After your initial physical therapy visit you will be provided with some tips on what to do outside of the clinic to reduce your wrist pain. These tips would include: what to avoid, instructions for braces or icing, and a list of your exercises to perform at home as part of your home exercise program (HEP). You will be given a printout of some or all of the exercises that you are performing in your physical therapy sessions to begin performing on the days that you are not in the clinic. The printout will consist of illustrations along with written instructions so you will feel confident that you are performing safely and efficiently. This HEP will assist in the recovery process for a more speedy return to normal function of your wrist and hand following your injury.
Examples of some of the exercises you may be provided:
- Gripping exericses
- Wrist extensor/flexor stretches
- Wrist extension and flexion using small weights or theraband
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.
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