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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.

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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What's a good treatment for wrist strain causing pain , on pinky finger side. ?

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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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Verify that it's a wart. There are many types and they look different.
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If OTC treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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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 ?

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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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Finger warts can appear to resolve after tx, but then reoccur
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HPV virus causes warts, is contagious; Cover when present
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Most dermatologists recommend teat warts as soon as they appear
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What is the treatment for a broken blood vessel in my finger?

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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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Apply salicylic acid to wart
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Pare down the wart
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Follow-up with dermatologist if not improving
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I have two small warts on my fingers. Please suggest some medicine or home treatment.?

I have two small warts on my fingers. Please suggest some medicine or home treatment.?

Usually leave alone: Warts often disappear on their own. I frown on home treatment because I have seen the disasters cause by this. If one does not know what they are doing, harm can come. There are tendons and joints on the fingers and they can be harmed. See a doctor and get the warts either injected, frozen, chemically treated or even perhaps :"burned" or lasered off or other treatment. Dermatologist r the 1. ...Read more

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