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Hand Injuries Specialist

Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy

Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapy located in Fresh Meadows, NY & Little Neck, NY

Your hands are complex body parts that allow you to turn a key in a lock, write a letter, and throw a football. Unfortunately, hand injuries can make your daily tasks nearly impossible. At Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy, in the Fresh Meadows area of Queens, New York City, and Little Neck, New York, the team of professionals specialize in rehabilitation for hand injuries. To schedule an appointment with the hand therapy experts, call the office nearest you or book a consultation online today.

Hand Injuries Q & A

What are hand injuries?

Hand injuries are injuries to your fingers, hand, or wrist. These may be minor, causing mild pain, or they may be severe, limiting the use of your hand.

Anyone can injure their hand. However, you may be at greater risk of developing an injury if you play sports or have a job that requires repetitive hand movements. Accidental falls and fistfights are also common causes of hand injuries. 

Your hand is a complex body part with several bones and joints held together by tendons, ligaments, and muscles. You rely on your hands to perform many daily tasks, so hand injuries may affect your ability to manage your day-to-day responsibilities.

Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy specializes in hand therapy for hand injuries. 

What are the types of hand injuries?

There are many types of hand injuries. For example, you may sustain an acute injury after a bad fall or a chronic injury from overuse. 

Common types of hand injuries include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Bruising
  • Fractures
  • Dislocation
  • Mallet finger
  • Skier’s thumb
  • Trigger finger (finger that gets stuck in a bent position)
  • Crush injury
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendon sheath)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonosis (microtears in the tendons)

Hand injuries may worsen with continued use. Getting treatment for your injury right away may prevent more serious complications that may prolong your recovery. 

How are hand injuries treated?

Treatment for hand injuries varies depending on the location and type of injury, the severity of symptoms, and your usual activities. Some hand injuries may require surgery, such as complex hand fractures or torn ligaments.

But most hand injuries benefit from conservative care, which might include buddy taping your fingers for support, use of a splint or brace, and physical or occupational therapy. 

When should I seek hand therapy for hand injuries?

You should seek hand therapy from the experts at Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy if your injury is affecting the use of your hand, fingers, or wrist. The team also recommends hand therapy following hand surgery.

The team includes certified hand therapists (CHT) that specialize in the treatment of hand injuries. They customize your treatment plan to support healing and restore normal hand function. 

Your hand therapist provides custom-made splints, which may include:

  • Static
  • Dynamic
  • Serial splints
  • Static progressive

These splints keep your hand in the proper position for healing.

Hand injuries require specialized care and therapy. Call Precision Rehab Occupational Physical & Hand Therapy or book an appointment online today.