Hand, Wrist and Elbow Treatments
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:
Ejercicios para las manos y las muñecas:
Care of casts and splints Cuidado de yesos y férula
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