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Hand Therapy – Boutonnière II Exercises

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These exercises are designed to allow you to start to gently move the middle joint of your finger. It is essential that you wear your splint constantly and only move the middle joint as far as the splint will allow.

They may be painful to do initially, but keep going as this will help reduce the pain and increase the movement. Each exercise needs to be done 10 times each, 3 to 6 times a day. If 10 are too
much, start at 6 and build up to 10.

1) Bend and straighten your knuckle joints, keeping the other finger joints straight

2) Support the bottom of your finger with your other hand. Bend the middle joint as far as it will go within the limits of the splint and then straighten back as far as it will go

3) Support the middle joint of your finger to prevent it moving. Bend and straighten the end joint down and up as far as it will go

4) Bend all your fingers into the palm of your hand to make a fist

You should not bend the middle joint of your finger without your splint on.

If you have any problems with these exercises, or are worried in anyway about your hand, please do not hesitate in contacting the department on (01908) 995411 or ask your therapist at your next appointment.