Thumb Injury & Broken Thumb Treatment Melbourne

Treatment Options for Broken Thumb & Other Thumb Injuries


  • Rest with or without a wrist splint dependent on your personal circumstances
  • An injection of cortisone into the affected compartment may be indicated if the thumb injury doesn’t settle with rest
  • Activity avoidance
  • Stretches to restore normal muscle length
  • Exercises to keep the thumb and wrist to prevent stiffness

Book a consultation with our senior therapist, Ben Cunningham. In this appointment Ben will advise management strategies and if you request ongoing care then this will be charged as per our current rates. Worksafe and TAC clients will not be charged personally for any consultations.

carpal tunnel syndrome causing wrist injury

De Quervain’s – Swelling of the thumb tendon

At Action Rehab our staff are skilled at treating the pain and dysfunction de Quervain’s tenosynovitis can cause. Onset of this condition can be sudden or gradual. Usually, it is brought on by a change in activity with the hand (e.g. some new mothers experience as they need to lift their baby frequently) or a new job task that involves motions such as grasping, pinching, squeezing or wringing. Click here to get greater information on de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis.


Action Rehab provide assessment and treatment for all conditions relating to the upper limb – including broken thumbs and other thumb injuries. Come and see our friendly staff today at a location convenient to you.