Hand Management Center at Arnot Health
The Arnot Health Hand Management Center is a regionally unique full service practice in the Twin Tiers of southern New York and northern Pennsylvania. Our surgeons specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the upper extremities. Referring physicians work in tandem with the Hand Management Center's Board Certified Occupational and Physical Therapists to provide comprehensive rehabilitation.
About the Hand Management Center in Elmira, NY
If you have suffered loss of function to the upper extremity, we design a program to help restore mobility, confidence and independence, working with all patients from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Team of Experts
Our board certified physical and occupational therapists work in tandem with your physician to diagnose and treat your particular problem fingers, hands, We understand the emotional and physical challenge of restoring a hand.
Located in the Southern Tier of New York State
Our Hand Management Center in Elmira at St. Joseph's Hospital is a short car trip for patients from Elmira, Horseheads, and Corning NY as well as Sayre, PA. We also see patients in Bath at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, convenient for patients in Hornell and Avoca.
Dedicated Therapeutic Equipment
The Hand Management Center features the latest hand rehabilitation equipment. Heat treatments, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, biofeedback , and other modalities offer relief of pain and help to improve disfunction. The computerized work simulator offers conditioning and strengthening exercise customized to the exact needs of the patient.
Our therapists design and build custom orthotics to hold your hand in an optimal position for rest and healing. Since we create orthotics and splints on site, patients leave their appointments with the equipment they need.
Symptoms of Hand Orthopedic Issues
- Sudden sharp (acute) pain in the fingers, wrist, forearm or shoulder
- Continuing (chronic) pain or stiffness anywhere from the fingertip to the shoulder
- Loss of hand function -- unable to pick up objects or dropping objects
- Weakness in the hand or arm
- Numbness and/or tingling in the fingertips or hand
Make an appointment with Arnot Health Orthopedics or your primary care provider to discuss the possible source of pain and develop a treatment regime.
Frequently Seen Diagnoses
Often therapy is prescribed post-surgery for protection of repaired structures, facilitating scar remodeling, and maximizing strength, mobility and function.
Conservated care is provided for many conditions including, but not exclusive, to the following:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Osteoarthritis at the base of the thumb (CMC Arthritis)
- Trigger Finger
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) or Golf Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
- Fractures or broken bones of the wrist, hand, forearm or elbow
- Overuse Syndrome
Before discussing surgery, we try more conservative treatments. These may include:
- Modifying an activity or using adaptive devices
- Hand physical therapy
- Immobilization and splinting
Physician referral is required for an appointment. If you have questions, please contact us at 607-737-7818.