Hand/Wrist

Losing the use of a hand or wrist puts the brakes on daily activity. Our Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs) and orthopedic hand specialists have advanced training and extensive clinical knowledge that can restore function through a range of treatments.

Treatment options vary by patient, severity of injury and diagnosis. Conservative options such as rest, pain medication, and hand/wrist therapy should always be investigated. Other common hand/wrist treatments can include injections or surgery.

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August 14, 2017/ Hand/Wrist Sports / Anthony Deluise

Forearm Pump: Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Forearm

Forearm pump, or chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a condition that causes forearm pain often accompanied by numbness and tingling in the hand. It occurs most commonly in prolonged motocross riding. It may also occur with weight lifting, rock climbing, and paddle sports. Symptoms usually occur during the activity and resolve with rest after the activity is stopped.

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July 20, 2017/ Hand/Wrist / Anthony Deluise

SERIOUS FRACTURES OF THE WRIST THAT OFTEN GO UNDETECTED

Within the wrist, there are eight small bones known as the carpal bones. Two of them, in particular, are subject to fractures that are often not painful enough to seek attention immediately after the injury. Furthermore, even when a patient does present acutely after such an injury, the fractures are often either not initially visible on x-rays or if they are, they are missed on the x-ray reading. To make matters worse, when these fractures are not diagnosed early, it becomes much more difficult to get them to heal later on.

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June 8, 2017/ Hand/Wrist / Anthony Deluise

Finger Pop

Stenosing tenosynovitis is commonly referred to as “trigger finger”, “trigger thumb” or collectively as “trigger digit.” Our fingers bend when the tendons in our hand glide smoothly beneath a series of pulleys that hold the tendon close to the bone. This is similar to how the eyes of a fishing rod guide the line. A trigger finger occurs when....

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May 31, 2017/ Hand Therapy Hand/Wrist / Andrea Penacho

Dupppeeeeeyyyy Whhhhaaaattttt?????

So you just left the doctor’s office and the physician told you that your hands have some kind of disease that you have never even heard of never-mind even pronounce. All you heard was the second part...disease. You are wondering....how? Why?? What is it?? What was that word he said? You have so many questions and when you get home you see the diagnosis as Dupuytrens Disease... pronounced as "du- pa- trens". As a therapist, I found this to be the common reaction that people have told me when they first heard their diagnosis of Dupuytrens. I decided to write my blog this week to hopefully give some insight that may clear up some of these questions.

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March 30, 2017/ Hand Therapy Interesting / Michelle Choquette

Occupational Therapy’s Centennial Celebration

A few weeks ago the field of Occupational Therapy celebrated its 100th birthday! In order to honor my profession, I’d like to give a brief history of how OT first began, including how the name occupational therapy came to be.

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March 2, 2017/ Hand Therapy Hand/Wrist Interesting / Jodi Bergeron

Smartphones & Hand Therapy

.........Hand therapists can assist with appropriate biomechanics and provide guidelines for timeframes a patient should devote to device use. Smartphone applications can be used to improve specific motor skills as well as for logging activity and setting reminders to help achieve goals. Incorporating smartphone use in hand therapy may provide motivation and convenience resulting in better outcomes.

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February 16, 2017/ Hand Therapy Healthcare News Physical Therapy / Vicki Moitoso

The Functional Capacity Evaluation and Work Conditioning Programs at Ortho RI, Foundry Division

The Functional Capacity Evaluation and Work Conditioning Programs at Ortho RI are designed for patients with work related injuries. The overall goal of both programs is to assist physicians, by providing information to help determine when a patient is ready to return to work and incidentally, in many cases, give patients the confidence in their ability to return to work.

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September 22, 2016/ Hand Therapy Interesting / Jodi Bergeron

Adaptive Equipment: Worth Taking a Second Look

 Occupations include things people need to, want to and are expected to do.  So, next time you see someone performing a common task utilizing a unique technique or tool, ask them about it.  Chances are, they’ve had some therapy, worked really hard at mastering the task they’re performing  and would love to share the methods and tools of their independence with you! 

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December 17, 2015/ Hand Therapy Hand/Wrist / Michelle Choquette

Does having cold hands really mean you have a warm heart?

Raynaud’s phenomenon is a disorder of the small blood vessels in the extremities, mainly the fingers and toes that cause the blood vessels to narrow (vasospasm) and restrict blood flow when the body is exposed to cold temperatures.  The affected digits turn white as blood flow is cut-off, and the resulting lack of oxygen can cause the fingers to turn to a bluish color.

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