Answers to Common Hand and Wrist Questions

Premier Health providers answers frequently asked questions about common hand and wrist conditions.

What are common conditions that are treated with hand therapy?

Krista Storms, OT, talks about the conditions hand therapists treat. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What are common conditions that are treated with hand therapy?

Hand therapists will treat arthritis, fractures, we see a lot of wrist fractures in the winter time when people fall on the ice. We will treat injuries in the workplace where if someone has gotten their hand caught in a machine. We treat sports injuries, a patient is playing football, grabs somebody's jersey and it rips the tendon in their hand. There's just a multitude of things that we treat. We also treat overuse injuries, such as carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel.

   

Hand therapists treat a multitude of injuries. We treat arthritis and fractures. We see a lot of wrist fractures in the winter, when people fall on the ice. We treat workplace injuries, such as when a hand gets caught in a machine. We treat sports injuries, such as a torn hand tendon. We also treat overuse injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome.

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Source: Beth Berrettoni, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Matthew Cavo, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Krista Storms, OT, Premier Health

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