Getting Back on Track After a hand injury or surgery
The Key to Recovery How well you recover after any injury or surgery of the hand, wrist or arm is dependent on occupational therapy,especiallyhandtherapywithacertifiedhand therapist. With years of extensive training in the upper extremityand hands, a hand therapist is a true specialist in this area. That makes all the difference in the speed and completeness of your recovery. Depending on your body and the severity of the injury or surgery, the length of time to recover can vary. Typically soft tissue injuries take six weeks or more to heal and bone injuries take eight weeks or longer. Your doctor and therapist work together to make sure you are progressing at the needed pace to allow your body to heal at its best ability. Know that no matter what you have been through, theexperthandandoccupationaltherapistsatHands For Living are here to work withyou andyour doctor to achieve the best outcomes. In no time,you will be well on your way to a speedy recovery and back to your normal daily activities. Call us today to find out how we can help you.
THUMB MCP EXTENSION STRETCH To Reduce Inflammation
Helps With Pain
Grasp the affected thumb below the last knuckle and gently stretch it into a more straightened position.
Why Choose Hands For Living?
• Expert, caring, and cost-effective evaluation of your injury or concern. • Information about what has happened and what can be done to help. • Specialized exercises and instructions to complete between sessions. • Comfortable and precise customorthoses (splints), if needed, to protect your elbow, wrist, or hand or improve motion. • Care of wounds, scars, swelling, and injuries to tendon, nerve, bone, muscle or soft tissue. • Practical ergonomic instructions to prevent injuries.
Always consultyour therapistorphysicianbefore startingexercisesyouareunsureofdoing.
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