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Radial Nerve Palsy 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.

Course of the radial nerve in the arm

The radial nerve is one of the major nerves of the arm.

The radial nerve begins (originates) at the neck and travels through the entire length of the arm. It controls the muscles that help straighten the

  • elbow
  • wrist and
  • finger.

It also provides sensation to the back of the hand.

When there is compression or injury to the radial nerve, the muscles supplied by this nerve may appear weakened and sensation may be affected

What are the symptoms of radial nerve palsy?

Weakness or inability to straighten the wrist and/or fingers are the primary symptoms of radial nerve palsy. Numbness or tingling along the back of the hand might also occur.

It can be difficult to release or let go of objects grasped by the affected hand.

What causes radial nerve palsy?

Radial nerve palsy may occur as a result of upper arm fractures or direct pressure on the arm over a sustained period of time.

Direct pressure on the arm over a long period of time, such as falling asleep in a chair (especially with exhausted parents or workers), can cause radial nerve palsy

What is the treatment for radial nerve palsy?

A health care practitioner may order a diagnostic test to determine the extent of nerve involvement.

Depending on the severity and the cause, either surgical or non-surgical treatment may be recommended.

What can a hand therapist do for me?

Our senior hand therapists will custom fit or fabricate a splint to straighten the fingers and support the wrist. The orthosis can help with grasp and release during day-to-day activities while awaiting nerve recovery.

If surgery is required, hand therapy will be referred to focus primarily on restoring and rehabilitating full motion and use of the hand.

Custom orthosis used to straighten the fingers and support the wrist

Patients may also receive the following hand therapy treatment modalities:



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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 nigel@phoenixrehabgroup.com or

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

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