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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Hand Therapy



“Working with a knowledgeable hand therapist can make the difference between success and failure in complex hand surgical cases. The therapist extends the continuum of our care, as well as functioning as coach and trainer for our patients.”

Marybeth Ezaki, MD, Past President, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

In Phoenix Rehab, our senior hand therapists are experienced licensed and dedicated therapists (physiotherapists and/or occupational therapists) who specialized ONLY in the rehabilitation, treatment and management of painful fingers, hands, wrists, forearm & elbow conditions, because of interest, passion and expertise.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), previously known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a pain condition that can be the result of an injury or may occur without an injury.

Typically, the pain associated with CRPS is generally in the area of an injury or can spread over the entire arm. People with CRPS can have an unusual response to something painful or a painful response to something that shouldn’t be painful such as

  • light touch
  • vibrations
  • cold
  • heat
  • etc

Stiffness, swelling and color changes in the hand can occur with CRPS

What are the symptoms of CRPS?

Pain is the main symptom of CRPS; however, a person may also have the following

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness in the joints of the hand or fingers
  • Sensation changes in the hand
  • Color changes in the fingers or hand
  • Temperature changes in the hand
  • Cold sensitivity
  • Abnormal hair growth in the hand or forearm
  • Abnormal sweating in the hand
  • Abnormal nail growth

What can a hand therapist do for me?

Our senior hand therapists will work with the doctor and other healthcare professionals to develop a plan of care with you.

We will show you on how to perform daily activities with less pain and teach you techniques to manage pain. We will also teach you exercises to reduce joint stiffness as well as provide techniques to reduce swelling.

We may suggest the use of an orthosis or edema glove to decrease the symptoms.

Early treatment is the key to regaining maximum functional use of your hand. Attending regular hand therapy sessions consistently and keeping up with your home exercise plan is important for optimal results.

Example of a compression glove with a supportive wrist and thumb orthosis



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Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.



HAND THERAPY &  SPLINTING

Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists (sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.

Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes



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Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions.

You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.



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DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY

Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to accelerate recovery and shorten downtime. It also prevents muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle performance.

Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.



ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).

See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.

At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.

Follow up sessions are inline to provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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book your physio appointment or enquire now

Enquire and email your preferred physiotherapy appointment slot to louise@phoenixrehabgroup.com or

WhatsApp / SMS your name, preferred date, time and enquiries to +6588001830

Clinic Locations: See how to get to us here