Burn injuries tend to damage both your skin and the underlying tissues. There are a lot of things that may cause a burn to the hand, for example, wet or dry heat, chemicals or lasers and radiation, among others. Such injuries may lead to hand deformity and disability. In this case, proper treatment is crucial to improving your healing and restoring healthy function of your hands.
What Are the Various Types of Burn to the Hand Wounds?
Burns are usually grouped into three categories -first, second and third-degree burns. The first-degree burns destroy the top part of your skin, called the epidermis. The second-degree burnt wounds are classified deep and superficial injuries;
- Superficial wounds – They extend across the epidermal part into the lower layer commonly known as the dermis!
- Deep second-degree burnt wounds – they go deeper into the skin further damaging the dermis.
When it comes to the third-degree wounds, these are the most severe injuries as they completely damage the dermis. They are even called full-thickness wounds as they destroy all skin layers.
What Types of Treatment Can You Get For Free?
If you’ve ever burnt your hand in one way or another, you don’t have to struggle with your pain. Interestingly, you could be eligible for free medical services like using a splint to position your hand for better recovery correctly. So, if you’re a UK citizen, you can easily claim such medical help in improving their healing process. So, if you don’t know whether you qualify for these services, just reach out to us, and we’ll gladly tell you all that you should know!
How Should You Position Your Burnt Hand?
When you burn your hand either at work or doing house chores like cooking, the hand tries to get itself in the most comfortable position. Usually, the wrist bends downwards as the thumb tucks just next to your hand. The huge knuckles located at the bottom part of your fingers are bent backward while the middle joints forward to give the fingers a claw-like look.
Unfortunately, if you keep the hand in such a posture, the joints start getting tight as the scar tissue begins to form. If left untreated, it may lead to permanent hand deformity or limited use of the affected arm.
However, by positioning your hand gently, you help it to heal with hardly any deformity. Here, you can use custom splints made from a thermoplastic substance of low temperature. It bends the wrist backward at about 30 degrees with the huge knuckles of the hand bend 70 degrees forward. Furthermore, it keeps the fingers straight with the thumb positioned at the side just away from the affected hand.
Which Free Private Medical Services Are You Eligible For?
You may be wondering if you can get some free treatment services when your hand gets burned. Well, the truth is millions of people living in the United Kingdom are benefiting from such medical help. Our health experts even deliver such services at no cost depending on your specific location. Our treatments will reduce that painful burning feel and get you back to stellar health within a short time!
The Rehabilitation Process!
The rehabilitation process is a crucial part of controlling burnt injuries to your hand. Physical and occupational therapists prescribe several exercises to boost mobility and minimise stiffness around the joint as the burnt part heals. After closing the wound, scar management measures like massage help in flattening the scar and reduce scar sensitivity.
How to Proceed With a Quick and Secure Healing Process
For ‘small’ burns to the hand, you’ll only need 4 to 6 weeks of proper healing. We’ll even provide you with a fantastic rehabilitation process to get you to full health within a short time. For severe injuries, you’ll need close to 12 months of full recovery. Fortunately, you may qualify for some free physiotherapy treatments to give you a better chance of healing. Simply give us a call, and we’ll get you the medical help that you need.
Contact Us to Know If you’re Eligible for Our Free Private Burn Treatment Services
A majority of people in England, Scotland and Wales are continually enjoying medical services when they accidentally burn their hands. So, if you wish to know whether you can get our private physiotherapy medical help services, give Medical Experts a call on 020 3870 4868. We respond to all enquiries, so you’ll get the information that and be on your way to full recovery!