Soft Tissue Massage For Hand Injury
Hand massages are popular among professional athletes, movie stars and every day people – and we know they’re a great activity for a girls’ outing. They can be relaxing, rejuvenating and refreshing. But a special kind of hand massage, called soft tissue massage, can also assist with healing and prevention of hand injuries.
Soft tissue hand massage involves direct pressure on the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia in the hand and wrist. By manipulating these in specific ways, specially-trained hand therapists can help a person prepare for a grueling event, like an important athletic event, or even a surgery such as carpal tunnel or joint replacement.
The certified hand therapists at our Macomb County hand therapy center have a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and can use soft tissue massage to decrease pain, increase circulation, reduce muscle spasms, improve muscle flexibility, and increase overall hand, wrist, arm and shoulder mobility.
Soft tissue hand therapy massage techniques include: “petrissage” (muscle kneading and manipulation); deep friction (to remedy scar tissue, reduce swelling and decrease muscle spasm); and trigger point release (to decrease muscle tension by stretching and elongating the muscle fascia).
Soft Tissue Hand Massage For Sports Injury
Soft tissue hand massage prior to engaging in athletics is useful in preventing sports injuries. When the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the hand are less tight, they are less likely to be injured during activity. In much the same way, soft tissue massage can also help following an athletic event or as an aid to healing after an injury. Especially for injuries to the wrist, hand or arm, this technique can be helpful.
Soft Tissue Massage Hand Therapy
In the case of a hand injury, soft tissue massage can help with relaxation, pain alleviation and a return to full mobility.
Swelling following an injury or surgery can sometimes cause discomfort, and soft tissue massage can help to increase the absorption of the excess fluids and reduce the swelling that is pressing on sensitive nerves and muscles. Following soft tissue hand massage, muscles, tendons and ligaments in the hand are less tight. When done prior to surgery, it can result in a less painful recovery.
And for those who have experienced burns, scars, old wounds, and even breaks and amputations, soft tissue massage by a trained and licensed hand therapist can bring relief from chronic pain and discomfort.
Soft Tissue Massage hand therapy can alleviate pain, stiffness, tingling or numbness in the hand, fingers, wrist or arm,caused by a wide variety of injuries, illnesses and chronic conditions.
Macomb County Soft Tissue Massage Hand Therapy
If you are suffering from an injury or pain in your fingers, wrist, elbow or arm, contact board certified Detroit area hand surgeon Doctor Rehman for a comprehensive evaluation and consultation. Your hands are vitally important to everything you do. Rapid detection, diagnosis, and treatment is the most effective way to ensure you heal completely, and do not suffer long term consequences.
Using state-of-the-art techniques, she will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of the discomfort, and will design an individualized program to alleviate pain, heal the affected area, and return you to full range of motion and strength. Her team of trained hand therapists will guide you to a successful recovery. Contact Dr. Rehman today!