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Please note: these exercises are to be completed only if advised by your doctor or physiotherapist. You should stop the exercises if they cause an increase in pain until you are seen in an orthopaedic, fracture or physiotherapy clinic.

Practice this sequence of movements five to ten times every two to three hours throughout each day until you have full movement. Hold each position for five seconds before moving on to the next position. Do the exercises with all the fingers on the affected hand and try to keep your thumb out of the way, especially if it is your index finger that is injured.










If you have any queries regarding the above exercises, please consult your treating doctor or physiotherapist in your upcoming appointment.

MTW NHS Trust is committed to making its patient information accessible in a range of languages and formats. If you need this leaflet in another language or format please ask one of your clinical care team or the PALS Team. We will do our best to arrange this.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

If you would like to raise any concerns, make comments and suggestions or require information on Trust services, you can contact PALS. Office opening times are Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm. Both offices offer a 24 hour answering machine. Messages will be responded to within one working day, so please do leave a contact number.
PALS Maidstone Hospital 01622 224960
PALS Tunbridge Wells 01892 632953
PALS Email
PALS SMS 07747 782317

Issue date: Pending Approval Review date: TBA Database reference: GOV/LEA/4 (A4)