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Doctor insights on: Exercises For A Hyperextended Finger

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Why should I exercise my finger after an injury?

Why should I exercise my finger after an injury?

Prevent restriction: Exercising the finger after an injury (specifically range of motion exercises) helps to prevent joint restriction (i.e. "frozen joint"). ...Read more

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My fingers swell at night and I find it difficult to move them. They improve when I wake up and exercise them but some of my rings no longer fit.

My fingers swell at night and I find it difficult to move them. They improve when I wake up and exercise them but some of my rings no longer fit.

Splinting: More than likely your swelling is due to your wrist flexing during the night. I would suggest a simple velcro splint that can be bought at any pharmacy. Wear it at night. It should relieve your swelling.
Also will help if you have any symptoms of carpal tunnel as well. ...Read more

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What daily exercises do you suggest for trigger finger?

What daily exercises do you suggest for trigger finger?

Yes and No: Surgery is the truly option with the best success rate. Steroid injections help but are temporary, weaken the joint and tissue and bone, and become less effective over time. Discuss the best options, even occupational hand therapy, with your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What exercises do I do after a tendon repair in finger?

What exercises do I do after a tendon repair in finger?

Motion: This question should be answered by your surgeon or therapist. They will want you moving the finger, but not necessarily with the muscles of your forearm. They may have you use your other hand, or have you extending your finger but not flexing it. Your surgeon is the best person to tell you what to do. ...Read more

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What are some exercises that'll relieve my finger stiffness?

What are some exercises that'll relieve my finger stiffness?

Passive stretch: Finger stiffness is generally associated with increased fluid of the joints or tendons. By stretching the fingers slightly beyond their normal range of motion the tendons get stretched and the ligaments of the joints give a little. This produces relief. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises can I do to make the numb and tingly feeling go away for my fingers?

What kind of exercises can I do to make the numb and tingly feeling go away for my fingers?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What are physical therapy exercises for a finger?

What are physical therapy exercises for a finger?

Different ones: There are different exercises depending on what finger and what joint was involved. Using a tennis ball to squeeze is a good basic exercise. ...Read more

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My fingers swell when I exercise, even when I take a long walk on warm days. What might be causing this?

My fingers swell when I exercise, even when I take a long walk on warm days. What might be causing this?

Puffy Palms: Exercising and warm days have one thing in common which can cause this. Both increase your body temperature. The way your body then regulates its temperature to keep you "even" is to dilate blood vessels and perspire. This may explain why your hands swell. Gravity also contributes to this, pulling fluid down into the hands and feet on warm days and explains why veins also "bulge" on warm days. ...Read more

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Are there any finger exercises or something that will help reduce the pain and hopefully help my joints?

Are there any finger exercises or something that will help reduce the pain and hopefully help my joints?

Yes: You don't say what is causing your hand pain. However many types of hand problems can be helped by seeing a certified hand therapist. They are specially trained therapists who can instruct you in strengthenig exercises as well as helping you modify daily activities to minimize stress on your hands. ...Read more

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Wat type of exercises can I do to get my fingers from bent to straight after surgery until therpy starts?

Wat type of exercises can I do to get my fingers from bent to straight after surgery until therpy starts?

Ask your surgeon: Your surgeon would be the best person to ask, it depends on the exact surgery and what the surgeon wants you to do to get the best result. ...Read more

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Are there ANY finger-lengthening exercises? I am an adult with <3" long fingers who is trying hard to learn guitar and piano.

Are there ANY finger-lengthening exercises? I am an adult with <3" long fingers who is trying hard to learn guitar and piano.

Finger lengthening: Is not possible but you may be able to learn exercises to loosen the muscles in your hands which will be helpful. Children w/very small hands play well and so can you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I dislocated my finger a few days back, and had it popped back in. Are there any exercises I should do to avoid loss of motion in the finger?

I dislocated my finger a few days back, and had it popped back in. Are there any exercises I should do to avoid loss of motion in the finger?

Finger Dislocation: John, you ought to get an X-ray just to make sure you didn't break a small piece of bone off which will make the healing longer and potentially decrease your range of motion. You also need it examined to asses the ligaments which often can be torn in this type of injury which also can affect your motion. At that point you are ready to discuss exercises. ...Read more

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What are good physical therapy exercises for fingers?

What are good physical therapy exercises for fingers?

Stress ball: Squeeze a stress ball or tennis ball for 5 minutes per day. Opening and closing your hands and fingers widely will help to stretch. There's also a grip strengthening device you can buy at most sporting goods stores. ...Read more

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How do exercise my fingers after brain avm?

How do exercise my fingers after brain avm?

Depends: What are your clinical symptoms? Weakness? Would see a physical therapist for specific therapy although hand stretching and squeezing exercises might help. ...Read more

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Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Yes: There are finger exercises that a hand therapist can teach you to strengthen your fingers, but you should be evaluated by a hand surgeon to make sue there are no correctable injuries. ...Read more

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Everytime I exercise, I notice that afterwards I feel the need to scratch my legs and my fingers tend to swell up as well. Inflamm. Response?

Everytime I exercise, I notice that afterwards I feel the need to scratch my legs and my fingers tend to swell up as well. Inflamm. Response?

Exercise: I suspect that you may have a form of a physical urticaria such as dermatographism. There are other possibilities. See a dermatologist who should be able to diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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For trigger finger present in thumb, can exercises help it if not doing surgery?

For trigger finger present in thumb, can exercises help it if not doing surgery?

No. Irritation: The irritation will make it worse. Saint it for rest or get a shot of cortisone. Surgery is if all else fails. ...Read more

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There is pain in my finger bone. What exercise or medicine should I take.......Its an cricket ball injury?

There is pain in my finger bone. What exercise or medicine should I take.......Its an cricket ball injury?

Find out what cause: The pain and then treated, if they found no fracture or ligament damage, I would recommend splint the finger to rest it and some advil (ibuprofen) ...Read more

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Hi! Okay so sometimes when I exercise my finger tips become hot and itchy and irritable. They also swell. They also feel kind of numb. What is this?

Hi! Okay so sometimes when I exercise my finger tips become hot and itchy and irritable. They also swell. They also feel kind of numb. What is this?

Itchy fingers: Hello~ the itching and irritability of the finger tips when you are exercising is due to the heart rate being up and that increases blood flow to the perifery ie fingers and toes. The extra hemaglobin in the blood in these areas areas with a relatively higher hematocrit for that period of time will cause the itching. Don't worry this is normal and the exercise very good for you so don't stop! ...Read more

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What are some exercises to get rid of stiffness after 4 weeks of broken finger and casting?

What are some exercises to get rid of stiffness after 4 weeks of broken finger and casting?

There are many types: Of exercises for hand finger stiffness and many people need to have a hand therapist helped them with these. However a common set of exercises used by many is referred to as six pack hand exercises and if you look that up you'll find many examples on the internet however if you're having trouble a visit with hand therapist is an excellent investment remember they have spent a lifetime of learning how to help you get your fingers better while this maybe the first time that you never been through thi the earlier one gets better the easier time it is. ...Read more

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Dr says have trigger finger & sacroiliitis. I'm on inflammation med and muscle relaxer. Exercise for back and ice for finger. What's next step?

Dr says have trigger finger & sacroiliitis. I'm on inflammation med and muscle relaxer. Exercise for back and ice for finger. What's next step?

Second opinion?: 36yo female with chronic low back pain was told "sacroiliitis", which indicates inflammation, requires SPECT scan to diagnose & which is uncommon. More likely: sacroiliac joint hypermobility disorder & pain generated by injured ligaments, cause of 15-30% cases of chronic low back pain &, as med lit. Reports, not detected by any imaging studies. See an Osteopath for proper differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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When I press down with my index finger on something, my forearm hurts even when lifting things. Why is that? No injuries or exercise. Ideas? Help?

When I press down with my index finger on something, my forearm hurts even when lifting things. Why is that? No injuries or exercise. Ideas? Help?

Epicondylitis: You might be describing epicondylitis or some other muscle strain/injury. If it's painful close to elbow, it might be tennis elbow if on outside (lateral) & golfer's elbow if on inside (medial) of elbow. Check out http://patient. Info/doctor/tennis-elbow-and-golfers-elbow for info. RICE is usually good idea for injuries eg Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation. OTC pain relievers should be ok. See doc ...Read more

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Overextension of 4 fingers due to cp. Cant keep hand/palm straight, fingers extend out to the right. Thought to tie with band? What exercises help?

Overextension of 4 fingers due to cp. Cant keep hand/palm straight, fingers extend out to the right. Thought to tie with band? What exercises help?

Varies: Multiple potential treatments to varying degrees of success including simple stretching, therapy, dynamic splinting, Botox injections or surgery. Don't hesitate to see a specialist to discuss which options are best for you. ...Read more

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How long will I need to wear my oval-8 finger splints to fix my hyperextended middle and ring fingers? Fyi- I have other hyperextended joints and tts

How long will I need to wear my oval-8 finger splints to fix my hyperextended middle and ring fingers? Fyi- I have other hyperextended joints and tts

Joint laxity: Can show up in any ways in the hand. Hyper extension of the pip finger joints, looseness of the thumb, abity to place the thumb on the anterior forearm with flexed wrist, wrist ligament looseness. Many have knee or elbow or shoulder looseness too. If chronic laxity is a problem wearing a splint alone may not tighten the joint permanently just show iffunction changes when over extension is limited. ...Read more

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Why is my jaw retracting? 7weeks postop double jaw surgery. Doing exercises throughout the day. After a few hours I can only fit one finger between bite

Why is my jaw retracting? 7weeks postop double jaw surgery. Doing exercises throughout the day. After a few hours I can only fit one finger between bite

See surgeon: See your Oral Surgeon right away. You do not want to let this continue. There will be a tendency for the tissues, muscles, etc to tighten as they heal. You must be diligent and compliant, but always seek help and advice from the treating Dr. Good luck. ...Read more