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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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