Sprained or Fractured Fingers



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 join in the affected finger.

How it occurs

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.


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.

Meet Ben

Our senior therapist

Ben Cunningham is currently the Hand Therapist at the AFL club The Melbourne Demons and the director of Action Rehab. Ben has over 20 years of experience providing hand and upper limb therapy, including working in the United Kingdom at the Queen Victoria Hospital and as the senior clinician at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

Book a senior therapist consultation

Ben, our senior therapist, will offer advice on any management strategies you may need. Please note, if you request ongoing care, you will only have to pay our current rates. We do not charge Worksafe and TAC clients for any consultations.

Call 1300 76227to book an appointment or Click Here to book.

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