Find therapy for work-related hand injuries in Creve Coeur, MO

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Find therapy for work-related hand injuries in Creve Coeur, MO

Typing. Operating heavy machinery. Lifting and moving heavy objects. There are many work-related tasks that can damage your hands. 

Unfortunately, work-related hand trauma is far too common in the U.S.; it’s reported that more than 1 million workers seek emergency assistance for such injuries annually. A physical therapist can help you treat work-related hand injuries effectively. In fact, using work injury therapy can have multiple benefits for many workers. 

Why your hands are likely to need work injury therapy

Work injury therapy can be helpful when you’re recovering from a workplace injury, especially a major or minor injury to your hands.

The hands are one of the most commonly damaged parts of the body. This trend continues into the workplace. This is because people use their hands to perform so many different tasks that could lead to trauma. Even office work tasks such as typing may lead to minor injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. At other more dangerous jobs, such as for forklift operators or supply chain workers, work can lead to hands being cut, crushed, strained, sprained, broken and more.

What benefits can work injury therapy offer?

Physical therapists have a wealth of experience that can help you overcome hand injuries developed at work. They can evaluate your damaged hand to determine what type of trauma you’re dealing with. These specialists can even help you identify underlying problems that led to your injury. 

Your physical  therapist can help you get many benefits from your therapy because they will personalize it to your needs. Some of the benefits your physical therapy plan is intended to offer are: 

  1. Reducing symptoms like pain and stiffness
  2. Improving your understanding of your injury
  3. Increasing hand and wrist strength and mobility
  4. Getting you back to work faster
  5. Decreasing the risk of future hand problems 

Turn to Excel Sports & Physical Therapy in Creve Coeur for hand injury treatment

Is a hand injury keeping you out of work in Creve Coeur? Our Excel Sports & Physical Therapy team is ready to help you find effective treatment for your injury. Our physical therapists offer free screenings designed to reveal what injury you have and its underlying causes. In addition, we can create a personalized therapy plan for you that’s intended to provide all the benefits in the list above. 

Is your hand injury keeping you stuck at home? That’s OK! Our team offers services like at-home care and virtual therapy sessions that you can use right from your home. 

Contact our team today for more information about how we can treat your work injuries or to schedule your free screening.