Known as a specialized treatment, hand therapy is used to treat wrist and hand injuries. A physical or occupational therapist can perform hand therapy treatment for patients who are suffering from injured nerves, scars, fractures, wounds and even amputations of arms or hands. By treating dysfunctional conditions of the hands and wrists, the therapists help patients to return to productive lifestyle. Apart from extreme conditions, patients suffering from chronic problems such as tennis elbow syndrome, arthritis or neurological conditions are also benefitted from hand physiotherapy. Hand therapy includes a number of exercises which can help to increase mobility and strength of the patients, in some cases, activities with special tools are suggested so that patients can continue with everyday activities without anyone's help. Hand rehabilitation can take time, and the number of sessions needed by the patients depends largely on the diagnosis, the medical history of the patient and the severity of the conditions. Some patients are evaluated every month, in order to monitor the progress of the treatment. Although the primary objective of hand therapy protocols is to provide pain relief to the patients, in some conditions, the hand therapy techniques can prove to be quite painful. Getting back to knee motion after knee replacement or shoulder movement after a shoulder surgery can be quite tedious. However, it is the responsibility of the therapists to use different techniques, so that the patients are maximally benefitted.