Hand therapy is form of physiotherapy that treats conditions affecting the hand, wrist and arm. Pain occurs due to an acute injury like a fracture, tendon sprains or overuse of the hand or wrist. In some cases, pain can be caused by degenerative conditions such as arthritis or never disorders. Also, hand therapy can be extremely beneficial after surgery to help you recover and regain movement and strength quicker.
The physiotherapist will use conventional treatments as such resisted and active exercises, stretches and joint mobilisations. These are often combined with more supportive treatments such as splinting, joint retraining and advice on daily activities. All of which will help you to recover from injury quicker.
We can treat conditions such as:
- Tendon strains or sprains
- Wrist sprains or fractures
- Repetitive injuries to the hand or wrist
- Arthritis of the fingers and thumbs
- Ganglion cysts
- Dupuytren’s disease
More specific disorders include:
- Trigger finger/thumb
- De Quervain’s syndrome
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
You can find out more information on any of these conditions on BSSH website.See all clinics that provide Hand therapy