TOP 3 reasons why you d o not NEED a nerve conduction test.

Posted by & filed under Hand/Wrist.

TOP 3 reasons why you don’t NEED a nerve conduction test for Carpal Tunnel. Since I’ve been helping people with carpal tunnel syndrome….(which is a long time)…I’ve always heard “I am going to wait until I get my nerve conduction study so it can tell me what’s wrong or whether I need surgery or not”… Read more »

How To Avoid Carpal Tunnel Surgery.

Posted by & filed under Hand/Wrist.

Did you know that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is THE most common nerve problem of the arm? Did you know that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is MOST commonly treated by hand surgeons? But why not by Hand Therapy Specialist?   Well…let me tell you a story of one of our client, Mary.  This is just one example… Read more »

How occupational therapy can help after a wrist fracture.

Posted by & filed under Hand/Wrist.

certified hand therapy for distal radius fracture

How occupational therapy can help after a wrist fracture. As an occupational therapist with a hand therapy clinic in Miami, wrist fractures are a common diagnosis that I treat.  Anything that is near the wrist, people call a wrist injury.  But you actually have 8 small wrist bones and then 2 longer forearm bones called… Read more »

Swelling in hand injuries

Posted by & filed under Hand/Wrist.

[prisna-google-website-translator] “My hands and fingers are so swollen, how do I get the swelling down?”  This is one of the most common question that I get asked from people that have swelling after hand/wrist injuries or surgeries. First, let’s talk about what is swelling in hand?  Swelling is the inflammatory process after an injury or surgery…. Read more »

Diabetes Awareness Month

Posted by & filed under Focus On Health.

[prisna-google-website-translator] Every November, Diabetes Awareness Month is observed to bring greater awareness and education about the disease and its’ effect on millions of people young and old.  This year the theme is “Everyone has a role, what is yours?”  As an occupational therapist and hand therapist, I have a role in educating my patients on… Read more »

Hand injury after an attack.

Posted by & filed under Hand/Wrist.

[prisna-google-website-translator] I am fortunate to get so many great, interesting cases cross my path over the years.  Since I am blogging now, I want to share one of my most recent case of a hand injury after an attack. Recently, a young man called to schedule his appointment for hand therapy after hand surgery.  Matt’s… Read more »

Ergonomics and prevention

Posted by & filed under Elbow, Focus On Health, Hand/Wrist, Massages, Shoulder/Neck.

bad posture

[prisna-google-website-translator] October is ergonomics month! What is ergonomics you ask? It is the study of people and work to put it simply – with the goal of creating and ensuring a safe environment and reducing injuries. There is so much information about this topic because we all work for the most part in some way… Read more »

Let’s talk about broken bones in children …

Posted by & filed under Focus On Health, Hand/Wrist, Shoulder/Neck.

[prisna-google-website-translator] Let’s talk about broken bones in children. Let’s face it, we know kids are rambunctious, full of energy, and something is bound to happen at some point with all that running and jumping around.   In my whole life…knock on wood…I have never broken any bones.  I have kids and ….knock on wood…they have not… Read more »

Let’s talk mallet finger

Posted by & filed under Hand/Wrist.

mallet finger

[prisna-google-website-translator] Let’s talk Mallet finger… Sometimes the smallest injury that looks so simple, is the most frustrating.  Like why is it even a problem?? A mallet finger is an injury that occurs to the tip of the finger or thumb where it can no longer straighten by itself.  It usually happens when you jam it… Read more »

Positive thinking in Hand Therapy

Posted by & filed under Focus On Health, Hand/Wrist.

positive

[prisna-google-website-translator] You just hurt yourself.   It could have been due to an accident or something that you started to notice pain over time.   Maybe you need surgery.  Maybe not.   Medicine is not always black and white, and neither is hand therapy.  Yes, there are protocols and general time lines for when most… Read more »