Here are a few examples of tendon gliding, blocking and strengthening finger exercises to do at home. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a finger injury, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
What might finger exercises be for?
Finger exercises can be used for many reasons including:
• Maintain movement of the joints
• Ensure adequate gliding of muscles and ligaments
• Strengthen and stabilise the hands
• Prevent deformity and contracture
• Reduce pain and inflammation
• Improve function
There are many reason that you may be thinking about exercises for your fingers. A number of conditions may cause pain, or reduced function or movement including trigger finger, cubital tunnel syndrome, dupuytren’s contracture, mallet finger or a broken finger.
It is important you contact your hand therapist promptly after injury or if you are developing a condition for treatment. Here are some excercises you can easily manage at home too.
Tendon Gliding exercises
Thumb opposition exercises
If you have any questions regarding managing swelling or any issues with your hands, arms or wrist, please don’t hesitate to give us a call here. We’d be more than happy to help.