If you have found out that you have to undergo any type of surgery, the first thing that may come to mind is the dreaded recovery period. And as much as we would like to take the recovery portion away from our patients, we know that the healing time is crucial for your surgical success— especially when it comes to recovering from hand surgery. And even though we will send you home with detailed recovery instructions, we have created a list of a few basic ways you can speed up your recovery.
Limit Stress On Your Hands
One of the hardest parts of hand surgery recovery is avoiding placing any stress on them. However, it’s also one of the most important things you can do. Depending on the exact type of hand surgery Dr. George Philip Smith performs will dictate just how much stress you can place on your hand. For instance, if he performs Carpal Tunnel Surgery, you can still type in most instances, but other surgeries will require almost complete rest.
Go to Physical Therapy
If your hand surgery recovery requires physical therapy, don’t be a stranger and make it one of your top priorities. The more you go to physical therapy and practice your hand stretches and exercises at home, the better results you will get from your surgery and the faster you should heal.
Resting can be a hard thing for many people to do— especially if you live a pretty busy life. However, resting after your hand surgery— especially for the first few days— will really help your hand heal faster and will help take any stress off of the rest of your body.
These are just a few basic ways that you can help to speed up your hand surgery recovery. Are you ready to learn more about what steps you can take to have a speedy recovery? Schedule a consultation with Dr. George Philip Smith at our Perth Amboy office today and call us at (718) 608-1111.