Easter is nearly here and, for a lot of Australian families, it is their favourite time of year to dust off their tents, hammocks and sleeping bags and hit the road for their annual camping holiday. It is also a perfect opportunity for children of all ages to swap the “screen time” for “green time” and explore all the great outdoors has to offer, all while getting in their recommended physical activity each day (and burning off those Easter chocolates)!

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By Chen Li – BAppSc(Phty), Hand Therapy Group Physiotherapist, Accredited Hand Therapist (AHTA), Certified Hand Therapist (USA)

Finger injuries are generally known as a ‘jarred finger.’ It commonly occurs in sports such as netball,  AFL, oz tag and rugby. Quite often they are left untreated and can lead to swelling, stiffness, pain and finger deformities. Here we take a look at the most common finger injuries and how a hand therapist can help.

 

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