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What are some physical therapy exercises I can do for my sprained hand?

What are some physical therapy exercises I can do for my sprained hand?

Gentle...: Once your symptoms start to improve, you should start trying to increase your motion, but gently. Increase the motion as tolerated. Once you have regained functional motion (able to do most activities) then start strengthening exercises to improve grasp and pinch. Wrist flexion extension exercises with light weight should be initiated last. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more


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Is it dangerous to run with a sprained hand?

Is it dangerous to run with a sprained hand?

It should be fine: Unless you are running on your hands running should have no effect. If it causes pain consider a lightweight brace. ...Read more

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For how long does it take a hand sprain to heel?

For how long does it take a hand sprain to heel?

May vary: Depends on the location and severity of injury. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do I treat my sprained hand/wrist? After 6 weeks it is still gets painful? See a hand specialist?

How do I treat my sprained hand/wrist? After 6 weeks it is still gets painful?  See a hand specialist?

Definitely: If you continue to have wrist pain 6 weeks after an injury, you might have a severe sprain (ruptured ligament), which might require treatment. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What is done for a sprained hand?

Must be patient: Sprains of the hand, especially sprains of the small joints of the fingers, are typically stiff and sore for a number of months-it sometimes takes a year or more for the soreness to go away, and sometimes the swelling can be permanent. It is a good idea to get a sprain evaluated early to make sure nothing else is going on and to completely understand the condition. ...Read more

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What's the best way to take care of a sprained hand?

What's the best way to take care of a sprained hand?

Sprained hand: Depends upon extent & location of the sprain, but typically initially with ice, rest, elevation, splint. ...Read more

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What should I do for a sprained or potentially sprained hand?

Variable: Make sure it is a sprain. Then do tendon gliding exercises, paraffin baths, swelling control and eventual strengthening. ...Read more