Hand Injury

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Why does my hand hurt?

Hand pain can result from many different causes and can be debilitating in daily life activities. The good news is that the painful symptoms associated with hand pain can be successfully treated and relieved in most instances. Hand pain can develop suddenly or may arise after years of mild, sporadic pain. In cases of hand pain, you may have a hard time making a fist, grabbing or holding on to objects, or even simply rotating your wrist. 

Symptoms of hand pain

  • Hand weakness
  • Hand tingling
  • Numbness of the hand
  • Swollen hands
  • Pain in the thumb
  • Pain in the side of the wrist
  • Difficulty gripping / grasping

Possible reasons for hand pain

  • De Quervain's tendinitis (also known as De Quervain's tendinosis)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis in the hand
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome - Ulnar Nerve Transposition
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Injuries to the extensor or flexor tendon
  • Wrist tendonitis
  • Wrist sprain
  • Fractured bones in the hand
  • Fractured bones in the finger(s)
  • Cervical radiculopathy

 

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Treatment for hand pain

The treatment options for hand pain will depend heavily on the condition at the root cause your hand pain along with your symptoms and personal goals. Your physician can help you determine the best treatment options of your hand pain, including physical therapy. If you don't have a prescription for physical therapy treatment from your doctor, you may still be able to visit an Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy location near you for treatment, depending on the rules of the state you live in.

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Treatment options for hand pain include, but are not limited to:

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy

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Soft Tissue Mobilization
Soft Tissue Mobilization

Soft tissue injuries have been known to occur when muscles are very tense and contracted. They can also happen as a result of a sprained ankle or other sudden trauma. When dealing with a soft tissue injury, you may feel weak muscles, pain, and less…

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Dry Needling
Dry Needling

Dry needling is often confused with acupuncture; however, they are very different techniques. Dry needling focuses on reducing pain and accelerating healing through a deep understanding of the relationships between our bodies and our central nervous…

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Hand Therapy
Hand Therapy

Hand therapists (also referred to as occupational therapists) specialize in conditions affecting hands and upper extremities. Becoming a hand therapist includes advanced training to treat patients through post-surgical rehabilitation, hand injuries that do…

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Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Everyday movements can be excruciating when you're suffering from hand pain, wrist pain, or elbow pain. Even simple actions like lifting a fork, moving a computer mouse, or picking up a book can become daunting. Because you use your upper extremities for…

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Orthopedic Therapy
Orthopedic Therapy

The orthopedic specialists at Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy are ready to help you get back into the action. Whether you're overcoming a sports-related injury or recovering from a recent surgery, let our knowledgeable team develop a personalized therapy plan just…

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Pediatric Physical, Speech & Occupational Therapy
Pediatric Physical, Speech & Occupational Therapy

We go above and beyond when it comes to the treatment of our young patients. Our goal is to make their experience as close to "play time" as possible. Our specially-trained physical therapists work one-on-one with pediatric patients to help them, encourage…

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Post-Surgical Treatment
Post-Surgical Treatment

Physical therapy after surgery is extremely important for ensuring a full recovery. In addition to many other benefits, post-surgical rehabilitation can also help you regain full range of motion in the affected area. Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy specializes in…

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