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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What physical therapy should I do after breaking my little finger?

What physical therapy should I do after breaking my little finger?

Range of motion: Fractures of the fingers usually only require active range of motion therapy (using your own finger muscles to move it to its limits of motion-flexion and extension) and passive range of motion (using your other hand to move the finger to its limits of motion.) these should be done only after you have approval from your doctor that the fracture is sufficiently healed. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Finger Fracture (Definition)

A finger fracture is a fracture of a bone of a finger, which is most often caused by trauma, such as a fall, or hitting one's hand accidentally with a hammer. A fractured finger will be painful, and may ...Read more


Dr. Georgia Latham
Board Certified, Family Medicine
29 years in practice
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During/after physical therapy for my wrist my pinky/ring finger started shaking. what could be the reason?

During/after physical therapy for my wrist my pinky/ring finger started shaking. what could be the reason?

The ulnar nerve: passes through a tight canal at the wrist. Movement of the wrist, particularly an injured wrist can result in inflammation around the ulnar nerve causing some compression, or the nerve itself can become irritated or inflamed. Irritation or inflammation of the ulnar nerve or surrounding tissues at the wrist or elbow can result in numbness, tingly, and/or trembling of the pinky finger. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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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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Dr. Judy Orton
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
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Had a tfcc injury hitting a heavy bag 2 months ago. Still have a sharp pain on the little finger side. Is it ever to late for physical therapy?

Had a tfcc injury hitting a heavy bag 2 months ago. Still have a sharp pain on the little finger side. Is it ever to late for physical therapy?

Size of tfcc tear,: Location, ie in the central avascular part or the vascular periphery, instability, whther is acute (new) or chronic , anatomy differences all come in to play. Smaller acute tears in the periphery, not associated with instability lkely do the best. Therapy may help reduce symptoms and at times corticosteroid injections help too, but if tear is large or the ulna is unstable then may need surgery ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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I have trigger finger of the middle finger of my right hand. this is my dominant hand. Is physical therapy a worthy treatment option & if yes, how?

I have trigger finger of the middle finger of my right hand. this is my dominant hand. Is physical therapy a worthy treatment option & if yes, how?

Sometimes: Hand therapy can sometimes be helpful although personally I have found that a cortisone shot works better and faster. Sometimes when these keep coming back they need to be operated on. Trigger fingers are caused by thickened nodules in tendons that flex the fingers. The nodule gets caught under a structure in the hand called a pulley and this is what cause the triggering. ...Read more

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Dr. Hector Dourron
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Dr. Jaspal Singh
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Have torn hamstring from physical therapy after broken hip. I'm recovering well from hip fracture but afraid to go back to same physical therapy.

Have torn hamstring from physical therapy after broken hip. I'm recovering well from hip fracture but afraid to go back to same physical therapy.

Hip strengthening: Depending on when the fracture occurred and whether its completely healed or not, you would still benefit from some hip and pelvic girdle strengthening. If you are not comfortable with the current PT, you can do home exercises and find another therapist. But it will be imperative that the muscles around the hip joint (flexors, extensors, and abductors) are strengthened. ...Read more

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Dr. Holly Maes
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When i stop physical therapy will the pain return after a broken hip?

When i stop physical therapy will the pain return after a broken hip?

Keep up exercises: As long as you keep up routine exercises that they have worked with you on in pt, you should maintain both our mobility and your pain free status. Before completing your last sessions of pt, ask the therapist to show you specific therapies you can continue as a home program when they discharge you from their care. Keep active and keep flexible! ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more


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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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