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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. Jay Rosenfeld
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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?

No, PT can help: TFCC tears can take 6-12 months to heal. PT may be able to strengthen the surrounding muscles and restore some of the normal function of the wrist and forearm. You need to continue to be careful to avoid activity that really stresses the wrist such as lifting, punching, push-ups, swinging a bat, club or kettlebell, etc. ...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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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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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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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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Are you familiar with the Physical Therapy company Clear Passage that. claims to be able to break up scar tissue lesions obstructing a small bowel.

Are you familiar with the Physical Therapy company Clear Passage that. claims to be able to break up scar tissue lesions obstructing a small bowel.

Wurn technique: The fact that their claims are testimonial-based and they treat conditions that are likely to self-cure invites an obvious conclusion. The claims do not make sense physiologically and I would urge you to review and "natural" treatment for such health problems with a scientific, evidence-based practitioner who is required by law to be straight-up. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will walking, exercising, or physical therapy cause my clots to break lose?

48 hrs: It depends on where your clots are. For dvt's in the legs, we usually recommend 48 hrs of anticoagulation with blood thinners before beginning physlcal therapy such as walking. You must, however, speak with your medical doctor on this matter, who is probably treating your clots, for advice on when to begin walking/physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best, most long lasting treatment pars defect. Physical therapy and injections help very little.

What is the best, most long lasting treatment pars defect. Physical therapy and injections help very little.

Depends on a number: of factors, which your Spinal surgeon should be able to discuss with you. See a Spinal surgeon so as to get properly get Diagnosed and management would then be initiated for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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