How are the nerves affected in an elbow, wrist, or hand injury? Sensory nerves transmit signals from our arm to the brain, processing that information and triggering reactions in our body. Motor nerves transmit signals from the brain to the muscles for movement. This circuitry allows our body to send signals of vibration, touch, pain, … Read more
Finger Injuries: When in Doubt, See an Armworks Hand Therapist
Injuries to the hand, specifically the fingers, are quite common. Whether you are an athlete who “jams” your finger trying to catch a ball, a chef whose knife misses its target, or a machinist whose finger gets smashed during operations; we are all at risk of sprains, strains, lacerations, and/or fractures. Luckily, your Certified Hand … Read more
Why is a Custom Splint Needed After a Tendon Injury?
Armworks Hand Therapy provides many specialized treatments for the elbows, wrists, and hands, which sometimes includes custom splinting. One reason a custom splint may be necessary is after a tendon injury. Today we will discuss what a tendon is, how it may become damaged and why a custom splint is a crucial component of the … Read more
Why is a Custom Splint Needed After a Fracture Injury?
Why is a custom splint needed after a fracture injury? Armworks Hand Therapy specializes in the rehabilitation of the elbows, wrists, and hands. For several injuries, the treatment plan provided by Armworks includes custom splinting. Today we will attempt to answer all your fracture questions as we explore what a fracture is, common mechanisms of … Read more
Why is a custom splint needed after a repetitive hand injury?
A custom splint is often needed for repetitive hand injuries. Armworks Hand Therapy takes pride in providing treatments specifically for the elbows, wrists, and hands. This sometimes includes custom splinting. Learn more about repetitive hand injuries, what causes them, and why a custom splint may be necessary for optimal healing results. What are repetitive hand … Read more
How is Hand Therapy Different from Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapists and Certified Hand Therapists play a vital role in helping patients recover from accidents, injuries, and other health-related conditions. Both professional groups have extensive education and training in body mechanics and rehabilitation, giving patients the resources to manage a myriad of orthopedic injuries safely and effectively. Although there are many similarities, there are … Read more
Hand Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Wrist pain due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition that causes pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your hand. This occurs when the median nerve, which runs along the length of your arm, gets compressed in a passage at your wrist called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve is one … Read more
Work Conditioning at SportsCare and Armworks
What is work conditioning? Work conditioning is a work-related, intensive, goal-oriented treatment program. It is specifically designed to restore an individual’s systemic, neurological, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary functions through carefully selected exercises related to their specific job requirements. The purpose of our work conditioning program is to maximize a patient’s physical and functional abilities, allowing them … Read more
Kinesiology Tape: What is It & How Can It Help Arm Pain?
Kinesiology tape was designed to provide continued treatment between therapy visits. It is believed to relieve pain, support weak or injured tissues, inhibit overactive muscles, excite underactive muscles, help manage scars, and reduce swelling. Frequently asked questions: How does it help with arm pain? Tape can help relieve pressure on the muscle by decreasing … Read more
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (Part 2) – Splinting
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful tendonitis on the thumb side of your wrist. This inflammation causes the lining (sheath) around the tendon to thicken and become rough, making it difficult for the tendons to glide through the sheath as they move your thumb. Some of the associated symptoms may include: May have swelling near … Read more