Rehabilitation Center has two occupational therapists that are certified hand
therapists and work closely with hand and orthopedic specialists to treat
variety of conditions and diagnoses. Common conditions treated include:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
is classified as a repetitive stress disorder, often resulting in pain,
numbness and/or weakness of the hand. These symptoms are a result of pressure
on the Median nerve in the wrist and can often be treated effectively with
early diagnosis and treatment to reduce the pressure on the nerve.
Basal Joint Arthritis:
The joint at the base of the thumb is unique in that it is both very stable,
but at the same time offers the significant movement of opposition which allows
for greater functional use of our hands. Over time, the basal joint can wear
down from overuse, leading to inflammation and pain which can affect how you
use your thumb. Although osteoarthritis cannot be cured, proper diagnosis and
treatment can reduce the risk of it worsening and may also lessen pain and
inflammation allowing for greater functional use of the hand.
Often referred to as “tennis elbow,”Lateral Epicondylitis is a common
injury resulting from repetitive stress on the tendons of the outer elbow.
Common risk factors include repetitive use of the hands for typing, use of
power tools, repetitive grasping or pinching or impact to the outside of the elbow.
Early diagnosis and therapy are often a successful treatment for lateral
often referred to as “golfer’s elbow,” Medial Epicondylitis is a common injury
resulting from repetitive stress on the tendons of the inner elbow. Common risk
factors include repetitive use of the hands for grasping or pinching, heavy
lifting, prolonged resting of the elbow on hard surfaces or impact to the
inside of the elbow. Early diagnosis and therapy are often a successful
treatment for medial epicondylitis.