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

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
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
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Always best: It is always best to confirm the diagnosis by seeing a doctor. Proper treatment can also be discussed. There are many examples of people assuming th... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
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
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: Depend on what was injured, he will probably check range of motion and satiability and my get an exray to look for an assocated fracture. If not pre... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fracture/ Break: A medical examination, history and X-rays are needed to accurately diagnose a fracture/ break in most cases.
A member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It depend: Sprain as you know have three grade 1-2-3-three is the worst. I would suggest 2 weeks of splinting and how it go.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Ice and early motion: It is important to find out if the finger is sprained and not broken. The only way to know for sure is to get an x-ray. Once a fracture is ruled out,... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Many things to do. : A sprained finger usually responds well to rest and splinting. Additionally, anti inflammatory medications and ice can also help. If the pain persists... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Springer
Sports Medicine 51 years experience
Rest: Rest, warm compresses, splinting it by itself or buddy-taping to the one next to it and Aspirin or advil (ibuprofen) if tolerated and is painful.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Pain and swelling: A finger sprain is an injury involving the supporting structures of joint. The joint capsule and ligaments, provide stability to the joint. In a spr... Read More

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