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Broken Pinky Finger Treatment
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 moreA doctor will see you now ›
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 moreA doctor will see you now ›
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?
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 moreA doctor will see you now ›
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 moreA doctor will see you now ›
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 moreA doctor will see you now ›
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?
Is there any treatment/relief for arthriis in the fingers? Mine are crooked and painful sometimes even waking me at night.
Many treatments: First choice for garden variety "arthur" itis is generally acetaminophen. Next choice is non steroidal antiinflammatory drug such as ibuprofen. After that there are a wide variety of medications which can be tried. Some have potential side effects. Hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, injections of steroids, topical agents, glucosamine / chondroitin, narcotics, etc. ...Read moreA doctor will see you now ›
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