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If you’ve injured or are experiencing pain, discomfort, swelling or limited movement with your fingers, you’ve come to the right place.

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Finger dislocations and sprained fingers are common injuries in ball sports where a player or a ball disrupts the ligaments or the tendons in the finger joints.

They can aso easily occur in a work place or at home where you catch the finger on or in something causing it to dislocate or break.  

A “break” is the same thing as a fracture the difference being in the severity of the “break”.  The Hand Therapist, Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist will be able to assess your “break” and advise what fracture management program is required.

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We often hear finger dislocations and knocks being referred to as sprained fingers. The finger can be bent backwards or sideways and may not be able to go back into place.

If your finger is sprained or fractured, you will experience severe pain when you try and move or use it.

You might have trouble bending or straightening or even touching it, due to the pain. You might even have swelling around the joint in the affected finger.

Call us on 1300 762 227 for an appointment, or schedule an appointment online by clicking the button below.

Our Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists have extensive knowledge and experience in assessing, diagnosing, treating, and managing your hand and upper extremity – your shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand – injuries or conditions, so you know you’re in good hands.

The hand therapists at Action Rehab are experienced in the assessment and treatment of sprained or fractured finger. With a reputation endorsed by sporting organisations like the Melbourne Football Club, Action Rehab is the smart choice for treating your sprained or fractured finger.

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Our therapists are experienced in assessing and treating sprained or fractured fingers. We can read your scans and then work on reducing the swelling and protecting the fracture with a splint or orthosis. We will then show you range of motion and strengthening exercises to restore your function.

See below advice on Sprained or Fractured Finger with or without surgery.

A sprained finger may not have a “fracture” or a “break” and it might just have damaged the soft tissues, tendons and ligaments.  Often this is considered the “better” injury when in fact this sort of sprain causes the most complications and needs to be assessed and cared for by a Hand Therapist.  

Most sprained or fractured fingers can be treated conservatively without surgery but in cases where surgery may be required the Hand Therapist at Action Rehab will be able to advise.

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Surgical Approach

In some instances surgery is required for a sprained or fractured finger and the Hand Therapist at Action Rehab is experienced in the post operative post surgical rehabilitation of a sprained or fractured finger.  We will protect the surgery and advise on the treatment protocol that will help you to regain function as soon as possible.

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See below the two treatment approaches for a patient who has sprained or fractured fingers.

Fig 1:  Basic Treatment

An aluminium zimmer splint is often used acutely to treat a sprained or fractured finger.  This splint does not allow movement of the joints and may cause complications if worn for extended periods. 

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Fig 2:  Action Rehab Treatment

A custom made water proof orthosis that can be adjusted and adapted for swelling while also allowing showering and swimming is made at your first appointment with your Action Rehab Hand Therapist.

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Fractured Finger is complex and can lead to serious complications and frustrations if not treated appropriately.

Choosing the right hand Therapist starts with them being able to read your X-rays and then fabricate the right brace for you. The therapists at Action Rehab are experienced in assessing and reading X-rays.

Our therapists do regular GP and Emergency Doctor training and can advise on the most appropriate action for your Fractured Finger treatment.

Known for providing treatment for fractured finger and other hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries Action Rehab are the hand therapists that Melbourne trusts.

To make an appointment, enquire, or find your closest location call us on 1300 762 227 or schedule an appointment online.
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A Sprained or Fractured Finger is one of the most common injury seen at Action Rehab. A sprained or Fractured (broken) finger is a common sports related injury and Action Rehab are experts in sports trauma.  

Fractured Finger can be caused by a ball or a force to the end of the finger or it might happen with your finger gets caught in a jumper or jacket.  It is also likely when an object hits it at work that you might sprain or break your finger.

Fractured Finger takes about 6-8 weeks to recover but depending on the type of injury (fracture or not) it may take longer.   Ironically in most cases it takes longer to heal where there is NO fracture.  

A sprained or Fractured (broken) finger can be a serious injury. Often people leave it for a few weeks before seeking treatment.  This can cause a lot of complications. You should always see a Hand Therapist as soon as you can if you have a sprained or broken finger because they are much more complicated than you think.

No it will not go away. It will get worse. You maqy develop complications such a fixed flexion deformity which is described in our video.  You might possibly get arthritis if you do not treat it. Treatment is always required with a sprained or fractured finger.


Action Rehab provide assessment and treatment for all conditions relating to the upper limb, including sprained or fractured fingers. Come and see our highly qualified and friendly staff today at a location convenient to you.