Problems Addressed

  • Hyperextension

    Hyperextension of a finger joint beyond the neutral position may result in a painful joint, decreased power when pinching and a delay in being able to bend the finger.

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  • Lateral Instability

    Sideways deviation of a finger may result in a painful joint, disrupted normal movement, and an unstable finger, which crosses under an adjacent one. It is accentuated when force is applied during pinching or lifting.

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  • Flexion

    Flexion is the inability to actively straighten a finger joint to its neutral position which may result in a painful joint or the inability to open the hand wide enough to grasp objects.

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  • MP Deviation

    MCP Problems include instability of the joints at the base of the finger (the knuckle joints) which allow the fingers to stray to the side or cross over or under each other, making it difficult to hold objects or work on a computer.

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  • Thumb MCP Problems

    Thumb MCP Problems include hyperextension of the end of the thumb beyond the neutral position may result in a painful joint, decreased power when pinching and difficulty picking up or manipulating small objects.

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  • Thumb IP Problems

    Thumb IP Problems include hyperextension of the end of the thumb beyond the neutral position which may result in a painful joint, decreased power when pinching and difficulty picking up or manipulating small objects.

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  • Triggering

    Triggering occurs when a nodule or inflammation and “thickening” on the flexor tendon causes irregular movement of the finger. The finger feels “locked” in the bent position.

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