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Safety Is Our Priority – Learn more

At ChristianaCare, everything we do is For the Love of Health™, and that focus has guided our response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We have redesigned how we deliver care to keep our patients and caregivers safe, while providing the high-quality care that our community needs and deserves. This includes greatly expanded options for virtual care and telehealth visits, as well as guidelines that support social distancing, wearing masks, a clean environment and limited numbers of patients and visitors to ensure safety. Learn More

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.