by Erik Dalton Ph.D.
Both professional and recreational athletes depend on their hands, wrists and fingers for proper strength, grip and range of motion for optimal performance. Sprains commonly occur during active sports or household falls. The severity of minor injuries is often minimized under the blanket category of a “sprain” causing clients to not seek help for their problem. Sadly, a true sprain can take weeks to heal leaving adherent scar tissue that glues bony structures and causes structural malalignments that are often difficult to fix.