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should i see a doctor for a sprained finger

A 34-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 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 member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Springer
50 years experience Sports Medicine
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.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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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