Finger Sprain

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Article by Sarah Anderson

What is a Sprained Finger?

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A sprained finger occurs when the finger is bent in some way causing damage to the ligaments which connect bones together. It is common in ball games such as football, basketball, cricket, handball etc.

It is common for the ligaments at the side of the finger (collateral ligaments) to be damaged.

Symptoms of a Sprained Finger:

  • Pain over the joint in the finger where the damage has occurred.
  • Pain when bending the finger and stressing the injured ligament.
  • Possible swelling over the joint.
  • Restricted mobility and movement of the finger.
  • Instability in the finger if the injury is severe or a complete rupture of the ligament has occurred.

Common Treatments for Sprained Finger

  • Early Injury Treatment
  • Avoid the HARM Factors
  • Soft Tissue Injury? What are the Healing Phases?
  • What to do after a Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain?
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Sub-Acute Soft Tissue Injury Treatment
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Brace or Support
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Heat Packs
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
  • Prehabilitation
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
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    FAQs about Sprained Finger

  • Common Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques
  • What is Pain?
  • Physiotherapy & Exercise
  • When Should Diagnostic Tests Be Performed?
  • Can Kinesiology Taping Reduce Your Swelling and Bruising?
  • How Much Treatment Will You Need?
  • Sports Injury? What to do? When?
  • What are the Early Warning Signs of an Injury?
  • What is a TENS Machine?
  • What is Chronic Pain?
  • What is Nerve Pain?
  • What is Sports Physiotherapy?
  • What's the Benefit of Stretching Exercises?
  • When Can You Return to Sport?
  • Why Kinesiology Tape Helps Reduce Swelling and Bruising Quicker
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    Last updated 18-Jan-2018 02:46 PM

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