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I hurt my finger at football, now it's numb above the injury. What could be wrong?

I hurt my finger at football, now it's numb above the injury. What could be wrong?

Swelling: This sounds like swelling above the initial site of the injury. This could be from a number of conditions. Try some nsaids and if this does not improve the condition talk to your local provider. ...Read more

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I think I have a mallet finger from playing football. What should I do?

I think I have a mallet finger from playing football. What should I do?

Orthopedic hand MD.: See an orthopedic specialist who focuses on hand and finger. You may require surgery, depending on what the specialist determines. ...Read more

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I was hit on my right index finger with a football this morning. It is still numb?

I was hit on my right index finger with a football this morning. It is still numb?

Probably jammed it: Same thing as a sprain. Think of a sprained ankle. Any movable joint is subject to being sprained if you bend it too far. Get a finger cot at pharmacy if it doesn't look too bad. As swelling goes down the numbness will resolve too. ...Read more

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I sprinted my finger 4 days ago it's still kinda sore and very swollen, I have football game on Thursday of next week I was wondering if it is safe.

I sprinted my finger 4 days ago it's still kinda sore and very swollen, I have football game on Thursday of next week I was wondering if it is safe.

Not: Quite. It is safer to allow sprains or strains enough rest time to heal to prevent further injury or delay healing. May be 2 weeks if pain and swelling resolved ...Read more

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Can I still play football with a broken finger?

Can I still play football with a broken finger?

POssibly, it depend: Upon the type, location and severity of the injury. But don't do what one division 2 player did a few years ago, he chose amputation to get back into the game sooner rather than surgery for a fracture http://usatoday30.Usatoday. Com/sports/college/football/2008-10-13-wikre-pinky_n.Htm. ...Read more

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My son broke his finger. H e will require pins in it. Can the finger be casted and allow him to play football.

My son broke his finger. H e will require pins in it. Can the finger be casted and allow him to play football.

No: Allow the finger to heal first. It is likely in addition to the pins, he will have a cast. It is difficult to see a talented kid sitting out because of a fractured finger. Talk to his orthopedic doctor or his plastic surgeon for advice. Make sure the finger is well healed before returning to contact sports. ...Read more

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2 yrs ago I injured my left ring finger playing flag football and it never straightened out, can an osteotomy still be done?

2 yrs ago I injured my left ring finger playing flag football and it never straightened out, can an osteotomy still be done?

It depends: Finger deformity after an injury can be a boney malunion, a soft tissue problem only or a combination of the two. Osteotomy will help a malunion but not fix the problem if it is purely a soft tissue problem (mallet finger, swan neck deformity, etc.). If the diagnosis is malunion then an osteotomy can usually be performed. If the injury is in the joint then the problem is much more complex. ...Read more

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I played football 2 or 3 weeks ago and tweaked my ring finger. Now it bothers me when I type. Not sure if its just a spraign or something worse?

I played football 2 or 3 weeks ago and tweaked my ring finger. Now it bothers me when I type. Not sure if its just a spraign or something worse?

Suggest exam/ xray: If your finger is still giving you problems after 3 weeks I would
suggest an exam and possible xray
you may have a small fracture or possible tendon or ligamentous
injury. ...Read more

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My left ring finger is swollen due to heat football, I can't make it straight properly what shall I do?

My left ring finger is swollen due to heat football, I can't make it straight properly what shall I do?

ER-now: Possible joint infection or inflammation- go to ER or urgent care center now and get it tratment and xrayed ...Read more

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My finger knucle is hard to bend. I fractured it during football. And had a splint of it for about a month. But its hard to bend it. Is this bad?

My finger knucle is hard to bend. I fractured it during football. And had a splint of it for about a month. But its hard to bend it. Is this bad?

Finger fracture: The stiffness is probably from not moving it for a month. Talk with your doctor about getting hand therapy. ...Read more

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Swollen finger after catching football awkwardly. Two months ago. Swelling improved over 1st month but finger still sore. Does it take weeks/months?

Swollen finger after catching football awkwardly. Two months ago. Swelling improved over 1st month but finger still sore. Does it take weeks/months?

Fracture healing: If you broke the finger, it could definitely still be sore. Bones take 6 weeks to heal, typically. If it wasn't splinted all that time, it will take longer. If it was a soft-tissue injury, like a ligament/tendon injury, that could be tender for several weeks as well. It would be a good idea to see a doctor if you are having trouble with your range of motion. Good luck. ...Read more

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The middle knuckle on my middle finger has been swollen for over two months; should I do anything about it? I jammed it when trying to catch a football. The entire finger got really swollen and purple, but it went away after a day or two. The knuckle ho

As: As noted, you need an proper examination and plain xrays. The possiblities include a fracture of the metacarpal bone underneath that joint or perhaps ligament injuries (either structures called collateral ligaments or saggital hood).

Many of these things can be treated easily if diagnosed early -. ...Read more

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A few months ago I jammed my middle finger catching a football incorrectly. I was cracking my knuckles resently and had an intense pain in that spot?

A few months ago I jammed my middle finger catching a football incorrectly. I was cracking my knuckles resently and had an intense pain in that spot?

X-rays: Hi!
Injuries like this can sometimes cause small fractures (broken bones), torn/strained tendons, or torn/sprained ligaments. X-rays are a good first step, and a primary care physician (either here on HealthTap or in person) can help arrange that for you. ...Read more

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Hi, went to a football game it was around 48 degree and my fingers were so cold my nails turned blue with gloves and my feet went numb and got heavy?

Hi, went to a football game it was around 48 degree and my fingers were so cold my nails turned blue with gloves and my feet went numb and got heavy?

This may be raynaud's syndrome.: Raynaud's may cause vasoconstriction of the artery in response to cold. When it warms up you may have some discomfort as well. This can occur in response a cold or emotional stress. It may be a symptom of underlying connective tissue disease and warrants further evaluation. ...Read more

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Fast thrown football hit finger wrongly. Was painful. 1 day later, it's swollen & a bit blue. Can move but it hurts. More likely sprain or fracture?

Jammed finger: This is not an uncommon injury. It's most likely a capsular strain and will get better with conservative treatment however I have seen these injuries associated with fractures. If you'd like to discuss further I'd be happy to consult. ...Read more

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How do I wrap or tape my pulled hamstring before football practice?

How do I wrap or tape my pulled hamstring before football practice?

Havce trainer do it: If you are still having pain or tenderness in
your hamstring from an injury, playing on it
will risk reinjuiry.,
you can have a trainer tape it, because if it
is done incorrectly is may be detrimental
its hard to tape your own leg or ankle. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to tape up a finger with rsi?

Are you supposed to tape up a finger with rsi?

See your doctor: Taping is a good way to rest the finger that is symptomatic with repetitive strain injury. Resting the joint, ice and anti-inflamitory medications maybe helpful. This should be done under the guidance of your physician or physical therapist. ...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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I think I broke my finger it hurts so bad right now! I can't stand tape so please what can I do?

Good advice: If it has been a day or two since the injury and is still swollen and painful you need to see a doctor. May need an x-ray. ...Read more

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I sprained my finger, how can I tape it?

I sprained my finger, how can I tape it?

Next finger, lightly: For a simple sprain, it is usual to "buddy tape" it to the next finger. Loosely tape it to support the injured finger and give support and comfort. You may wish to place a tongue depressor type stick or popsickle stick under the fingers for more support. There are other splints available perahps at the pharmacy or you pcp may have them. ...Read more

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How long after a finger injury should I wait before buddy taping them?

How long after a finger injury should I wait before buddy taping them?

X-ray first...: With any finger injury you should have an x-ray to make sure that you don't miss a fracture, that may heal incorrectly. Once an x-ray is completed you will know if you need to individually splint the finger with something rigid, or if buddy taping is acceptable. Even with some fractures buddy taping is a good option, but this doesn't work for optimal healing of every finger injury. ...Read more

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I know I should ice it, but should I buddy tape it, finger splint it, or just keep applying ice (for how long)?

I know I should ice it, but should I buddy tape it, finger splint it, or just keep applying ice (for how long)?

Depend: If you have a contusion or sprained finger you really do not need to buddytape it. Ice it catefully the first 48-72 hours after injury. If it is broken then buddytaping is sometimes used. ...Read more