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Broken pinky finger healing time

A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Carr
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Only 1 way...: If there is still pain, deformity, or reduced range of motion, you should have a physical exam and evaluation may include further imaging. If no pain,... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Finger splint: It sounds like you have either a mallet finger, or trigger finger. My orthopedist tried me on these oval 8 finger splints and my trigger fingers on bo... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cold pack, but...: Was there a fall or other trauma? If so, please see a doctor for evaluation and possible X-ray. A "sprained wrist"often turns out to be a fracture. A... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Get a diagnosis: The first step in treating any problem is to get a diagnosis. The most common reason for this finger getting numb is a pinched nerve ( usually at the... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Rowlett
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
No: If the dog is current and the wound is doing okay, nothing else has to be done; if it gets red, streaking, fever, painful, have someone take a look
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Best to have exam: Although it has been 5 weeks since the injury, an exam is still advisable. IF there was a fx, then splinting may still be advised.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: It varies based in part on the stability of the fracture. Some fractures can be reduced and held well in a cast or splint or even just buddy taped to... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Probably Normal: It depends on how long after you are awake it takes your pinky and little finger to feel "normal" again (no tingling). Carpal tunnel Syndrome diagnosi... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Well...: You should see a hand specialist, this may lead to Arthritic changes as you grow older. Do not panic. And be pro-active
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Varies: Make sure that your finger joint has been relocated. Then it takes a while to heal. Try not to stress your joint. It will heal.

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