The hand is a very complex region for multiple reasons. Many nerves (median, ulnar, and radial) traverse the wrist into the hand. As a result of the close proximity of nerves, tendons, and bones in this region, inflammation is very common. This can lead to nerve pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand. Carpal tunnel is not the only nerve injury in the hand! The ulnar nerve is also commonly entrapped in the ulnar tunnel (at the wrist), leading to numbness of the pinky and half of the ring finger (especially for bike riders – cyclists palsy). Physical therapists also commonly treat broken wrists and finger bones with or without surgery (depending on the type of fracture). Whether the injury was from overuse at the computer or from hiking Kilimanjaro, come by our office and get an assessment!
Common Hand Injuries Physical Therapists treat:
- De Quervain’s tendinitis (also known as De Quervain’s tendinosis)
- Rheumatoid arthritis in the hand
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cyclists palsy
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Injuries to the extensor or flexor tendons
- Wrist tendonitis
- Wrist sprain
- Fractured bones in the wrist/hand/finger(s)
- Cervical radiculopathy
Individualized treatment plans will be generated upon an evaluation from one of our experienced clinicians. The evaluation, will take into account your symptoms, X-Ray/MRI results, special tests, and your personal goals. Every patient will have a treatment plan individually designed for them and their needs. If you do not have a prescription from your physician for physical therapy, you may still be able to be treated at Lighthouse.