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Do I need to see a doctor if I have sprained finger

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
How do you know?: How do you know it's sprained? Sprains tend to look and feel very much broken bones. If you suspect you have a sprained finger, it is worth getting it ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: If the pain is severe/debilitating, or if there is gross instability of the finger, or if there is significant redness and/or swelling, then i would r ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Maybe Nothing: It depends on if it's truly a sprain. Some sprains are severe enough to need a splint. Others just get buddy taped, iced and nsaid's. Hard to tell ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Instability: If the joint is just sore and mildly swollen then no. If the joint is unstable and has pain with stressing of the joint, or is lacking range of motion ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: Thumb injuries should be taken seriously. See your primary care doc and if he thinks it needs further attention he or she will refer you to a hand sur ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Bump: We need a more descriptive description of your lesion to help you. Please write back or with a picture.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Usually: One needs more specific information. When was it injured and what type of injury was sustained? When in doubt, have an orthopedist evaluate the proble ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Whittam
14 years experience Pediatric Urology
Possibly: Phimosis is the tightening of the foreskin making it painful or impossible to retract the foreskin. I recommend seeing your primary md to see if your ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Three choices: 1) Primary Care doctor opinion 2) Dermatologist opinion 3) Plastic Surgeon opinion - if you are concerned by the scar appearance, this specialist woul ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James McClurg
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The : The real question is how disabling is your pain? Problems such as locking of your knee, giving way, painful grinding or popping, inability to bear wei ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: At least let him/her know your concerns.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Rectal prolapse: It is unusual to have a rectal prolapse at your age but I would let a doctor have a look so that you get a correct diagnosis
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trigger finger: Sometimes surgery is required. A cortisone injection may relieve the problem without surgery.
A female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Best to see Dr. but: I don't know why you can't see a doctor. Even if you are young you should be able to go to Planned Parenthood. The safest choice is RU486 which is 95 ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Fracture/ Break: A medical examination, history and X-rays are needed to accurately diagnose a fracture/ break in most cases.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes especially : For a common injury to the mcp joint an ulnar or radial collateral ligament. While splinting may be used for some of these others with a complete rupt ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgeon: If you need a joint fusion, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the area of the body or the joint in question.
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Yes: You might need a dnc.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
See a doctor: See a hand specialist. Thumb is very important, and should not be neglected.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If it has been 48 hr: It is probably a good idea particularly if it is not getting better and you are having trouble bearing weight or walking. Initially try ice, nsaids, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hubert Lee
10 years experience Podiatry
It depends: Some fractures of the foot can be treated with a rigid surgical shoe or walking boot. But depending on the bone, location, and severity of the fractur ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot o ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Wrist pain: Does not have to be accompanied by swelling discoloration or stiffness. Tendinitis joint problems. Soft tissue cysts can be present and cause pain but ... Read More

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