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How do I know if my finger is sprained from typing and needs splint?

How do I know if my finger is sprained from typing and needs splint?

Sprain from working: Sprain from working will happen on long term basis, micro trauma, the sprain cause some swelling and pain, the finger could tilt toward the outside and also will be the index finger r or l depend if you r or lhanded. Thank you. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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Do you have to put a splint on a sprained finger?

Do you have to put a splint on a sprained finger?

No but helpful : A simple finger sprain can heal without splinting, however, a splint can help provide greater support of the finger. ...Read more

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What is the point of splinting a sprained finger?

What is the point  of splinting a sprained finger?

Immoblization: A sprain is usually meant to imply a stretching or tear of a soft tissue structure such as a ligament. So you want to allow that structure to rest and repair itself. If it is constantly moving this will be harder and inefficient. Hence immobilization is done. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of splinting a sprained finger?

What's the purpose of splinting a sprained finger?

Finger splint: To lessen mobility of finger & reduce discomfort, so that it can heal faster. ...Read more

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With a sprained finger or torn ligament, do I need to keep it in a splint?

With a sprained finger or torn ligament, do I need to keep it in a splint?

This may depend on : the finger involved and as to exactly what specific type of injury that was sustained. The most common type of splinting for simple injuries is buddy taping where one finger is taped to the adjacent one for stability but still allow for range of motion to avoid stiffness. See you doctor for an opinion. ...Read more

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The doctor said I have a badly sprained finger and said to keep a splint on it how long should I keep it on?

The doctor said I have a badly sprained finger and said to keep a splint on it how long should I keep it on?

It depend: Sprain as you know have three grade 1-2-3-three is the worst. I would suggest 2 weeks of splinting and how it go. ...Read more

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I sprained my index finger on Saturday and on Sunday I Googled my symptoms and it comes up with a sprained finger, I brought a finger splint today, I can still move it, and the pain is subsiding a bit now. Just wondering how long should I keep it on? Also

I sprained my index finger on Saturday and on Sunday I Googled my symptoms and it comes up with a sprained finger, I brought a finger splint today, I can still move it, and the pain is subsiding a bit now. Just wondering how long should I keep it on?
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Keep moving: The movement is definitely a good thing. You don't want to completely NOT move it for a week because that will cause unnecessary stiffness and likely cause the healing to be longer than it would normally. Typically somewhere between 5-7 days depending on how the finger is feeling. It's not an exact science. And just so you know, I can't see the last part of your question on here- sorry! Good luck! ...Read more

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Sprained my finger playing basketball and I have it in a splint now. Is that the best way to protect it or should I buddy tape it?

It depends: There are several injuries that can occur from impact injuries commonly seen in basketball. Buddy tapping is helpful for collateral ligament injuries of your joints and splinting is helpful for mallet or extensor injuries. ...Read more

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Index finger pain. Typing hurts..How to prevent it?

Index finger pain. Typing hurts..How to prevent it?

Act. modification: It sounds like you have exertional tendonitis or possibly early so called trigger finger(another type of tendonitis) it could also be arthritis or a number of other diagnosis if activity modification and nsaids don't help i would see your local hand surgeon for an evaluation which should include x-rays. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more