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Have you hurt or injured your finger?
Do you have pain in your finger?
Injuries of the fingers, aches and pains around the fingers
Our fingers are often hurt or injured while performing daily activities leading to pain or limited range of motion. In case of unsuccessful treatment pain may become chronic.
Stress and strain, the use of computers and other electronic devices, housework, sporting activities and previous injuries may all play a role in the development of pain in the fingers. Fractures, wear and tear of the ligaments, degenerative states, arthritis, certain systemic diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, gout, autoimmune diseases) may all cause symptoms of pain in the fingers.
Many of the above listed causes may lead to the wear and tear, the degeneration and in the last stages arthritis of the cartilage in the affected finger.
Damage to the ligaments or tendons of the fingers, or damage/degeneration of the joint of the fingers have typical symptoms. Is important to recognize these symptoms in time and to take them seriously in order to retain pain free and adequate function of our hand.
Who is most often affected by aches and pains of the fingers?
Considering the fact that we connect to our environment and each other using our fingers and hands there is no age group that may not be affected by pulled ligaments, overstraining of the tendons, sprains, dislocations or fractures of the fingers. Degenerative states of the cartilage usually occur at a more mature age, or as a consequence of injuries or the diseases listed above.
What are the most common symptoms of finger injuries or degenerative states/arthritis of the finger joints?
In case of fingers pain and limited range of motion go hand-in-hand. Injuries or degenerative states/arthritis usually lead to limited motion in the finger, however tendon injuries may cause limited movement of the affected finger as well.
The pain accompanying the limited range of motion may become chronic over time. It is typical to have a dull ache even during rest, and a sharp, more severe pain to certain motions. This sort of pain may make performing everyday activities, work tasks or sporting activities difficult, maybe even impossible. In some cases the fingers may become deformed over time.
What can we do? How do Chrisofix® finger splints help alleviate the problem?
In the conservative (meaning without surgery) treatment of finger sprains, pulled or overstrained ligaments and tendons, degenerative states or arthritis of the fingers resting the finger in an appropriate finger splint is key. Wearing a well structured finger splint may help alleviate the aches and pains that make daily tasks and sometimes even our nights uncomfortable or painful.
“Functional” fixation of the fingers is a concept of paramount importance in hand surgery. This means that on the hand and fingers we only fixate the joints necessary to fixate for the shortest period necessary. The cornerstone of this concept is to fixate the fingers in the appropriate position to ensure appropriate stability, while avoiding overfixation. This means that we leave as many joints unfixed and free to move as we possibly can, thereby minimizing the risk of limited range of motion and maximizing the freedom of the hand.
How long should we wear the finger splints?
Depending on the severity of the injury, sprain, fracture or arthritis and the symptoms themselves wearing the finger splints may be necessary for a few weeks or a few months, therefore comfort stability and hygienic considerations are paramount.
Why Chrisofix® finger splints?
The concept of “functional” fixation, which minimizes the risk of developing limited range of motion in the fingers, and pain relief are served by the wide variety of Chrisofix® finger splints. They also provide excellent stability, while ensuring exact fitting and freedom of movement for the unaffected joints thereby helping to avoid overfixation.
Thanks to the special innovative design of Chrisofix® finger splints ortheses the aluminum core that makes up the frame of the orthesis provides adequate stability while maintaining the opportunity for precise and exact fitting, thereby preventing unwanted and uncomfortable potential symptoms caused by ill-fitting orthoses (pain caused by pressure and symptoms of skin irritation).
In certain cases of the above mentioned injuries or degenerative states/arthritis (i.e. fractures of the fingertips, injuries of the extensor tendons of the fingertips, arthritis or pain in the end joint of the finger) it is enough and also desirable to fixate the end joint of the affected finger only (DIP-distal interphalangeal) joint. Thanks to the innovative design of the Chrisofix® mallet finger splint they secure appropriate positioning and stability while ensuring comfort and precise fitting.
One of the most important pillars of the treatment of the injuries and degenerative states listed above is adequate fixation, making finger splints essential. The ligaments surrounding the middle (PIP- proximal interphalangeal) and end (DIP- distal interphalangeal) joints of the fingers are prone to shortening, so fixation in an anatomical position (in this case in a 0 degrees, or a straight position) is paramount in avoiding shortening of the ligaments and the development of hard-to-treat contractures. Thanks to the innovative design of the Chrisofix® long finger splint they secure appropriate positioning and stability while ensuring comfort and precise fitting.
Finger splints & metacarpal region
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THE FLEXI-FIX HEALER
World-class Orthoses Developed and Patented in Switzerland
Patent Numbers: 20130035621, 701845B
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Grassalkovich út 272-274.
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8302 Kloten, Switzerland
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