Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Alignment

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Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Alignment

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What is Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Alignment?

Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Alignment is a gentle adjustment that helps align your fingers and toes, helping to reduce pain and restore mobility.

The PIP joint is the knuckle between your finger or toe and its proximal phalanx. The proximal phalanx is the bone that makes up your finger or toe tips.

The adjustment helps to improve circulation in your hands and feet and can help relieve pain caused by arthritis.

What is Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Joint?

Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Joints are the joints at the base of your fingers. They allow you to bend your fingers, and sometimes even to flex your wrist.

Usually, the proximal interphalangeal joints are quite flexible and can easily be bent across a wide range of motion. But if they’re injured or suffer from arthritis, they may become stiff and difficult to move.

How do you straighten PIP joint fingers?

The PIP joint is the joint between your middle and ring finger, and it’s commonly referred to as the “knuckle” of the finger. When this joint is misaligned, it can cause pain and stiffness. There are a few ways to straighten the PIP joint, including:

  • Using a metacarpophalangeal (MCP) alignment splint
  • Using a proximal interphalangeal (PIP) alignment splint
  • Using a hand exerciser with an adjustable strap

How do you fix a proximal interphalangeal joint?

When you have a broken proximal interphalangeal joint, you have to choose between one of these different options:

Immobilization – This is when your doctor will put on a cast or brace to keep your PIP joint still while it heals. The downside to this method is that it can take a long time for the bones to heal and it may not be possible to use your hand while they’re healing.

Protected Motion – If you go this route, your doctor will use splints or braces to protect your hand while allowing some movement in your PIP joints. You’ll probably need therapy after this type of treatment so that you can get used to using your hand again after so much time without movement in that area!

Traction – In traction treatment, the doctor will put metal pins through the bones in order for them to heal properly. This method can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks until full healing occurs but there’s no guarantee that it will work for everyone.

Recommended Exercise

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What are the exercises for Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Alignment?

Proximal interphalangeal alignment exercises are designed to help correct this malalignment. They work by stretching out the muscles in your fingers and hand to reduce the friction on the joint.

There are two main types of PIP alignment exercises:

– Finger extension exercises

These exercises strengthen the muscles in your fingers so they can support your joints better. They also help stretch out your tendons, which reduces friction in the joint. These types of exercises are recommended for people who have milder cases of PIP alignment problems.

– Finger flexion exercises

These exercises strengthen the muscles in your hands so they can support your joints better. They also help stretch out your tendons, which reduces friction in the joint. These types of exercises are recommended for people who have more severe cases of PIP alignment problems.

Explanation of Recommended Orthotic Device

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What brace is used for Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Alignment?

The most common brace used for proximal interphalangeal (PIP) alignment is an extension block splint. The purpose of this brace is to keep the fingers straight while they heal, which helps reduce pain and swelling.

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