Hand Therapy

What to Expect When Facing Carpal Tunnel Surgery

carpal tunnel surgery

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, depending on the severity, your doctor might recommend surgery. Surgery – it’s a scary word and you may not know exactly what it means for you. If you find yourself facing the option of carpal tunnel surgery, here are some things you can expect.[…]

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7 Hand Stretches to Ease Stiffness

hand stretches

Pain and stiffness in your hands can be annoying. Even if it’s nothing significant, it can be enough to interfere with your daily tasks. With stiff hands, it’s difficult to turn a key, type on the computer or open a jar. You never really realize how many different and necessary[…]

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Edema Management

edema

If you injured your hand, swelling immediately occurs. It’s our body’s reaction to an injury in order to heal. Edema is a completely normal response to injury—edema is a swelling caused by fluid retention. It happens when too much fluid is trapped in the body’s tissues. We retain water because[…]

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What the Heck is K-Tape Anyway?

k-tape

You’ve probably seen people rocking some k-tape and just didn’t know what it was.  Typically, the k-tape strips show up in bright shades of blues or pinks on people’s bodies.  What is it? Kinesiology tape, otherwise known as k-tape. K-tape has a comprehensive array of therapeutic benefits.  From high school[…]

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