Active Hand Therapy Maryland : Complete Evaluation and Treatment of Arm & Hand Related Problems

Trigger finger treatment in md

Trigger Finger

Is caused by a thickening of the sheath surrounding a swollen tendon. This tendon gets caught as it passes under a pulley in the finger; leading to pain, snapping, or the finger getting stuck in a flexed position. Most commonly occurs in the thumb, ring and middle fingers.

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Brachial Plexus Injuries

Is a common upper extremity pain syndrome. Common symptoms include pain and decreased sensation. This can lead to muscle loss and reflex changes. Posture changes may occur with long-standing tissue adaptations.

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

This was formerly known as RSD or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. This is a neuropathic syndrome characterized by pain and changes in the involved limb. The various symptoms can severely limit the functional use of the upper extremity.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Is compression of the Median Nerve in the wrist. The patient may experience pain, muscle weakness, decreased sensation, and decreased sensation in the fingers of the affected arm.

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Amputations

Pertains to the loss of a part or whole limb. Partial finger amputations are the most common type of upper extremity amputation. The level of the amputation dictates the amount of recoverable function.

Treatment for overuse injuries md

Overuse Injuries

Are also known as cumulative trauma disorders. This is tissue damage resulting from repetitive demands over time. These can occurs or be exacerbated either from home, work or recreational activities. Symptoms may include fatigue, numbness, tingling, discomfort or pain.

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Joint Replacements

Occasionally certain joints need to be replaced, either due to trauma or arthritis. The main purpose of replacing a joint is to decrease pain. The range of motion may improve, but creating stability to the joint is the focus.

Hand therapy for Fractures and dislocations

Fractures and Dislocations

Our hand therapists are able to treat a variety of upper extremity fractures and dislocations from fingers to wrists and elbows; both surgically repaired and those casted or splinted. Our specialized care will focus on improving range of motion, dexterity, strength and stability of both the injured area and those surrounding; along with decreasing edema, joint stiffness and pain.

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Tendon Injuries

Tendons attach your muscles to bones. An injury to a tendon can affect your upper extremities ability to function properly. Tendon injuries require extensive comprehensive care. Our hand therapists are proficient in treating both tendon injuries and tendon repairs from custom splinting needs to home exercise programs, manual therapy, therapeutic exercises/activities, and the use of modalities to improve tendon gliding and improve overall upper extremity function.

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Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains of the upper extremity can be painful and can cause limitations with range of motion and strength. Our hand therapists will work with you to decrease edema, improve range of motion, improve strength and decrease pain through modalities, manual therapy and therapeutic exercises/activities.

Hand nerves pain and injury treatment

Nerve Injuries

Nerve injuries are uncomfortable and at times very painful. Your upper extremity may constantly feel numb; you may notice a loss in sensation or with motor functioning. Our hand therapists will fabricate splints as needed, provide home exercise programs with appropriate nerve gliding exercises, and develop a plan of care suitable to assist you in order for you to return to your prior level of function whether it is non-invasive or post-surgery.

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Tendonitis

Tendonitis is an inflammation of a tendon and/or the surrounding tissues. Tendonitis is very painful and limits your abilities to complete your daily tasks. Most times tendonitis is caused from overuse of your upper extremity and results in inflammation, swelling, and tenderness. Our hand therapists will assist you in decreasing your pain through splinting needs, home exercise programs, adaptations that can be made to your environment to avoid these injuries, manual therapy, modalities, and therapeutic exercises/activities.

Treatment for dupuytrens contracture md

Dupuytren’s Contracture

A Dupuytren’s contracture is when tissue under the skin in the palm of your hand, known as fascia, thickens and limits your finger range of motion. Our hand therapists will work with you on regaining functional use of your hand through the use of splinting as needed, modalities, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercises/activities.

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