You shouldn’t lift more than 10-20 pounds for two weeks.

Your hand needs to stay dry for about two to three days. It will be wrapped in gauze until your follow-up visit. While bathing, you can keep your hand dry by putting a plastic bag over it and securing it with tape or a rubber band.

You should try to avoid tightly gripping and pushing off with the heel of your hand. If you have pain with a particular motion, please don’t do it right away. You will be able to do more gradually.