Physical Therapy in Plaistow for Hand
Welcome to Pinnacle Physical Therapy's patient resource about PIP Joint Injuries of the Finger.
We use our hands constantly, placing them in harm's way continuously.Injuries to the finger joints are common and usually heal without significant problems. Some injuries are more serious and may develop problems if not treated carefully. One such injury is a sprain of the proximal interphalangeal joint, or PIP joint, of the finger. This joint is one of the most unforgiving joints in the body to injury. What appears at first to be a simple sprain of the PIP joint may result in a painful and stiff finger, making it difficult to use the hand for gripping activities.
This article will help you understand:
- what parts make up the PIP finger joint
- what types of injuries affect this joint
- how the injury is treated
- what to expect from treatment