Physical Rehabilitation Medicine/fore finger rehab

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About a year ago I cut my left fore finger pretty seriously. The cut extended diagonally down the finger from just above the first knuckle (nearest to the nail) to just above the middle knuckle, angling left to right. The cut was deep from a band saw. I received stiches immediately and after the cut healed I went to see a specialist. At that time it was recommended that go to rehab to get the finger bending properly. For various reasons I was unable to get to rehab. My finger will not bend through the full range of motion at the middle knuckle. It feels like it is pulling over the knuckle when I try to get it to bend. The doctor mentioned something about possible tendon damage. Is there a simple exercise you can recommend to help me get better range of motion in my finger?

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Dear Terri,
Sorry for delaying answer. Yes there may be a tendon cut or due to that cut injury it may have formed a scar tissue around the injured site. It would be great if you can sent a image of your damaged finger. Anyway by doing self exercise it helps only bit. I feel better if you can do passive mobilization by a physiotherapist. Then probably if the tendon cut is not there your range of motion will be increased.
thank you

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MMA Ravindu Bandara

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I can answer any physiotherapy related conditions.such as, 1. Any Orthopaedic condition. 2. Rheumatological conditions. 3. Neurological conditions. 4. Respiratory conditions. 5. Paediatric conditions. 6. Soft tissue managements. 7. Pr and post operative management.

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I am Sri Lanka Medical Council registered physiotherapist. I have completed the Diploma in Physiotherapy in School of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Colombo in 2004. I have done my Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy in Command Hospital Indian Air Force, Bangalore, India in 2006. I specialize in paediatric, Orthopaedic and Neurological conditions.

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1. Advanced level- Bio Science stream. 2. Diploma in Physiotherapy-School of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy,Colombo, Sri Lanka. 3. Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy- Command Hospital Indian Air Force, Bangalore, India. 4. Bachelor of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

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