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Medicine For Finger Injury
Appropriate Tx: There is no magic way to speed up the bodies healing process. However, proper diagnosis and treatment provide the best road to quick recovery. Hand and finger injuries are at times difficult to care for because they have such an affect on everyday activities. However, listening to your provider will lessen the chance of complications, which most certainly will get you healed faster. ...Read more
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Deformity-nonhealing: One should seek medical attention for a finger injury when there is a deformity, severe pain, or non-healing (i.e. Symptoms are persistent.). ...Read more
No: There are not drugs that speed up healing yet. ...Read more
Buddy tape/ice&meds: You should take your toddler to see a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, for x-rays, evaluation and treatment. For now, you can tape the injured finger to an adjacent one and try otc children's tylenol/motrin. Ice is also helpful, but can be difficult to use on a toddler. ...Read more
X-ray first...: With any finger injury you should have an x-ray to make sure that you don't miss a fracture, that may heal incorrectly. Once an x-ray is completed you will know if you need to individually splint the finger with something rigid, or if buddy taping is acceptable. Even with some fractures buddy taping is a good option, but this doesn't work for optimal healing of every finger injury. ...Read more
That depends: The nature of the injury determines what kind of treatment is required. Did you have a crushing injury, hyper extension or flexion of the finger, jamming the finger. Most importantly could it be broken? Immobilization can help many injuries, but the length of time is really determined by what specifically is injured. ...Read more
Definitely: You depend on you hands treat them like a king. See a hand surgeon for the best chance for recovery from the injury. ...Read more
A blow to the finger: A blow to the tip of the extended finger causes a mallet finger, either by tearing the tendon or causing a piece of bone to pull off with the tendon. These should be treated with splinting for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
Hi :-) after a finger injury, how long will it take before I can do workout again? :-) (injury in 2 joints)
Take your time: You won't get flabby fast. If you jammed your finger and it still hurts, you should consider getting it x-rayed. You really can't tell if a finger is broken without the x-ray. If just jammed and x-rays are negative, you can resume wt lifting when you can hold the bar without much pain. Cardio is ok, but fingers take a long time to feel better. ...Read more
Sm. Finger injury 2+ yr ago, had closed reduction. Dr. recommends buddy tape to straighten finger. Can I use KT Tape to do this-no info on KT site.
AS long as it is not: Too tight, allows motion when permitted, and is the right treatment for the issue then sure tape is tape. Personally, I like to use coban and then tape over the coban. I also often recommend padding in the small web between the fingers to avoid maceration or wear. Hygiene is very important as a dirty web space will not only smell bad but the skin can get irritated. ...Read more
What are some treatments I can apply to a basketball index-finger injury? Do the pain-relief creams help?
Exercise: First. See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. Stretching exercises often help injuries that are not fractures. ...Read more
Should I see a doctor about my finger injury sprain, or just wait and see if the swelling shrinks by itself?
Depends: It depends if the bone is in good alignment and position so that the ends are together. ...Read more
Hello I had a finger injury (my pinky) & the pulp came off. Now it's healed after 5 weeks but red & tender. No nerve or bone damage. Will I be ok? Numbness? Thahk you for helping me
Most likely: Once it has healed it needs 2 mature. Gradually it will b less tender & look more normal. If not 2 much of the fat was lost it over time look good. Compared 2 ur other fingers it will always have less bulk. B patient, takes months. ...Read more
How long after taking loratab pain medicine is it safe work out? I hurt my finger and was givin loratab for pain but I work out every day. How long after takinh pain medication can I safely work out?
See below: Not wise to work out when taking any medication. ...Read more
Some medication to take for nerve damaage I hurt my finger at work done nerve damage and the last digit on my index finger will not move on its own......I would like to know what I can to to deal with the pain so I can work on moving my injuried finger to
Digit is the word doctors use to mean a finger or a toe. Each finger has several segments, each named a phalanx. The word for more than one phalanx is "phalanges". The joints between each phalanx is called an interphalangeal joint, and the fingers have two interphalangeal joints. The interphalangeal joint that is closer to the fingertip is called the distal interphalageal joint, or dip. The other interphalageal joint is called the proximal interphalageal joint, or pip. At the base of each finger are the knuckles, which doctors call the metacarpal phalangeal joints, or mcp.
It is uncommon for a neurological problem to affect just one dip joint. More commonly, after an injury, this joint becomes fused or a tendon develops a contracture. Examination by a neurologist, hand surgeon, or occupational therapist (the kind of therapists that specialist in the hands) can determine the source of the problem. Once the source is identified, treatments, which might include surgery, other interventions, or medications can be chosen. ...Read more
Yesturday I hurt my finger but I don't know how to tell if I jammed it or sprained or fracshured it?
May Need X-ray: Jamming your finger is a mechanism of an injury. Jamming your finger most likely would cause a soft tissue injury, that is, damage to a ligament, a joint capsule, or a tendon. The only way to determine whether you have a soft tissue injury or a fracture would be for you to have your finger evaluated by a physician and if indicated have it x-rayed. ...Read more
Variation of normal: Deformities are usually variations from normal. Deformities can be acquired such as from trauma or disease, or congenital. Many variations of congenital hand deformities can occur, but are not very common. Deformities from trauma or disease like arthritis are more common. Fractures that heal at an angle can cause deformity. Joint erosions from arthritis can also cause deformities. ...Read more
Today at the store I went to reach for toothpaste on a shelf and got a shock that was big enough that it hurt my finger. Are these kinds of shocks dangerous?
It's just "static" electricity. Generally due to dry conditions. (or rubbing your feet on a thick rug!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more
Unlikely: Sewing needles are solid (they do not hold fluid inside) so it is very unlikely that there was enough fluid/blood in it to cause an infection. The virus is also relatively fragile out of the body so the likelihood of it being infectious for a significant length of time is also very low. ...Read more
I hurt my finger almost 3 months ago, the X-ray showed it wasn't broken. I used a narthec for 3 weeks but it still hurts and is swollen. What can I do?
May have dislocated:
The finger, which either self reduced or was done in the er. These do take up to 6 months to heal and for the swelling/discomfort to go down.
Unless you had a ligament injury which might need to be repaired.
Best thing for you is to see a hand surgeon who can then advise you.
Good luck. ...Read more
I have pains in the tip of my right index finger. It looks normal but the pain is there. I don't remember hurting my finger. Can someone help me.
Neuropathy?: Your doc can tell you if you have a little neuropathy (nerve damage) there, although that's usually numb, not so much painful. That manifests mostly in hands and feet and with diabetics and folks who have had chemo. He/she can treat you. A natural approach is Alpha lipoic acid at high dose. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Five months ago I hurt my finger I went to two different hospitals they took x-rays but nothing seems to be broke finger is still in much pain why?
Don't go to ER: For old injuries, except burdening overcrowded er intent is for acute injuries, now you go to hand injuries specialist, like orthopedic or hand surgeon for complete evaluation and treatment, you may have nerve injury or a joint injury may nor show in ordinary x-rays. ...Read more
I hurt my finger, hit by a basketball, very swollen, dark colour, I can hardly move it. Went for x ray, in a splint, results tomorrow. What do u think?
Ice: Elevate and keep it cool to decrease swelling and good luck tomorrow. ...Read more
I hurt my finger. I don/t know if it's sprained or not. How can I tell? It's kinda purple and its swollen and stiff. (I hurt my index finger)
Finger: It could be a finger sprain. It's not clear how it was injured. Did something fall on it or did you fall or did something else happen? When did it happen? If it was less than a week ago, then this could normal healing. It could also be something else such as a fracture. So it depends on how and when this injury occurred. X-rays would help determine if there has been a fracture. ...Read more
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