Hand pain

Dealing with pain in your hands and fingers can make a range of daily tasks harder to perform. Unfortunately, one population study reports that nearly 14% of those surveyed reported pain, aching or stiffness in their hands. At Border Therapy Services, our physical therapists are prepared to help you address many different causes of hand pain. 

What issues could be causing your hand pain?

Hand injuries and medical conditions can be disabling and painful. Our staff at Border Therapy Services includes certified hand therapists, and these specialists have the training and expertise necessary to help you address a wide variety of hand issues including:

What other symptoms often occur with hand pain?

Hand conditions such as these typically cause more symptoms than just hand pain. For instance, many hand conditions also trigger swelling in the affected part of the hand. Difficulty doing normal daily tasks with your hand or fingers is also common, as are symptoms like: 

  • Numbness.
  • Tingling.
  • Inflammation.
  • Tenderness to the touch.
  • Popping or clicking sensations or sounds. 
  • Stiffness.
  • Reduced range of motion. 

How can physical therapists address your hand pain?

Addressing hand pain symptoms effectively is a key goal of physical therapy for hand pain. Your physical therapist can also work to treat or manage the issue that’s causing your symptoms. Doing so can also help you get back to doing your normal daily activities. A few of the hand pain treatment options that our Border Therapy Services team can offer you include: 

  • Evaluation of your injury or condition.
  • Custom splinting — We can create custom static, dynamic and functional splints.
  • Wound care and dressing changes.
  • Therapeutic exercises to improve mobility and strength.
  • Sensory re-education/training following a nerve injury.
  • Scar management.
  • Edema control.
  • Ergonomic education.
  • Patient education and home exercise programs.
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization.
  • Modalities for pain relief.

We can also assist people with the postoperative management of:

  • MCP and PIP joint arthroplasties.
  • Basal joint arthroplasties.
  • Wrist and thumb fusions.
  • Thumb reconstructions.
  • Tendon repairs and transfers.
  • Carpal tunnel release.

Border Therapy Services offers top-notch treatment for hand pain

Our hand therapists are equipped to help you protect your healing repairs, promote healing, and improve motion, strength, and dexterity. They will work to expedite your ability to return to independence in the activities of daily living and return to work.

Our certified hand therapists will work closely with your physician or surgeon and will often start treatment within days of your surgery or injury. We will also closely supervise the progression of your exercise program because this is important to ensure that range of motion and strength progress appropriately. It’s also vital to helping restore you to your highest level of function possible.

For more information about our hand pain treatment services, contact us today!