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How long is it supposed to it take for a jammed finger to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a jammed finger to heal?

Long time: A jammed finger is a significant injury to a small joint. They are almost dislocations with partial tearing of ligaments and swelling of the joint. They can take 6-12 months to heal. They usually feel a lot better in a few weeks, but can remain swollen for a long time. If you have not regained full motion by 4-6 weeks, you should see a hand surgeon or hand therapist. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a jammed finger to heal ? My finger cracked as it was being jammed. Does the cracking sound mean that my finger is broken?

How long will it take for a jammed finger to heal ? My finger cracked as it was being jammed. Does the cracking sound mean that my finger is broken?

Not necessarily -: -but if it is really swollen & is very painful or is not pointing in the direction Ur others do, or seams crooked, best 2 B Cn by an orthopedic surgeon. If it's broken or slightly dislocated, this can have life long consequences. Better safe than being told later "U should have come in right away ". ...Read more

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How long does a jammed finger last?

How long does a jammed finger last?

Finger: Could be a week to 10 days. Use warm hand soaks and while soaking exercise the finger to help move fluid and reduce swelling. When not soaking exercise gently by open and closing the hand. ...Read more

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What should I do about a jammed finger?

What should I do about a jammed finger?

I think so: When jam your finger, you could tear a ligament or break a bone or damage the cartilage that could to permanent stiffness.. Go and check it out. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help a jammed finger?

Is there a way to help a jammed finger?

X-Ray + time: You can't tell a jammed or sprained finger from a broken finger just by looking. You need an x-ray. Even if you can move it, it may still be broken. Treatment for a sprain is very different from a fracture. Get it checked out. If x-ray is negative, then time will usually heal the finger, but it may take 6 months or more to feel better. ...Read more

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How do I treat a severely jammed finger?

How do I treat a severely jammed finger?

Jammed finger: You need to make sure that there is no fracture nor any significant ligament or tendon injury. Check with your doctor to find out for sure. If diagnosis is correct, range of motion exercises are extremely important. Modalities to reduce swelling include ice, elevation, and nsaids. Heat helps warm up and loosen joint aiding in range of motion. ...Read more

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How much time does a jammed finger hurt?

How much time does a jammed finger hurt?

Depends: Depending on the extent of the injury, it is not uncommon to last for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What should I do with a bad jammed finger?

What should I do with a bad jammed finger?

Jammed finger: Most finger joints remain sore and swollen for some time. A period of splinting in the straight posisiton for a weeek, accompanied by over the counter napsosyn will usually clear it up. ...Read more

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What is the proper way to tape a jammed finger?

What is the proper way to tape a jammed finger?

Buddy tape: Taping is usually not terribly effective for a " jammed finger", but when we do tape them, we will typically buddy tape the finger to the one beside it. This involves using two thin strips of tape and taping your injured finger to the one next to it above and below the injured joint. This allows you to still move it, but offers some limited support. ...Read more

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What should I do for a jammed finger I have iced it so far

What should I do for a jammed finger I have iced it so far

Most : Most jammed fingers are "sprains"--that is, torn ligaments around the "second" knuckle known as the proximal interphalangeal joint. Most of them are stable and heal well. For the typical sprain, a week of rest in a splint and early motion with "buddy taping" work quite well. Some minor swelling and aching with weather changes, however, may last for years. However, not all finger injuries are simple sprains. High grade sprains can cause instability and may require repair. These are relatively rare, but do need to be addressed. Small fractures can also occur. Most of them are not significant and we treat them the same as simple sprains. However, just last week, i had to pin a finger with a tiny fracture that caused rotation of the finger to where it overlapped its neighbor. Tendon injuries can also occur. If the far knuckle (distal interphalangeal joint) is injured, you can have a mallet finger--where the tip doesn't come straight. Those need to be kept straight for several weeks to get the tendon to heal or another deformity can occur, called a swan neck deformity. At the proximal interphalangeal joint, the exensor tendon can rupture, causing a boutonniere deformity. These can be difficult to diagnose in a fresh injury and i usually re-examine my patients about 2 weeks after injury to make sure they don't develop one. While most tendon injuries, when they occur, involve the extensors, flexor tendon injuries can occur as well. These are much more serious and can affect grip. An injury called a "jersey finger" (sometimes "rugger jersey finger") needs to be repaired most of the time. Any significant finger injury should be evaluated by a physician, preferably a hand surgeon. X-rays will show a fracture and careful examination of the structures can find any associated injuries. ...Read more

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