Thumb sprain, medical term known as Skier’s Thumb, is a common cause of thumb pain and inflammation.
Sprained thumb occurs when the thumb is bent excessively forward or backwards, more than its normal range of movement. The thumb ligaments supporting the joint becomes overstretched or may be torn.
What are symtoms of thumb sprain?
– Pain and swelling over the thumb joint
– Pain on bending thumb and extending thumb
– Laxity and instability of thumb joint
Physiotherapy Treatments for Thumb Sprain
– Pain Relief Treatments eg ultrasound to heal up the damaged tissues
– Thumb taping
– Strengthening exercises for thumb