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Can I exercise with stitches in my finger

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Concern not worry: Sometimes color changes a bit when tissue has been robbed of it's blood supply. I would not worry unless you developed signs of infection such as red ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience General Surgery
Redness or drainage: If there is significant redness, drainage or the pain seems to be getting worse, see your surgeon to determine if the sutures are infected.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
12 hours best: If stitches are needed they are best within 12 hours to minimize infection. Clean it with antiseptic and keep it covered in the meantime.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Cut: If the wound pulls apart and bleeds it needs stitches.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
OT consult!: I suggest your doctors order a full home health consultation with Occupational Therapy and probably Physical Therapy and a wound nurse! Stat! You hav ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Obtain MD clearance: The short answer is, "yes". But it depends upon the specifics of your wound severity. You should protect the wound from further injury, debris, dirt, ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
36 years experience Rheumatology
? carpal tunnel : Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common cause of this type of complaint, but numerous other causes are possible. You can try using a resting wrist ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
6 weeks: But ask your surgeon, the repair might havebeen extensive.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
As needed: Whenever it gets wet or dirty, or about every 3 days usually acceptable.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Finger fractures in general may be splinted for 2-6 weeks, depending on the type and extent of your injury. Not only can there be injury to bone but a ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Wait till edema: Subsides , trigger finger surgery is simple out patient surgery , edema will delay the wound healing.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Swimming stitches: You may want to wrap it in a bandage not knowing what your pool looks like but you should be fine.
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A male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Cut nerve in hand: I cut the nerves and tendon below my forearm. How long will I be without use of my hand I work with y hands? ANS: there are many nerves in forearm. So ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Finger Dislocation: John, you ought to get an X-ray just to make sure you didn't break a small piece of bone off which will make the healing longer and potentially decrea ... Read More
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A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Lenk
27 years experience Neurology
Have it checked: The pins & needles may be a sign that the arthritis is causing irritation of the spine itselt, or the nerves coming out of the spine. From the de ... Read More
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Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: It is most likely due to neck muscle spasm and will probably respond to warm heat to the back of the neck as this may be causing referred pain into ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
No: You should go see an orthopedic hand surgeon. If you cut the tendons completely, they will not grow back together and you'll have decreased use of you ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trriger finger: Most likely what you have, you have to go to a hand surgeon to look at it and help you.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain in snuffbox: When you say impact, do you mean you fell on an out-stretched hand? Or impact like a direct blow? If you fell , yes you could have a broken bone. Tha ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Margaret Gourlay
22 years experience Family Medicine
Knuckle cracking: Although knuckle-cracking has never been shown to cause arthritis, it is possible to strain ligaments when you pull on the fingers so hard. The crack ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sure: If you're incision has healed and not very sensitive then using an exersise ball should be fine and prob. Helpful.Good luck!
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
When wound heals: Wound should take 10-14 days to completely heal. Seafood puts you at risk for unusual infections such as mycobacterium marinium so wait until wound ha ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
29 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes: Try to leave the splint alone, keep your hand elevated, clean & dry.
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