Christiana Care
Rehabilitation Services

Hand, Wrist and Elbow Therapy

When your hands, wrists or elbows hurt or feel numb, it’s debilitating. The simplest activities — signing your name or shaking hands — can be downright painful or even impossible. Our experienced physical and occupational therapists specialize in stretching and strengthening exercises as well as many innovative therapies:

  • Custom dynamic splint fabrication.
  • Fluidotherapy (dry heat therapy).
  • Kinesio Tex taping for nonrestrictive support and stability.
  • Iontophoresis (treatment sending weak electrical current to deliver anti-inflammatory medications directly into the skin).
  • Gentle massage to relieve swelling.
  • Neuromuscular electrical nerve stimulation.
  • Ultrasound to relax tissues, improve blood flow and break down scar tissue.

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, let our team customize a treatment plan to help relieve your pain once again allow you to greet friends with a firm handshake:

  • Brachial plexus and nerve injuries.
  • Burns, wound and scars.
  • Carpal instability.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  • Central nervous system impairment, including spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  • Complex trauma, fractures, amputations and surgical reattachments.
  • Tendon repair, graft or transfer.