The hand, wrist, and elbow are very complex, requiring special attention. If you suffer from an injury, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other painful conditions of the hand, wrist, or elbow, we can help.
It is critical that our hands and wrists are in good working order to stay connected to our lives through our keyboards and mobile devices. It is difficult to maintain a perfect position while we endlessly use our devices. Think of the wear and tear on our joints and tendons with every character or emoji we send! Can you even count your daily number? Your body will tell you when it has had enough by having pain symptoms, losing mobility, or losing strength. We can help you get out of the inflamed state and back into touch. We will even show you how to maintain a healthy state following overuse of your healing hands and wrists.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If you suffer from tingling or numbness to the thumb and first two fingers or have pain in this area, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a collection of symptoms that affects people of all ages, but occurs more in women between the ages of 30-64 years old. In addition, women who are pregnant often suffer with CTS. If you type, write, or do repetitive lifting or gripping throughout the day you are at greater risk for developing CTS.
The good news is that our expert therapists have years of experience and training treating people with CTS. There are several therapeutic options for quickly relieving the symptoms, reducing the inflammation, and relieving the pressure on the median nerve. In addition, for long-term results our therapists know the right techniques to gently stretch the carpal ligament and show you how to prevent re-injury. For more information on our specialized programs, call us today to find out how we can help you live pain free.
Recovery After Injury
Whether you suffered a sprained wrist or you’re recovering from a severe fracture, our skilled physical therapists are here to quickly get you back to pain-free activities. During physical therapy we work closely with you and your doctor to provide the most efficient and effective treatment plan. The first step is to relieve your pain as quickly as possible, then care is taken to restore normal movement. Finally, muscles are strengthened to support and stabilize the area. Teaching you how to maintain your strength and independence once you leave physical therapy is our priority.
For more information on how we can treat your hand, wrist and elbow pain, call us today at Los Gatos & San Jose, CA centers!
Some of the Many Hand, Wrist and Elbow Conditions We Treat:
- Joint pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Fractures of the wrist, hand, or elbow
- Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow