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A 52-year-old member asked:

what are some physical therapy exercises for a left thumb phalanx injury?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: Depends on the diagnosis, exam, x-rays and degree of injury. Perhaps none, immediately. Get evaluatied and work with your physician on the need and type of therapy and then with a good physical therapist.
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Range of motion: You should focus on regaining your range of motion - flexing/extending the thumb, grip exercises, pinching exercises, pick up object exercises. http://www.livestrong.com/article/514065-thumb-rehab-exercises/.

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