GregorDue to a hiking accident I had multiple fractures of my shoulder and arm. Following a complicated surgery, I needed to learn again moving my arm and shoulder as well as to build up muscles. My therapist is helping me in an excellent way and I make good progress in this lengthy and painful process. The treatment is extremely professional and personalised. Therefore, I can highly recommend PhysioActive to anyone seeking help.
Hand Pain & Injury Treatment
The hand is one of the most important ‘tools’ of our body. That’s why injuries to the hand are
usually very disabling in daily activities. The most common causes of injuries are due to sports, falls and accidents. One of the most important aspects with hand injuries is that patients should not wait too long to seek for medical help from a doctor or physiotherapist, because chronic hand conditions may take an unreasonable time to heal.
Common Hand Injuries:
Groin strains happen in most cases during sport activities. The cause is either overuse or excessive load to the muscle (sprinting or jumping). The severity and symptoms of a muscle strain depends on the degree of stretching or tearing of the muscle.
- Grade I strain: This is a mild strain and only some muscle fibres have been damaged. Healing occurs within 2-3 weeks.
- Grade II strain: This is a moderate strain with more extensive damage to muscle fibres, but the muscle is not completely ruptured. Healing occurs within 3-6 weeks.
- Grade III strain: This is a severe injury with a complete rupture of muscle fibres. The healing period can be up to three months and may in severe cases require surgery.
Physiotherapy optimizes the healing process. Exercise therapy, incl. stretching-, strengthening- and stability exercises helps to restore full function of the muscle.
Fractures are common to the hand/wrist and happen usually during sport or after a fall. Depending on the location and the severity of the fracture, treatment may be conservative or needs surgery. In both cases physiotherapy play an important role for recovery to help to regain full function of the hand and fingers.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the median nerve is compressed as it passes through an opening from the wrist to the hand called the carpal tunnel. Women develop carpal tunnel syndrome 3 times more frequently than men. Symptoms may be pain in the hand or altered sensation such as tingling and numbness. One of the common causes is repetitive movements of the wrist, especially when the wrist is bent inward. Swelling in this area also leads to compression of the nerve. The cause may be pregnancy, obesity, arthritis, certain thyroid conditions, diabetes.