Starting Physical Therapy

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 12 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

I started physical therapy for my hand yesterday. I’ll be going twice a week for four weeks. I’m working with Jamie who is a wonderful physical therapist at Select Physical Therapy. She’s not entirely sure what the problem is, but she’s going to treat it as a radial nerve problem and that seems to be working. My hand felt better after Monday’s PT, so I look forward to tomorrow’s session. She also gave me a couple of exercises to complete at home, so I’m doing those as well.

Henry Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body:

Caption: Back of right upper extremity, showing surface markings for bones and nerves.

Caption: Front of right upper extremity, showing surface markings for bones, arteries, and nerves.


2 thoughts on “Starting Physical Therapy”

  1. Gripping exercises? Wrist flexion/extension stretches? 4-way theraband exercises??? Whatcha got? Whatever it is, do it religiously, or it won’t work! Hope it makes things better…

  2. @Amelie:

    I have two exercises I do. The first involves holding my left arm straight out in front of me and then bending my wrist/hand back under using my other hand. This is to stretch the tendons. In the second exercise, I put my left arm down by my side and rotate it back about 5 degrees. I then rotate by hand so that the palm faces up, sort of like I’m giving someone a high-five behind my back. I also drop my left should a bit when I do this, although I don’t entirely know why.

    In any event, it seems to be helping.

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