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Carpal Tunnel

Hand and Upper Extremity Services
In the Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital Hand Clinic, the goal is to help patients return to work, leisure, sports and home activities at their highest functional level. The experienced, certified hand therapists specialize in the treatment of injuries, diseases and surgical follow-up to hands, arms and the upper body including:

  • Amputations
  • Arthritis (inflammation, joint replacements)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Congenital problems
  • Crush injuries
  • Cumulative trauma
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Nerve injuries
  • Pain
  • Paralysis
  • Post mastectomy care
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendon injuries
  • Wounds and burns

Following an evaluation, individualized treatment may include:

  • Adaptive techniques
  • Control of stiffness and swelling
  • Customized splinting
  • Education
  • Functional activities
  • Graded exercise
  • Home instructional programs
  • Improving motion
  • Pain management
  • Sensory retraining
  • Task analysis
  • Work simplification
  • Work simulation
  • Wound and scar management

Goals are developed in collaboration with the patient, physician and therapist. The hospital offers the latest treatment techniques and equipment including fluidotherapy, paraffin, computerized work simulator and exercise and activity equipment.

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