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Using our finger, hand, and wrist almost every moment of the day, they can develop stiffness, soreness, or from an accident, an injury. At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, we work closely with all of our wrist and hand patients to increase mobility and decrease stiffness and pain.
There are several steps that we take to ensure one’s wrist and hand pain dissipates. The first thing that you will do is have an in depth evaluation with one of our Howard Beach physical therapists.
They will examine your wrist and/or hand thoroughly and test it’s strength and flexibility. Afterwards, you will begin mild treatment which may include heat or ice, electrical stimulation, massage, exercise, and stretching.
The reason people come to our Howard Beach physical therapy office is because they know that we care. Patients find that they have improved a little bit after each appointment because some of their pain has disappeared. It is not from luck that we have been in business in Howard Beach for over 30 years.
A few simple exercises can loosen up the hand and wrist alleviating some pain and soreness including:
- Finger Flexion/Extension
- Some people find that this exercise loosens up the joints in the fingers and hand. It is a very simple exercise. Just squeeze into a fist tightly and then spread out your fingers as wide as possible hold for 2-3 seconds each time. Repeat this exercise 10 times and do 3 sets.
2. Wrist Flexor Stretch
1. For the wrist, first rest your arm on a table and have your hand hanging off. Please make the elbow straight. Grab the injured hand slowly and bend the wrist upwards until you feel a slight stretch. Hold this stretch for 5 seconds and then slowly go back to the starting position. Please repeat 10 times.
Cross Bay Physical Therapy is here to help you fix whatever wrist and/or hand problem that you are experiencing. In some cases, hand physical therapy and wrist physical therapy has been proven to be just as effective as other riskier treatments such as surgery.
Call 718-835-0084 and set up your first evaluation now!
By Benjamin Bieber