It is possible to relieve pain and improve function anywhere.
Whenever your hand is injured or painful, it can make simple tasks such as getting dressed, cooking, cleaning, or opening doors difficult, if not impossible.
Why do they make those lids so hard to open?
Stiff, achy joints; swollen fingers; snapping, popping, or locking – these are all common issues you may notice in your hands.
I can help your stiff and painful hands.
I’ve seen weightlifters with wrist pain from overuse, such as with competitive cross fit.
I have seen office workers with numbness and tingling in their hands from typing or using the mouse repetitively.
More frequently, I see dads with fractured fingers from diving for a ball or moms with broken wrists from trying out their son’s hoverboard. Yes, I see everything.
No matter the reason, you are here because your hand and wrist pain can make everyday tasks difficult and painful.
It doesn’t have to be complicated.
Wrist pain can be the result of a traumatic injury, such as falling, or can develop over time from repetitive use.
The wrist and hand are very complex and made up of small delicate structures – muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, nerves, and blood vessels. There are 64 bones from our shoulder to our fingertips.
Therefore, there are a host of common injuries of the wrist and hand including: Distal radius or distal ulna fractures; Scaphoid fractures; Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex injuries (TFCC); Tendonitis of ECU or FCU; Nerve compressions of the median, ulnar, and radial nerves; Trigger finger, Finger dislocations; Tendinitis and arthritis; and many, many more.
There is a better way to treat pain.
Luckily, you can find relief from most hand and wrist conditions by treating with specific active or self-guided movements and modifications to your daily tasks.
Typically, traditional rehabilitation clinics rely heavily on unnecessary, unproven treatments and require so many visits.
I want to make it simpler for you by skipping the complicated treatments and focusing on getting you better faster.
I know you have many choices when it comes to caring for your painful hand. I want to make things as easy and convenient as possible. After all, life is too short to be spending it driving to your next appointment or sitting in a waiting room.
Whether you’ve had a wrist or hand surgery or are hoping to avoid injections, pills, or surgery, I can help you.
Our virtual visit is just like any other face-to-face appointment.
There are three primary steps.
Assessment – I’ll figure out what is going on by examining your wrist and hand movement, investigating factors that increase or decrease pain, identifying the onset and events causing your pain, work and lifestyle considerations, and more.
I keep assessing your arm until I have all the information needed to create the right custom rehabilitation program for your injury.
Treatment – Your hand or wrist treatment will include active or self-guided movements you need to do with real-time feedback, modifications you may need to make your pain decrease, and suggested equipment or household items that may help you recover quicker.
Recovery – To determine if we are on the right path toward your recovery, I want to make sure you are seeing immediate improvements. By reassessing your motions in real-time, I will be able to give you the most accurate program with results that you can instantly see.
Don’t wait months or, worse, years to address your hand pain, stiffness, or weakness!
If you are looking to heal and prevent wrist or hand pain, you have come to the right place!
FAQ About Hand and Wrist Pain and Stiffness
My wrist and hand are very stiff and painful. Are there any exercises I can perform?
Depending on your injury, there are many helpful, gentle exercises you can perform to regain motion, strength, and use.
For example, a gentle hand exercise can be squeezing a warm washcloth to improve finger mobility.
Keep in mind, if you have sustained a serious injury, you should seek treatment from a doctor due to some injuries requiring brief periods of immobilization.
Should I see a doctor for my hand or wrist pain?
If you are experiencing aches and pains not associated with an injury, there are many exercises and modifications that we can review to help you avoid a trip to the doctor.
However, if you have sustained a traumatic injury to your hand, the answer is, yes! We cannot emphasize enough the importance of seeing a Board Certified Hand Surgeon.
Seeing a surgeon does not mean you will need surgery; however, neglected wrist and hand injuries can result in severe pain, arthritis, or deformity over time.
I am happy to consult with you on this as well.
Should I splint my hand or wrist?
There are many splints that can help calm painful joints and tendons in the fingers, thumb, or wrist.
However, prolonged splinting is never a good thing unless you have been advised by your doctor or health care professional, as it can result in painful stiffness.
Occasionally, an over-the-counter brace or compression garment can provide soft immobilization and rest to a painful wrist. This is dependent on your need, and I am happy to assist you.
How can I prevent wrist, hand, or finger injuries?
We use our hands all day, so it is important to protect and prevent injuries when possible.
There are many exercises and techniques to prevent hand or finger injuries. Using grips, gloves, or tape can provide external support, less impact, and force on your joints. Also, improving strength and stability with exercises can keep your muscles and ligaments strong during unpredictable activities.
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