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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.

Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.

Finger splint: It sounds like you have either a mallet finger, or trigger finger. My orthopedist tried me on these oval 8 finger splints and my trigger fingers on both hands got better after a few weeks of wearing them. You can either see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis, or look for "finger splint" in ebay and try them out. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Ryan Johnson
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
6 years in practice
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Little finger pinky is a little numb just came on what treatment should I do thanks?

Dr. Ryan Johnson
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
6 years in practice
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Little finger pinky is a little numb just came on what treatment should I do thanks?

Finger numbness: There are at least 2 broad categories of why your fingers wound be numb: blood flow or nerve related. It depends on which one it is for definite treatment. Vascular could be caused by poor circulation. If nerve related it would be the ulnar nerve impingement typically at the medial side elbow or at the wrist "Guyon's canal". There are other reasons too depending on the clinical setting. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. John Rowlett
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
32 years in practice
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Bite, not punctured, more like a scrape the size of the top of your pinky finger; by a dog. Vaccinated, but period expires in 12 days. Seek treatment?

Dr. John Rowlett
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Bite, not punctured, more like a scrape the size of the top of your pinky finger; by a dog. Vaccinated, but period expires in 12 days. Seek treatment?

No: If the dog is current and the wound is doing okay, nothing else has to be done; if it gets red, streaking, fever, painful, have someone take a look ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What's a good treatment for wrist strain causing pain , on pinky finger side. ?

Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What's a good treatment for wrist strain causing pain , on pinky finger side. ?

Cold pack, but...: Was there a fall or other trauma? If so, please see a doctor for evaluation and possible X-ray. A "sprained wrist"often turns out to be a fracture. A cold pack applied to the area will help with swelling and pain. Do not apply ice directly to the skin, and use the cold pack for about 5 minutes ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. John Rhoades
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Slammed pinky finger 5 wks ago. Impact was on outer side around middle joint. No treatment. Now inner side of joint hurts, is red, not easy to bend.Y?

Dr. John Rhoades
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Slammed pinky finger 5 wks ago. Impact was on outer side around middle joint. No treatment. Now inner side of joint hurts, is red, not easy to bend.Y?

Best to have exam: Although it has been 5 weeks since the injury, an exam is still advisable. IF there was a fx, then splinting may still be advised. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
Board Certified, Phlebology
42 years in practice
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What is the treatment for a broken blood vessel in my finger?

Dr. John Landi
Board Certified, Phlebology
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What is the treatment for a broken blood vessel in my finger?

Ice and pressure: Symptomatic treatment would be ice to the area and compression wrapping with an ace bandage. More importantly, however, is why is this happening to you? Is this do to an injury or to taking blood thinners or do to an underlying blood clotting problem? If symptomatic treatment doesn't help then you should see a hematologist for a clotting evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
35 years in practice
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
49 years in practice
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I have fractured my pinky finger. There is 20deg displacement of the bone above the joint. Joint is in place no dislocation there? What treatment ?

Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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I have fractured my pinky finger. There is 20deg displacement of the bone above the joint. Joint is in place no dislocation there? What treatment ?

It depends on many-: -things. Can Be any where from nothing 2 closed reduction & cast or closed reduction and pining 2 open reduction with internal fixation.It also ddepends on the type of fracture. Cominuted (more than two pieces), as well as if you are satisfied with the position it is in, & is there a rotational deformity & where is the fracture. Metacarpal or 1 of the 3 phlangies. Best see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Gutman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
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Broke my pinky 6mo. ago; xray show bone fragments at 2nd joint. Never got treatment. Swelling and pain are gone but finger feels fragile.What do I do?

Dr. Joseph Gutman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Broke my pinky 6mo. ago; xray show bone fragments at 2nd joint. Never got treatment. Swelling and pain are gone but finger feels fragile.What do I do?

Well...: You should see a hand specialist, this may lead to Arthritic changes as you grow older. Do not panic. And be pro-active ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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I want treatment of finger clubbing , please suggest me .

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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I want treatment of finger clubbing , please suggest me .

Fingers Clubbing: You may not be able to improve this. But, stopping smoking has got to be the first and most important answer. ...Read more

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