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Occupational Therapy for Hand Sprains & Strains

Your NYU Langone doctor may determine that occupational therapy, including exercises or the application of moist heat or ice to the affected area, may be beneficial after a hand sprain or strain. Our experts collaborate to determine the best therapies for you, so that you can perform everyday tasks and return to the activities you enjoy.

Occupational therapists teach you exercises designed to help decrease pain, improve mobility and range of motion, and restore function to your injured hand.

Therapists can also teach you how to perform daily activities and tasks to help prevent future sprains and strains. For example, an occupational therapist can teach you how to position your wrists while typing and how to modify your workspace to take stress off the injured hand.

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