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Hand Therapy Blog - Upper Extremity Conditions
There are many easy and inexpensive ways to protect your hands. Here are a few tips to keep your hands healthy:
GIVE YOUR HANDS A BREAK
I If you have pain during an activity, stop the activity. Pain is one of the best ways your body has of letting you know that you are causing tissue damage. So listen to and respect your pain.
DON’T USE YOUR HAND AS A TOOL!
USE ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT TO DECREASE STRESS ON YOUR JOINTS:
Use devices to hold objects so that you don’t have to, i.e. a vice, a cutting board with picks to hold food, etc.
If you have already tried these techniques but you are still experiencing symptoms, it might be time to consider other treatment options such as hand therapy. Certified Hand Therapists are either occupational or physical therapists with specialized training in the treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions.