your recovery after your injury/diagnosis/surgery. You will be given tips on what to do outside of the clinic to reduce your pain. These tips would include: what to avoid, paraffin, instructions for braces or icing, paraffin and a printout of your exercises to perform. Your printout will provide pics/ illustrations along with written instructions to make you confident performing them safely on your own. This HEP will assist in the recovery process for a more speedy return to normal function of your hand following your injury.
Examples of some of the exercises you may be provided:
- Gripping exercises
- Wrist extensor/flexor stretches
- Wrist extension and flexion using small weights or theraband
- Icing 10 minutes after exercise
- Scar massage post surgery
If you are experiencing any kind of hand or wrist pain or have been diagnosed with carpel tunnel, contact us for a free consultation. To request an appointment, click here, or call directly to one of our three locations during regular business hours:
Cool Springs: 615-224-9810
Spring Hill: 931-489-2022
Disclaimer: The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care. Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.