Conservative Treatments, Exercises & Rehab


Hand, Wrist and Elbow Treatments

Elbow therapy for elbow pain

 

Your orthopedic surgeon may decide to treat your hand, wrist or elbow discomfort non-operatively. There are many options including medications, such as anti-inflammatory medications like Aleve (Naproxen Sodium) or Advil (Ibuprofen)

 

For a PDF handout of recommended exercises:

Wrist range of motion exercises

Finger and thumb Exercises

tennis elbow exercises

 

 

 Ejercicios para las manos y las muñecas:

Flexión de muñeca

Rotación del antebrazo

 

 

Care of casts and splints   Cuidado de yesos y férula

In English from AAOS       En Español AAOS

 

 

You may also utilize icing techniques and exercises. There is the option of trying the exercises on your own.  Please speak with your provider prior to beginning any of these exercises. Note: These exercises are not designed to substitute for a post operative therapy protocol. If you are having surgery, make sure you clarify your surgery protocol with your surgeon.

 

There is also an option of formal therapy with a physical or occupational therapist. Your provider will be able to order this therapy for you and our office will help you find a convenient location.

 

If pain persists, another option may be a cortisone injection