Hi I'm Alice Holland, and I'm going to go over why you need to strengthen your finger after a finger injury. Strengthening the finger after a finger injury allows you to strengthen the tendons and allow the muscles to heal it within the hand so that you can go back to grasping and grabbing activities. So first you want to start off with some Play Dough or some Theraputty. You can buy these at physical therapy clinics or you can buy them off the internet. They come in several different colors and resistances. I'm using yellow here today which is rather light. They do come in blue or purple which are much stronger. The first exercise requires you to dig your finger into the Theraputty. Make sure you are going through enough range and that you are squeezing with as much of your might as possible. Focus obviously on the injured finger. The next exercise is using the putty between the fingers and trying to squeeze together. This would strengthen the inner osti-muscles of the hand and the finger. The next one is in the other direction so if it's my middle finger that's being injured, you want to squeeze with another finger so that way you are squeezing toward and squeezing away. The fourth exercise is to straighten out the hand as much as you can. Stretch and straighten the fingers. Do this for two sets of ten. So a minute of grasping, a minute of squeezing, both directions and then two sets of ten of splaying the hand.