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Hand and Wrist Injuries

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Hand and Wrist Injury Recovery

When a hand or wrist becomes injured, there are many different elements that are affected – especially when you consider just how intricate these structures are. While no injury is ever welcomed, damage to the hands and wrists can make everyday tasks and actions a challenge, and prevents athletes from performing to the best of their abilities. The JAG PT staff takes hand and wrist injuries very seriously, and we help our patients regain their strength and mobility through our beneficial physical therapy programs.

Causes of Hand and Wrist Injuries

Hand and wrist injuries can be the result of a few incidences. They can happen when an athlete is performing during a game or recreational activity; during a work-related task; completing chores and normal activities around the house; and can be the direct result of an accidental fall. The overuse of the hand and wrist can also cause injuries. These types of overuse injuries can occur from conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and De Quervain’s disease.

Hand and Wrist Injury Signs and Symptoms

Making note of all your possible hand or wrist injury symptoms will help the JAG PT staff create a more effective physical therapy program for your injury. Patients who experience hand and wrist injuries usually notice swelling, pain, bruising and hand or wrist deformity. Limited to no ability to move or put weight on the hand or wrist can also be signs of a hand or writ injury.

Common Types of Hand and Wrist Injuries

Just like there are a wide range of factors that cause hand and wrist injuries, there are various types of hand and wrist injuries as well. Some of these injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Sprains & Strains
  • Nerve compression syndromes and injuries
  • Ganglion cysts

Hand and Wrist Injury Treatment in NJ, NY, and PA

Each patient will have their own individualized physical therapy program, specific to his or her hand or wrist injury. The JAG Physical Therapy team utilizes successful practices that have been proven to show positive results, which our patients are able to continue once their time at JAG PT is complete. These physical therapy exercises are meant to improve mobility in the hand and wrist after injury, and strengthen them altogether. Prolonged wrist stretches, ulna and radial deviation and putty exercises are just a few examples of what a patient may do.

Schedule an Appointment for Hand or Wrist Injury Treatment

If you have recently experienced a hand or wrist injury, feel free to contact us by calling (201)-801-7141 to schedule an appointment or at any of our 100+ New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania locations. As a part of our JAG PT method, we treat every single patient to the best of our ability and utilize body mechanics and exercise to progress our patients. We look forward from hearing from you, and helping you recover!