This information sheet has been written for people whose hands are affected by arthritis. It provides general information about how to look after your hands and manage the pain.
Our resources provide information to assist in the care of some of the most common conditions we treat.
Carpal tunnel release surgery (Post-operative care)
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the compression of the median nerve in your hand. This information sheet includes post-operative advice on controlling swelling, wound care and range of movement exercises.
Carpal tunnel release surgery (Post-operative visit)
After you have carpal tunnel surgery, hand therapy is necessary to ensure your fingers and wrist regain their normal range of movement and strength. It can also prevent unwanted side effects resulting from the formation of scar tissue in the wrist.
Following surgery, hand therapy is essential in assisting wound healing, minimising the effects of scar tissue, restoring normal movement and regaining hand strength.
Mallet finger is an injury to the extensor tendon situated over the top of the joint at the end of the finger. A damaged tendon will typically take 12 weeks to return to its normal strength. During this time, you should only perform the exercises or activities your hand therapist has advised.