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How do I know if I sprained my finger

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Mostly with time: Ice, immobilization and early protected range of motion will help treat the symptoms of a finger sprain, as will nsaid's and steroids. What the joint... Read More

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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
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Pain: Pain, swelling, bruising, stiffness. Have it evaluated and make sure it is not fractured.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Pain: Pain, swelling, tenderness. I would not hesitate to be seen to make sure it is not a fracture or more serious injury as well.
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Finger sprain: Rest, ice , pain killer , buddy strapping of two fingers can be done . If not improving see physician .
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Early motion: It is important not to immobilize a finger sprain for too long as the finger can get stiff quickly. I would suggest getting your finger moving, avoidi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
4-6 weeks: The finger joints are brown to sprain and because the anatomy of it takes a while to heal and some leave some stiffness.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: It depends on the particular injury. See your doctor.
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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4-6 weeks: maybe more, depending on the extent of the injury. I suggest a PT evaluation and orthopedic consultation.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ligaments: A sprain is where you fully or partially tear the ligaments supporting the finger joint. A fracture is a broken bone. A dislocation is when the fing... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Next finger, lightly: For a simple sprain, it is usual to "buddy tape" it to the next finger. Loosely tape it to support the injured finger and give support and comfort. ... Read More

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