Hands and Feet

Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation

Nima Patel, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist located in Old Bridge Township, NJ

Hand and foot injuries are on the rise in America and have increased in some areas nearly 50% due to computer work and sedentary lifestyles. If you experience hand or foot issues, see Nima Patel, PT, DPT, and her team at Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation. Located in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, the team offers personalized solutions to get you out of pain and back to your normal activities. Schedule an appointment online or call the office today.

Hands and Feet Q & A

Why should I see a hand or foot therapist?

If you experience mild to severe, acute or chronic hand or foot pain, visit the hand and foot specialists at Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation for a wide array of treatment options. Dr. Patel and her team have advanced training in the care and management of hand and foot injuries and offer comprehensive care to address all aspects of pain and disability.

The physical therapists at Apex have extensive training in the anatomy and kinesiology of the hands and feet, so they understand how pain and injuries occur and what to do to fix them. Hand and foot therapy involves a range of therapeutic options, including:

  • Heat and ice
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Paraffin treatments
  • Specialized stretches
  • Movements to improve grip and balance

Seeing a physical therapist after a hand or foot injury can prevent your injury from becoming a chronic issue.

What types of hand and foot conditions can benefit from physical therapy?

Since the hands and feet are primarily made up of small joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, Dr. Patel and her team provide detailed care for these delicate areas and are experts in a variety of conditions, including:

  • Soft tissue sprains and strains
  • Recovery after fractures in the hands, wrists, elbows, feet, and ankles
  • Rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder problems
  • Compression-based injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve entrapment
  • Scar management
  • Tendinopathies, including tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Hammertoes

The Apex team pays specific attention to all of the anatomical structures surrounding your injury to address any areas of muscle tension or weakness that may be contributing to or aggravating it. This global approach allows for better outcomes and reduces your likelihood of re-injury.

What should I expect during hand or foot rehab?

During your therapy visit, Dr. Patel begins with an assessment of your range of motion, muscle strength, flexibility, and coordination between your fingers or toes. Based on your assessment and diagnosis, the team takes you through a series of therapeutic activities to reduce any pain, inflammation, or swelling.

After completing a series of stretches and exercises to improve the flexibility and strength in the surrounding muscles your therapist may also help with gripping or balancing exercises. Afterward, you can practice these exercises at home as needed.

Schedule a visit for hand or foot therapy at Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation online or by phone now.

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