Hand or finger pain can be debilitating and negatively impact many of your daily activities. The source can be anything from tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome, to the aftermath of an accident resulting in injured tendons, nerves, or fractures. Regardless of the cause, physical therapy speeds healing. Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center offers customized physical therapy in Essex for injured hands and other areas of your body.
Anatomy of the Hand
The hand is very complex. Composed of three major types of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, veins, arteries, and nerves, your hands and fingers are a critical part of your body. Phalanges are the 14 major bones found in the fingers in each hand. Next, metacarpal bones are the five bones in the middle of the hand. Finally, the carpal bones are the eight bones in the wrist.
Your hand muscles allow movement, while the ligaments help bind together the joints in the hand. The tendons connect muscles in the hand to allow movement. Arteries, veins, and nerves provide blood flow and sensations in the hands.
Benefits of Physical Therapy After a Hand Injury
The health of our hands is extremely valuable. We complete tasks with our hands throughout the day, especially when we work. If you have suffered a hand or finger injury or are recovering from surgery, physical therapy will help you heal faster and improve range of motion. Hand therapy can help in many ways:
- Reduce pain and swelling
- Help you get back to work faster
- Learn how to complete your everyday tasks
- Regain feeling after a nerve injury
- Reduce sensitivity from nerve injury
- Increases motion and strength
- Help post-operation with scar management, helping wounds heal, and preventing infection
Looking for Physical Therapy in Essex?
If you have a hand or finger injury, discover the benefits of physical therapy. Dr. Cohen and the team at the Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center develops an individual treatment plan for each patient. We offer services such as cryotherapy, heat therapy, electrical stimulation to decrease pain, inflammation, and improve function, ultrasound, and iontophoresis. Plus, we offer aquatic therapy, dry needling, and non-surgical spinal decompression. Contact us for more information!