PTRehab_Finding Relief from Carpal Tunnel and Hand Arthritis

Everything You Need to Know About HAND ARTHRITIS

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Helping Hands If you have arthritis, your therapist is an integral part of helping you to improve your mobility, strength, and coordination in your hands. This in turn, helps you to function better, move your hands with less pain and be more active. Whether the arthritis in your hands is minor or major, we can help in the management of your arthritis and be there for you with continued care throughout the years to help maintain general joint health. It is important to come in for a regular check up. The hand therapy specialists at Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists are experts in treating arthritis in the hands. By helping to move your muscles and joints through a range of motions, such as flexing and extending, we help to maintain more normal flexibility and prevent shortening of the muscles. Contact us today to get back to living pain free. Call Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists todayat989-631-3570.Youcanfindtherelief you need from your hand pain and get back to your daily life without the need for surgery.

There are over 100 different forms of arthritis, and most are a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, genetic abnormality or age. Do you have pain, which limits your function, especially in your hands? Do you have constant daily pain in your hands? This arthritis pain might be caused by inflammation that occurs around the joints, damage to the joints from disease, daily wear and tear of joints, muscle strains caused by forceful movements against stiff, painful joints and fatigue. The finger, hand and wrist joints become stiffer, limiting motion. In addition, the muscles of the hand and forearm become weaker, taking away much needed support to the joints. Did You Know? If you have had a significant injury to your finger or hands, you do have an increased risk of future arthritis. It is important to work with your hand therapist at Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists to prevent future injuries and maintain the best joint health possible.

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Relieve Hand Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing aches & pains.

Healthy Recipe: Honey Garlic Salmon

INGREDIENTS: • 1 1/4 lb salmon fillets • 2 tsp olive oil

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• salt and pepper to taste • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 1/4 cup water • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce • 3 tbsp honey • 2 tsp cornstarch • 1 tbsp chopped parsley • lemon wedges for garnish

WRIST FLEXOR STRETCH Use your unaffected hand to bend the affected wrist up as shown. Keep the elbow straight on the affected side the entire time.

INSTRUCTIONS: Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Season the salmon with salt and pepper to taste. Place the salmon skin side up in the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove the salmon from the pan, place on a plate while covering with foil to keep warm. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds. Add the water, soy sauce and honey combination to the pan, and bring to a simmer. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon cold water. Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture into the pan and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute or until sauce has just thickened. Return the salmon to the pan and spoon the sauce over the top. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges if desired. Recipe/Photo Courtesy: Sara of dinneratthezoo.com/honey-garlic-salmon

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