As the temperatures drop, many people suffering from hand and wrist conditions such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome often find themselves dealing with more pain, and other symptoms such as tingling and swelling.
If cooler temps are aggravating your hand or wrist condition or injury, consider these tips:
- Stay warm. Keeping hands protected from cold temps is an easy way to fend off pain. And stick with mittens, rather than gloves, since they don’t separate the fingers.
- Keep the blood circulating with movement. Lightly squeezing a small rubber ball, performing therapist-approved hand exercises, and rubbing hands together can increase blood flow and decrease pain and other symptoms.
- Keep bones, muscles, and joints strong with anti-inflammatory food and plenty of calcium and vitamin D.
Sovereign Rehabilitation is also a proud provider of customized hand therapy programs, administered by our specialty-trained, licensed hand therapists. Our treatment programs — including hand strengthening, stretching, and range of motion exercises — uniquely cater to your condition and capabilities. Our highest priority is to give you top-quality care, and get you back to work and living as quickly and effectively as possible.
To learn more about hand therapy at Sovereign Rehabilitation, call our offices today!
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