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Finger Injuries and how Physiotherapy can help

Finger injuries are common and can range from minor cuts and sprains to more serious conditions such as fractures and tendonitis. Regardless of the cause or severity of the injury, finger injuries can impact a person's ability to perform daily activities and can cause significant pain and discomfort.

Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment option for finger injuries, as it can help to reduce pain, improve mobility, and promote healing. Our physiotherapists will work with the patient to design an individualised treatment plan, taking into consideration the cause of the injury, the severity of the symptoms, and the patient's overall health and goals.

One of the key components of physiotherapy for finger injuries is exercise. Exercises may include stretches and strengthening exercises that target the affected finger and surrounding muscles. These exercises are designed to improve flexibility and range of motion, as well as to increase strength and stability.

In addition to exercise, manual therapy may also be used to treat finger injuries. Manual therapy involves the use of hands-on techniques, such as massage and joint mobilisation, to alleviate pain and improve the function of the affected finger.

Other physiotherapy techniques that may be used to treat finger injuries include the use of modalities such as heat or cold therapy, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound. These techniques can help to reduce pain, swelling, and muscle spasms, and they can also help to improve circulation and promote healing.

In some cases, splinting or bracing may also be used to support the affected finger and prevent further injury. Our physiotherapists can provide guidance on the best type of splint or brace to use, and they can help the patient to properly fit and use the device.

It is important to note that early treatment is key to a successful outcome for finger injuries. If you are experiencing symptoms of a finger injury, it is important to seek the help of one of our qualified physiotherapists as soon as possible. Physiotherapy can help to reduce pain, improve function, and promote healing, and it can help you to get back to your normal activities as soon as possible.

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