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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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I have had a sprained finger for 10 weeks now. How long does it usually take to heal?

I have had a sprained finger for 10 weeks now. How long does it usually take to heal?

See: Orthopedic hand surgeon. Sprains generally take less time to heal and you may be making it worse if using it. ...Read more

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Sprain (Definition)

Sprain is also known as Sprains and strains. 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


Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
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How long should it take a sprained finger to heal? I sprained my middle and ring finger of my left hand in the middle of november. It's now the middle of january and it still hurts as much as it did in nov. I've been wrapping the two fingers together an

How long should it take a sprained finger to heal? I sprained my middle and ring finger of my left hand in the middle of november.  It's now the middle of january and it still hurts as much as it did in nov.  I've been wrapping the two fingers together an

Sprains: Are sometimes difficult things to treat, and may take longer to heal, than a fracture. Did you take x-rays? Are you sure that it was only a sprain. Sometimes proper evaluation is the way to go. Get someone to take a look for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Francine Yep
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How much time does a sprained finger take to heal?

How much time does a sprained finger take to heal?

4-6 weeks: A very bad sprained finger can take up to 4-6 weeks to heal. If your finger still hurts a lot after 2 weeks, go see your doc to check for possible stress fracture. Each week you should feel better, be able to move your finger more. If your finger stops improving or gets worse, you should see your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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How can you heal a sprained finger?

How can you heal a sprained finger?

Many things to do. : A sprained finger usually responds well to rest and splinting. Additionally, anti inflammatory medications and ice can also help. If the pain persists, see your family doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Natalie Sieb
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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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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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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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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What are the symptoms of a sprained finger?

Pain, swelling: Pain, swelling and impaired funciton.

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Sign of a sprained finger?

Sign of a sprained finger?

Pain.: Pain at the joint, swelling, difficulty with moving your finger. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Stuart Springer
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What can be done for a sprained finger?

What can be done for a sprained finger?

Rest: Rest, warm compresses, splinting it by itself or buddy-taping to the one next to it and Aspirin or advil if tolerated and is painful. ...Read more

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