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How can you help heel a jammed or broken finger?

How can you help heel a jammed or broken finger?

Get X-ray and see MD: Proper diagnosis and treatment (splint, tape, or possible surgery) may be necessary for best long-term outcome. Self-diagnosis and non-treatment often leads to permanent loss of function and later arthritis problems in the damaged digit. The person who treats themself has a fool for a patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Finger Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a break in the normal continuity of the cortex of the bone; it is described as a finger fracture when it involves the digits ...Read more


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How can you tape a broken thumb?

How can you tape a broken thumb?

Difficult: Certain finger and toe fractures can be treated with taping. The taping is usually done from one finger to the next. This cannot be done with the thumb as there is no finger next to it. Thumb fractures are best treated in the splint or cast. ...Read more

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Help, what treatments can I use to heal a broken or jammed toe?

Help, what treatments can I use to heal a broken or jammed toe?

If broken: You need to know if the joint is affected as those toes may need surgical repair. A jammed toe could possibly be unnamed but again you want to know if any fractures prior to performing the "un jamming". Best to see foot doc. ...Read more

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How can I splint a knuckle injury?

How can I splint a knuckle injury?

Depends: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Finger fracture or sprain. How can I tell?

Finger fracture or sprain. How can I tell?

Get an xray: Xrays are really the only way to tell for sure. See your local orthopaedics surgeon. ...Read more

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Sprained or broken finger. How can I tell?

Sprained or broken finger. How can I tell?

Can't really tell: You can't really tell for sure without an x-ray. Some sprains can be so painful that it mimics a fracture. However, if you have a fracture and it is not fixed properly, it can lead to permanent dysfunction of the joint or nerve injury (e.g. Pain). ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken thumb?

How can you treat a broken thumb?

Depends on fracture : The treatment of a thumb fracture depends on the fracture type. Some require surgery, some do not. Best to see an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays. ...Read more

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How can you heal a broken wrist?

How can you heal a broken wrist?

Immobilize: This is a strange question. Are you sure that it is broken? Fractures involving the wrist can be complicated and lead to permanent pain and disability so it is imperative that you seek proper evaluation and treatment. In other words, go see your family doctor or a hand specialist without delay! ...Read more

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How can you heal a broken toe?

How can you heal a broken toe?

See below: Splint the toes together to decrease motion. You just need to wait should take 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How can you fix a broken thumb?

How can you fix a broken thumb?

Many ways: It depends on the type of thumb fracture that you have. Some require immobilization only, others are best served with fixation with pins or plates and screws. If you have a thumb fracture, please see an orthopedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays to make sure your fracture is treated appropriately. ...Read more

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How can I heel a injured finger nail?

How can I heel a injured finger nail?

Fingernail: First , as doctors , we need to see the injury . Some injuries require a lot of help while others do not. There is just no substitute for the physical evaluation . A dermatologist or podiatrist can help here . ...Read more

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How can you know if your toe is broken or jammed?

How can you know if your toe is broken or jammed?

You need an x-ray.: To find out if it is fractured or not, you will need to have it professionally evaluated. You will need x-rays taken to determine if it is broken or if it is just bruised or sprained. ...Read more

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How could you splint a broken pinky finger?

How could you splint a broken pinky finger?

Buddy Tape: It depends on where the finger is broken. If there is a fracture of the small finger bones (phalanges) treatment is often as simple as taping the finger to the ring finger. If there is any rotational deformity or articular involvement this must be corrected and occasionally warrants surgical intervention. ...Read more

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How can I know if my finger is sprained, jammed or fractured?

How can I know if my finger is sprained, jammed or fractured?

Finger pointing: The only way to know for sure is have your finger imaged. X-ray would be the easiest. Spraining and jamming can be minor to severe and can make you think your finger is fractured. ...Read more

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How can you care for a bruised thumb nail?

How can you care for a bruised thumb nail?

If you have blood un: If you have blood under the nail it should be evacuated by your doctor to remove the blood. ...Read more

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How can you cope with a broken wrist?

How can you cope with a broken wrist?

Be patient: A broken wrist will eventually heal. It is the position in which it heals that we are most concerned about. Once the fracture is stable enough, range of motion exercises should begin. Try using your upper limb as normally as possible. Your doctor and physical therapist will guide you through the recovery process. It can take up to a year to reach maximal recovery, so be patient. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have a muscle sprain or hairline fracture in pinky finger?

How to tell if you have a muscle sprain or hairline fracture in pinky finger?

Xray: Xray could pick up a fracture but not always. Could be hard to differentiate. Either way should get better with immobilization, ice. ...Read more

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Please tell me what treatments can I use to heal a broken or jammed toe?

Please tell me what treatments can I use to heal a broken or jammed toe?

See below.: Initially, apply ice and elevate. If severe or persistent, see podiatrist to get proper diagnosis. Often in uncomplicated, non-displaced breaks, the toe can be splinted or taped to the next toe. Wear a loose fitting or open toed shoe. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my finger is jammed or fractured?

How can I tell if my finger is jammed or fractured?

X-ray: The only way to know for sure if something is fractured is to get an x-ray. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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