Castle Hill Hand Therapy

Common Conditions

Hand Therapy Common Conditions

The Hills Shire is the Garden Shire
How to prevent gardening injuries

Gardening is a great exercise for strengthening muscles, maintaining bone density and assisting with maintenance of body weight. For the keen gardeners, Belinda Hession, Physiotherapist and AHTA Hand Therapist from Castle Hill Hand Therapy, provides some key considerations to maximise your efficiency and enjoyment when gardening. Plan your gardening week to allow rotation between lighter …

The Hills Shire is the Garden Shire
How to prevent gardening injuries
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Skier's thumb injury

Sprained your thumb?
What is a skier’s thumb injury?

Skier’s thumb presents with instability, pain and swelling in the second joint of your thumb in the area closest to the hand web space. The thumb may be weak when pinching, feel unstable and be difficult to use. The injury is caused by the thumb being forced further than normal out to the side and …

Sprained your thumb?
What is a skier’s thumb injury?
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Drooping fingertip?
What is a mallet finger injury?

Mallet finger injury: A mallet finger injury presents with the tip of the finger being unable to straighten by itself. The fingertip is drooping. Even when pushed into a straight position, it is unable to stay there. This injury does not resolve by itself and the best results arise from early management. The most common …

Drooping fingertip?
What is a mallet finger injury?
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Trigger Finger

Finger clicking and locking?
What is trigger finger?

Is your finger catching when you try to bend it?
Does your finger get stuck in a bent position (lock) when you make a fist or perform firm gripping tasks?
It may be possible that you have what’s called a trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenovaginitis / tenosynovitis.

Belinda Hession, AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist, helps you to identify a trigger finger problem and provides recommendations for management of this condition.

The content of this website is general in nature and is provided as a reference only. It is not to be used as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or healthcare provider. For specific questions about your symptoms/condition, you should consult with your doctor or healthcare provider.