Three reasons to try physical therapy for hand and finger pain that’s not caused by arthritis

Pain in Hands and Fingers Not Arthritis

Hand and finger pain can make it tougher to do your normal daily activities. Scrolling through your social media feed. Grasping the handle of your coffee cup. These are just a few of the activities you might have more trouble with when you’re in pain. 

Hand osteoarthritis is one issue that can cause hand and finger pain, and it’s estimated that 44.2% of women and 37.7% of men develop this type of arthritis. Yet hand osteoarthritis is not the only reason you may develop hand and finger pain. Working with a physical therapist is one way you can determine the exact cause of your hand and finger pain. 

Reasons to use physical therapy for hand and finger pain that’s not caused by arthritis

A physical therapist is trained to treat the human musculoskeletal system, which includes your hands and fingers. This training means physical therapists can identify and treat many different finger and hand problems. Some reasons you should seek help from these specialists for hand and finger pain that’s not caused by arthritis are that they can: 

  • Treat issues besides arthritis — It’s no secret that physical therapy can treat many types of arthritis. Yet that isn’t the only hand and finger problem your therapist can help with. Other issues they can help you treat include: 
  1. Trigger finger
  2. Sprained finger ligaments
  3. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  4. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  5. Peripheral neuropathy
  • Decrease pain — People with a hand or finger issue often want to reduce their pain. Physical therapists can help you meet this goal. One therapy technique called dry needling can be especially helpful for hand and finger issues. A study on trigger finger patients found that dry needling helped decrease pain by nearly three points on the visual analogue scale (VAS).
  • Prevent future issues — Many hand and finger problems are caused by a combo of repetitive movements and poor ergonomics. Your physical therapist can help you find ways to improve ergonomics; they can also help you learn how to do repetitive tasks as safely as possible. Taking these steps can help prevent future finger and hand issues. 

Border Therapy Services offers treatment for hand and finger pain that’s not caused by arthritis

Not sure where to turn for help with hand and finger pain that’s not caused by arthritis? Our Border Therapy Services team can help you find effective treatment for these types of pain. We can do a free screening of your hand and fingers to determine the source of your pain. Next, our physical therapists can build you an individualized therapy plan designed to: 

  • Reduce your pain.
  • Improve hand and finger function.
  • Increase your ability to do normal daily tasks. 
  • Prevent future hand and finger problems.

You can even sign up for a virtual therapy or at-home care session with our team, which allows us to treat your right in your own home. 

Contact our team today for more information about our hand and finger pain treatment options or to schedule your initial appointment.