physical therapy after broken finger

What are physical therapy exercises for a finger?

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Dr. Jon S. Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
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Movement


It depends a lot what exactly was the injury to the finger. In general if the skin is intact, and there is no infection or stiches present. Washing dishes in warm water is a really good home therapy. The warm water helps to loose the joints, soften the skin, and provides a gentle task that you can easily control by using your hands.
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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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.
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What are good physical therapy exercises for fingers?

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Dr. Judy K. Orton
Pediatrics
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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.
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What physical therapy should I do after breaking my little finger?

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Dr. Kenneth S. Cheng
Family Medicine
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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.
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Rheumatoid arthritis

Do's And Don'ts

DON'T do physical therapy on your own. Only with trained professional because form is important!

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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?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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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.
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Back pain

Interesting Fact

A 2007 study showed that acupuncture was more effective than physical therapy for backache.

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Is there physical therapy for a broken big toe?

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Dr. Danny L. Proffitt
Family Medicine
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Perhaps


Depending on the fracture, the amount of motion lost, the need for motion, the pain involved, the treatment involved, and the degree of fracture, the may need to be some therapy to restore motion. You will want to discuss this with your orthopedist, PCP and a Physical Therapist.
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What will physical therapy do for broken thumb?

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Dr. Danny L. Proffitt
Family Medicine
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Restore motion


PT for a broken thumb will work to restore as much normal function as possible and to reduce as many complications as possible.
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What's the suggested physical therapy for a broken elbow?

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Dr. Jason M. Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery
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Depends


Ther are several types of elbow fractures which all differ in severity. You need to talk to the doctor treating you and get specific instructions. this will maximize your healing and minimize the time frame.
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Can physical therapy for a broken humerus give you an ear ache?

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Dr. David Trettin
Sports Medicine
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Not usually!


Never heard of therapy for a broken humerus causing an earache... Check w/ your primary care Doc or an ENT to investigate. If your fx. was proximal ( toward the shoulder) on the humerus your p.t. may be exercising your shoulder muscles and occ. your trapezius and sternocleidomastoid muscles get'irritated'. This conceivably could cause pain near your same side ear; but not an earache. Good Luck!
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