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“Florida teen has 3 fingers amputated after firework explodes in his hand” By January 18, 2023

This article, posted in the New York Post today, reminded me of a seasonal diagnosis that our hand therapists in Sacramento  treat.  We help at least 2 individuals with traumatic hand injuries from fireworks. These injuries often result in finger amputations. Same-day emergency surgery is necessary, followed by finger replantation. Our therapists then provide daily wound care and dressing changes.

But it’s not just about the wound care, our therapists specialize in post-surgery finger replantation rehabilitation. They provide advanced wound care, create custom splints to protect surgically repairs,  splints to stretch skin and prevent contractures  and help patients regain full function of their hands through manual therapy, specialized motor control and dexterity exercises.

Don’t let an injury hold you back. And don’t feel embarrassed – you will not be our first client.  Our hand therapists are here to help you on your road to recovery. Don’t hesitate, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Magdalena Panscik, OTR/L,CHT

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NY Post Article – teen loses fingers in fireworks accident.

Doctors ended up having to amputate much of the teen's thumb, his index and middle fingers.

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“Say Goodbye to Painful and Stiff Fingers: How a Hand Therapist Can Help with Trigger Finger”

Are you tired of dealing with the constant discomfort and limited movement of one or many trigger finger(s)?   If so, a hand therapist  at Global Reach OT & PT can help.

Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a condition that causes pain, swelling, and inflammation in the fingers or thumb. It can lead to symptoms such as sticking down in a bent position when you hold onto something for a long time,  popping when you straighten it manually and clicking when trying to move the affected finger through it’s full range. Difficulty gripping and weakness can also occur, making everyday tasks difficult to perform for example holding on to tools or a hairbrush while styling your hair.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek help from a hand therapist near you.  They will  create a personalized treatment plan that include techniques such as stretching, manual therapy to reduce swelling, facilitate tendons moving through their normal range to allow functional grasping  of small to large items.  Gradual strengthening will be added when the movement mechanics have improved. There is a fine balance between resting, splinting, exercising and stretching.

Don’t let a debilitating trigger finger keep you from living your life to the fullest. Say goodbye to aching, restricted, tight, and stiff  fingers.                                  Text or call Global Reach OT & PT at (916) 620-8050 to schedule an appointment with a hand therapist today.

Together, you can work towards a pain-free and comfortable life.


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