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Hand & Finger Pain

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With injury any of the bones of the hand or fingers can be fractured. There will be instant pain and swelling over the site of fracture. Bruising is likely to develop. Obvious deformity will occur if a severe fracture and related tendons can be torn. If a finger is fractured other possible signs may include a shortened finger, disappearance of a knuckle and the affected finger may cross over another when you make a fist with your hand. If fracture is suspected immediate medical referral is required. We can recommend a top Singapore hand consultant to you in this case. Physiotherapy will be required once the fracture has healed to restore movement, strength and function back to the hand.

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The joints between the hand and where the fingers start are the metacarpal joints and the joints between the different bones in the fingers are called the interphalangeal joints. When dislocation occurs the ligaments of the joints are disrupted and one bone will move backwards or forwards in respect to the other bone. A splint will likely to be required for a period of time to allow the ligaments to heal. We can recommend a top Singapore hand consultant to see you. Physiotherapy will be needed once the ligaments have been repaired to restore movement, strength and function to the hand.

There are ligaments joining each joint in the hand to each other and around the finger joints. These ligaments can be sprained and some cases rupture. In some cases a splint will be required for a number of weeks. Physiotherapy is required to restore mobility, strength and function following the injury. Ultrasound and soft tissue techniques can be used aid healing of the sprain. If the injury is thought to be severe your physiotherapist will recommend a top Singapore hand consultant to review you.

Small muscles in then hand and tendons of muscles that bend and straighten the fingers and thumb can become symptomatic if overused ie. climbing.

Physiotherapy can help with advice, treatment to help inflammation, soft tissue techniques, massage, taping and providing an exercise programme to restore function.

This can occur if the end of the finger is bent and the tendon that straightens the finger is torn therefore the finger remains bent. It can happen by falling onto an outstretched hand or by a ball hitting the end of the finger when trying to catch. We can recommend a top hand consultant to you to ensure you are fitted with an appropriate splint that will be required for several weeks to allow the tendon to heal. Once healed physiotherapy will be required to restore strength to the finger.

This can happen by a forceful blow to a bent finger resulting in tearing of the finger tendons and the middle joint of the finger becomes bent down and the finger tip bent upwards. It can happen instantly or later down the line. People with Rheumatoid Arthritis can also develop this deformity in the fingers. We can recommend a top Singapore hand consultant to you if this injury has happened. Splinting will be required and physiotherapy to restore movement, strength and function in the hand.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is when the immune system goes haywire and attacks the body rather than defending it causing inflammation of the lining of the joints and tendons of the muscles. Affected joints in the body that have the arthritis become swollen, painful and stiff. Morning stiffness on waking is very common. Muscles around the joints often become weaker and doing certain activities of daily living can become more difficult.

We can provide experienced physiotherapists to see you at home and work with you to help manage your condition. The first time the physiotherapist visits they will carry out a thorough assessment that includes looking at your muscle strength, joint movement and function. Following the assessment the physiotherapist will discuss any treatments they can provide and set goals with you to improve your general function and achieve the maximum potential in your home, work and social life. These treatments can include advice on ice, exercise programmes, massage, taping, acupuncture and mobility programmes.

We can also provide occupational therapists to come to your home. They help people to regain the ability to carry out activities that have purpose and meaning to them and become or remain as independent as possible. Some of the services they can offer include:

  • Home assessments including modifications such as rearranging furniture, building ramps, widening doorways, grab bars, special toilet seats etc
  • Wheelchair assessments
  • Splinting

Acute pain is the pain we feel immediately after injuring ourselves and while the injury is healing. Chronic pain is pain that continues even though healing has occurred and it is not unusual to find no direct link between the pain and the original injury that may have healed a long time ago. Chemical changes happen in the brain and spinal cord to re-route signals to pain centres in the brain. Then any normal sensation such as a movement, touch, pressure, stretching etc can be felt as pain. In some instances the pain system can be activated without any physical stimulus ie changes in weather, mood, thoughts or no stimulus at all.

Physiotherapy for chronic pain has to involve many aspects and address other factors that come into play rather than just the pain itself. They will treat the pain and also use methods to help you manage your pain including advice on pacing and coping with flare ups and negative thoughts, graduated exercise programmes and goal setting. They will aim to return to you being able to participate again in activities you were involved in before developing chronic pain whether work, sport of hobby related.

This condition as the name suggests is complex. The pain is often constant and of a burning type. The body part affected is often very sensitive to touch and just a stroke can cause pain. There can be changes in temperature and colour of the body part and on occasions growth of excess hair and swelling. The hand can be affected by this syndrome and the pain can extend up the arm. The exact cause of it is not clearly known and can happen with no cause but there can be an event before it occurs such as a fracture. ‘The sympathetic nervous system’ has been shown to be involved which controls blood flow and skin temperature.

Physiotherapy can help with this condition by keeping the part of the body affected moving and stop it stiffening up. They can help to use techniques to desensitise the area and acupuncture can help the pain in some cases. Your physiotherapist will also recommend a top Singapore pain consultant to you who can use treatments to block the sympathetic nervous system from firing and provide appropriate medication to help with the pain.

Your physiotherapist will take a detailed history of your symptoms and past medical history before performing a full physical examination. There are a number of other possible causes of your symptoms which are not appropriate for a physiotherapist to treat in any way or that need a medical opinion alongside physiotherapy treatment. In this case they will recommend you to your GP or an appropriate specialist doctor or specialist consultant. These possible causes include:

  • Cardiovascular Symptoms
  • Respiratory (Breathing) Symptoms
  • Gynaecological Symptoms
  • Urinary Or Genital Symptoms
  • Digestive Symptoms
  • Immune System Symptoms
  • Lymph System Symptoms
  • Hormonal Symptoms
  • Neurological Symptoms
  • Dermatological (Skin) Symptoms
  • Medication Side-Effects
  • Virus
  • Infection
  • Cancer
  • Disease Process
  • Psychological Problem Ie. Depression, Anxiety


Real Clients, Real Results

serene mai
serene mai
I had pain in my foot the day before delivery of my baby, which disappeared with the csec pain meds and returned with a vengeance after I was discharged. I was in so much misery, I consulted Health2mama and they immediately sent someone the next afternoon 2pm to do a home visit. Megha was very detailed and asked many questions to understand my problem. The session went really well. By evening time, I was able to walk in the mall much more comfortably without an obvious limp! Subsequently the pain came and went but it eventually healed totally. So glad I came across Health2u!
Mun N
Mun N
I first sought out physio after a really bad back flare up - bulging disc in the lower back which affected my movement severely. Kai Ling did a wonderful job at recommending exercises to help me get back stronger, and does release massages really well. My aches always get much better after she works on my back, neck, etc.
Hannah C
Hannah C
I was having sacroiliac joint pain from pregnancy which was interfering with my exercise routine. Ezora was very knowledgeable in identifying the problems, and she not only helped to release my tight muscles but also taught me mobilisations and stretches that would specifically target my issues. I've been chugging along with her help and am very grateful for her expertise, as well as her encouragement to keep up with my activity level. Thanks! Updating to also add that during my second pregnancy, I saw both Ezora and Megha for pain in my piriformis and elsewhere, and as before they were a great help.
Jackie Limkopi
Jackie Limkopi
I had a green stick right arm fracture and was on a cast for 2 weeks, causing muscle weakness and stiffness. Requested for home base therapy and Ms Rebecca arranged for physiotherapist Ms Tay Kai Ling to come over. She was punctual for the appointment and i was really satisfied with the way she massage my stiff arm.
Veronica Cavallini
Veronica Cavallini
Lucie is amazing, she is helping me a lot in my recovery journey. Highly recommended!
Clariz Lim
Clariz Lim
i did physiotherapy after my birth of my baby girl, where i search on postnatal treatment under their health2mama. It is great to found out they can do home services, my physiotherapist is Aruna, she has been awesome and sharing tips. Whenever she come and help to me to check where are in pain and cleared them. Since September 2023 to now.
Jo Molenaar
Jo Molenaar
Health2u is exactly what I needed! I was able to book a home appointment super fast, which helped me release my sore back. Will book again, and definitely recommend!
Katie is an amazing trainer. She is genuinely interested in helping you and she always gives you great advice(women’s health, fitness, diet etc). I cannot highly recommend her enough 🙏 She always writes down exercise routine each time for me (customised to what you need). Very well organised person. She remembers your limits and try to push you in a positive way to increase that limits to make sure you get stronger. She also makes every sessions interesting and fun but still very challenging I am very thankful to her. Thank you Katie ☺️
Grace Ng
Grace Ng
Had postpartum physio as I had DR after having my first born in 2021. The techniques taught during the physio were useful and I am back again to using the app to help resolve the DR and mummy tummy after having my 2nd baby. Thanks for providing an easy and convenient way for us to follow the program! 😊 Update: I returned for musculpting and training with Megha! I had hit a plateau in improvement and I wanted faster results. Made the right decision, as my DR had reduced to only 1 finger gap at belly button and fully closed at the upper and lower sections. Thanks Megha for the tips and correcting me so that I acheive maximum effectiveness in the exercises! She is super friendly and encouraging! 😊😊

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