|Should be in the Olympics|
|NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott had the tip of his left little finger amputated|
so he could keep playing. Treatable swan neck too.
|NFL wide receiver and future Hall of Famer Torry Holt. |
Can you pick which finger is stuffed?
The problem is compounded when school kids are encouraged to play through a recently dislocated finger having been advised by someone who doesn't know better, that they’ll be fine. Or when the manual worker, who strained his thumb ulnar collateral ligament in a weekend game of footy, doesn't seek treatment for it because his team mates tell him he’s soft, further damages it at work, and now needs surgery that puts him out of footy and without a payslip.
|Making those fat digits work...|
|...and work again. Miss you Warnie.|
By not hiding that I work with professional sports-persons, I am in no way showing off. I am teaching my weekend warrior patients and the school kids that come through after cricket, gym or basketball that their injury is legitimate, should not be ignored, and needs treatment from someone who knows what they are doing. If hand therapy is good enough for Warnie (didn't treat him, but know who did), it should be good enough for everyone else.
Look after those fingers,