Hand Pain


The hand is beautifully intricate in its function. Multiple tendons pass into the hand with great dexterity, control and sensitivity possible and at other times great force. Because of this intricate interplay specific assessment and treatment is required when problems occur.


Injuries can include

  • Arthritis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Nerve damage
  • Fractures


Osteoarthritis is common in the base of the thumb and specialized exercises and support may be required. If the hand is swollen as a result of injury, limited movement results so this problem is best looked at straight away. Swelling is reduced by exercise, compression with specialized bandages or gloves, or massage. Tendon rupture requires surgical repair and following this your physiotherapist can assist with returning you back to normal activities and sport. Nerve damage may cause loss of sensation or loss of strength and specific management is required to prevent further damage and to assist return of function. Fractures usually require splintage or surgery and physiotherapy is helpful to regain mobility and strength.


If in doubt about the need for physiotherapy for  your hand condition or wanting to book a time

Call us on 4632 6233



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