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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Hand exercises: Some basic hand exercises include squeezing an old tennis ball or racquet ball; and opening the hand with a rubber band (or similar item) around the t ... Read More
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Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Gentle...: Once your symptoms start to improve, you should start trying to increase your motion, but gently. Increase the motion as tolerated. Once you have re ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Hand fall: Physical therapy , after clearance by an orthopedic surgeon.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
Give it time: You want to make sure the joints don't get stiff. Keep the fingers moving. You can try buddy taping for comfort. Get an xray to make sure it is just a ... Read More
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Must be patient: Sprains of the hand, especially sprains of the small joints of the fingers, are typically stiff and sore for a number of months-it sometimes takes a y ... Read More
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest, ice&immobilize: Rest and immobilization with a splint is good initial treatment for a hand sprain. Ice and nsaid's will help with pain and inflammation. The best trea ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Make sure it is a sprain. Then do tendon gliding exercises, paraffin baths, swelling control and eventual strengthening.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
Probably Not: Sprains usually come from some type of injury. Typing can cause overuse injuries such as tendinitis. Try rest, ice and over the counter anti inflammat ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
?: Not sure what your question is but see a hand surgeon for an xray.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
It should be fine: Unless you are running on your hands running should have no effect. If it causes pain consider a lightweight brace.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
I believe U have it!: I would see my pcp or if you have access, see an orthopedist. It just makes sense.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Ice: And elevation with compression range of motion, moist heat, paraffin...
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Rest: Time, ice, anti inflammatories.

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