Common Hand Ailments And Their Symptoms And Treatments
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Hand – the body part at the end of your arm that includes your fingers and thumb, as written at the Merriam Webster. But, a person cannot end a discussion by just uttering this constellation of words written on a website. We, humans use hands every day, all the time - from waking up in the morning to getting ready for the bed in the night. It is really hard to function without them.

If hands are not working properly, or causing pain, then it can disrupt the daily life of an individual. Pain, weakness or even tingle in hands (that includes wrists, elbows and fingers and thumbs) arises due to two reasons, either injury or disease. And like the amounts of intricate and complex works perform every day, the anatomy of hands’ is also complex and intricate. That’s why the treatment of hand is best “placed in the hands” of the hand therapists.

What are Hand Therapy and Role of Therapists?

Hand therapy – rehabilitation of hands and upper extremities, including wrist, elbow and shoulder. A lot of ATI’s hand therapists are Certified Hand Therapists. They brought many years of additional training along with the practice and experience as a physical or occupational therapist. They have specialized knowledge about hands. These therapists utilize various techniques to restore patients’ function that includes exercise, wound care, custom splinting, preventive care and so forth.

Why Hand Therapy Is Important? Symptoms and Treatments of Hand Ailments

An injury to hand (that includes wrist, elbow and fingers) is not only extremely annoying, also, most importantly, affects almost every tasks that an individual needs to perform. And it is not only about performing tasks but sore hands can hinder the things you love most. Therefore, what are the common ailments of hands that ensure smooth functionality of hands? Most importantly, how the problems can be solved and what are the procedures of treatment? Let’s find out!

A lot of therapists have discussed the common symptoms and treatments for the hands’ ailments in most candid yet exemplary manner. For instance, an injury to upper extremity can not only cause pain and swelling but can also decrease mobility, functionality and strength too. He further added that there are various conditions that affect hands and it is the responsibility of the hand therapists to evaluate those conditions and help them to determine the ideal course of treatment and resolve symptoms and restore function.

Hand therapists use various modalities to relief pain like ultrasound, lontophoresis, fluidotherapy, paraffin, electrical simulation and many others. Some apply manual therapy for the soft tissue mobilization, scar massage and so on. The common injuries or conditions that hand therapists evaluate and treat are:

• Arthritis.

• Irritations / Nerve Compression. (Carpal and Cubical Tunnel)

• Sprain & Strains.

• Fractures.

• Tendonitis/ Tenosynovitis

• Post-Surgical Injuries.

Though it may sound funny to you, the role of the hand therapists are to provide “hands on” treatment and care to keep your pain and aches on your hands away. A large number of centers in Yorba Linda offer world-class Physical Therapy and hand therapy treatment.

Author’s Bio: Pieter Reynolds is familiar with well-known physical therapy and hand therapy techniques. He himself has been benefited from a therapeutic technique to improve his health condition. In this article, he has shared information about “Common Hand Ailments and their Symptoms and Treatments” after collecting information from various sources and from skilled physical therapy professionals Yorba Linda.


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