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My son has come home saying that his finger got bent back and kicked whilst playing football. It is slightly swollen but not discoloured. Is it broke?
Hyperextended: He may have hyperextended it. If you see his range of motion is limited you might get an x-ray. Use cold compresses to reduce swelling.
Orthopedic hand MD.: See an orthopedic specialist who focuses on hand and finger. You may require surgery, depending on what the specialist determines.See 2 more doctor answers
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
Top portion (1st joint) of middle finger bends to the left. It occurred 3 months ago when a football hit it. Can I realign it myself w/out any risk?
NO!: Either you chipped the bone enough to change bone alignment or tore a tendon in the finger. This needs to be seen by an orthopedist.
I jammed my finger while playing football and it is swollen and really hurts bad! It happened when my brother throw it and it hit the end of the finge?
My left ring finger is swollen due to heat football, I can't make it straight properly what shall I do?
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?
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.
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 -.See 2 more doctor answers
I sprained my finger a week ago and have American football training tomorrow. My finger is still fairly sore but only when I bend it. Can I play?
Rest: Rest is indicated...or you may injure it further, and more seriouslySee 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Played football, knuckle under ring finger hurts when I move that finger. When I tried pushing it down to crack it, it got stuck and I snapped it back?
See details: This may be a trigger finger related to tendinitis or it could result from damage to the bone or joint. See an orthopedist.
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