We are fortunate to have a Certified Hand Therapist who is nationally certified in this specialty.
Traumatic Injuries of the Hand
Accidents can cause fractures, torn tendons and nerves, dislocations of joints, and even crush injuries of the hand. Due to the intricate nature of the hand, these injuries can be complex. After initial treatment by an orthopedic doctor, your hand therapist will help to reduce pain and swelling, lessen scar tissue, improve sensitivity, safely increase […]
Dupuytren’s Contracture is a genetic disease where the soft tissue in the palm of the hand thickens creating difficulty with opening the hand and one or more fingers. In early and mild cases, occupational therapy can provide education on self management and orthotic intervention to reduce tightness. Exercises are taught to encourage mobility of the […]
Trigger Finger, or Stenosing Tenosynovitis is a condition where the tendons that bend the fingers and thumb thicken with age or overuse and have difficulty sliding through the ligaments that hold them in place within the palm. This creates a painful catching sensation or locking of the finger in a bent position when gripping. In […]
Most commonly in the hand, Osteoarthritis of the thumb and finger joints and Rheumatoid Arthritis of the wrist and knuckles are addressed in therapy to reduce pain and stiffness. Patients are educated on protecting their joints to reduce deterioration by modifying activities and using adaptive devices to help with daily activities. Your hand therapist may […]