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What is a Finger Sprain?

A finger sprain is a sprain of the ligaments within the finger. This may be due to a number of causes:
  • Overuse
  • Dislocation
  • An extension injury
  • Rotational injury
These causes can trigger the onset of the following symptoms which are associated with sprained ligaments:
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Decreased range of movement
  • Reduced function
These symptoms cause you to have limited use of the finger which can be debilitating, effecting grip strength and your ability to use the fine dexterity of the fingers.

Progressive wrist strengthening exercises supervised by physiotherapistAbove: Progressive wrist strengthening exercises supervised by physiotherapist

How can Physiotherapy Treat Finger Sprains?

Physiotherapy can aid with the rehabilitation of finger sprains. There are a variety of treatments which are available and will be used upon the outcome of the clinical assessment. Some of the treatments which may be used for a finger sprain are:


The physiotherapists at are experienced at treating a variety of sprains. If you would like any further information on finger sprains or to arrange an appointment, please contact us or call 0330 088 7800.