Swan Neck Deformity

'Swan neck deformity' is a deformed position of the finger, in which the joint closest to the fingertip is permanently bent toward the palm while the nearest joint to the palm is bent away from it (Interphalangeal articulations of hand hyperflexion with proximal interphalangeal joint hyperextension). It is commonly caused by injury or inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or sometimes familial (congenital, like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome ).

  • Deformed position of the finger
  • DIP hyperflexion with PIP hyperextension
  • Trauma to finger
  • Inflammatory conditions- rheumatoid arthritis
  • Congenital
  • Splinting
  • ROM and stretching
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Hand intrinsic muscle strengthening
  • Possible surgical intervention
Swan Neck Deformity Phase I

Purchase Phase

  • Soft Tissue Mobilization Finger
  • Finger Extensor Stretch
  • Finger Self Mobilization
  • Finger Extensor Strengthening Yoga
  • Finger Stretch

Swan Neck Deformity Phase II

Purchase Phase

  • Putty Scales
  • Finger Extensor Strengthening Yoga
  • Finger Flexor Strengthening Yoga
  • Tendon Gliding

Swan Neck Deformity Phase III

Purchase Phase

  • Ulnar Radial Deviation
  • Rice Wrist Flexion And Extension
  • Wrist Curls
  • Rice Wrist Pronation Supination
  • Rice Hand Opening Closing
  • Eccentric Wrist Flexion
  • Eccentric Wrist Extension