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Fractured Finger Knuckle Joint Heal
Many months: The crack in the bone itself heals in 6 weeks, but the swelling, stiffness and pain can last for many months. That's because it involves a delicate joint and because we can't help but use our fingers throughout the day and that keeps it aggravated. If your symptoms are still beyond what you'd expect, consider getting checked for a torn tendon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Help heal metacarpal fracture to left middle finger knuckle. Xray says small fracture and dr says nothing to do. Just wait. 1 month still really hurts?
See a physician: You may want to get another opinion. At your age i would expect the fracture pain to improve significantly after 2 - 3 weeks. Therefore, there may be something else going on, or the fracture may be more severe than thought, or it may not be healing. Sometimes, if range of motion (therapy) is not instituted in a timely fashion, pain can also result from that. ...Read more
Hurt dipj/phalanx of index finger playing bball. 5 weeks & still swollen, pain. Dr thinks fracture & says let heal. Concerned with no pinch strength & intense pressure in joint when tip pressed. Help.
??: "he thinks fracture" would be better if he knew one way or another ?Did they do xrays that being said it takes quite a while fro fractures to heal and even nonbroken fingers can hurt for a good long time smokers heal slower and so do people with low vitd levels discuss all of theis with your treating doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: A fractured finger needs to be evaluated by a doctor with experience with these kinds of injuries. Some seemingly innocent finger fractures can have long-lasting negative results. If it is truly minor, a simple finger splint may be appropriate or even just buddy taping the finger to an uninjured neighbor. ...Read more
I have a fractured finger and my doctor used the method of taping it with the finger next to it with tape, can that cut the circulation of blood to it?
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