Going To See A Hand Therapist...yipee!
Posted 12 November 2006 - 02:56 PM
I only get to spend 45mins with my PH each week, and we never get time to work on my hands once we have adressed all my other aches and pains (and I am primarily going to see her for my scoliosis and osteoarthritis in my spine).
So I am very happy that I was able to get an appointment with the hand clinic next week and get some therapy and advice on how to handle my carpal tunnel as the problems have just excellerated in the last couple of weeks.
Anyway, I was just so happy I had to post, it really lifted my mood!
Hugs to all,
Posted 12 November 2006 - 04:49 PM
Congratulations! That is exciting news. I hope you get tremendous benefit from both the PT and hand therapists. Please share with us the things that work for you.
Looking forward to hearing how it goes.
Posted 13 November 2006 - 04:00 AM
Posted 13 November 2006 - 07:07 AM
I started going to a hand pt about 4 weeks ago, and it definitely has helped me. I don't have carpal tunnel but I have bone resorption, so all my fingers have gotten short along with all of my tendons and tight skin. My pt, who specializes in hands, was pretty impressed with the progress we've made in such a short time. But I have to be very vigilant about my stretches at home! Good Luck to you! I'm very happy for you! Positive thoughts!
Warm and Happy, Happy xo Vee
Warm and Happy to you! Vee
Posted 13 November 2006 - 07:13 AM
That's great news! Please let us know how it goes. I hope you have great success.
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 06:00 AM
Anyways, I'm glad you're going, I hope it makes a difference, both imporvement & pushing things back!!!
Posted 16 November 2006 - 06:42 PM
Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:42 PM
Its so nice to hear that so many of you have had good results from hand therapy.
Mary in Philly ~ I too love painting and crafts, and have just started painting again, althought it is taking me longer these days, but its something I will just struggle through as I would be devestated if I couldn't.
luvbnmom3 ~ I am not sure if PT is the same as OT, I am guessing that OT is Occupational therapy, and I assume that it runs along the same lines as physio or physical therapy, probably to get the same end result.
Today my fingers are really really puffy and smooth, but not painful at all. Is the puffyness from the carpal tunnel, or can scleroderma make them puff up every now and then?
Posted 17 November 2006 - 03:34 AM
Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:40 PM
I am really looking forward to starting hand therapy, I start on Thursday next week.
Yes, I definately am in the midst of all this hand stuff and always wake up in the night with numb hands that feel as big as an elephant!
I am very lucky that here in New Zealand I am able to have hand therapy through the public health system as I certainly wouldn't be able to afford it myself, so I feel blessed that I have the opportunity to do it.
Posted 18 November 2006 - 02:40 AM