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How To Treat A Contused And Bent Finger
Mostly with time: Ice, immobilization and early protected range of motion will help treat the symptoms of a finger sprain, as will nsaid's and steroids. What the joint ultimately needs to recover from the excessive stretching of the capsule and ligaments is time to repair the damaged structures. This takes 2-6 weeks for mild sprains and 3 or more months for severe sprains. ...Read more
25-f, frequent blood vessel ruptures turning on a water faucet, swatting a fly on leg, just bent finger sudden burning pain purple under skin, causes?
Pain and swelling: A finger sprain is an injury involving the supporting structures of joint. The joint capsule and ligaments, provide stability to the joint. In a sprain, these structures are excessively stretched, buy not disrupted. Joint pain, swelling and laxity are common symptoms, resolve with time and can be helped by brief immobilization, protected range of motion, ice, nsaid's and steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the particular injury. See your doctor. ...Read more
I have a finger that locks closed when i grasp anything and need to know if this is something easily treatable. This has been going on for a year and started with my middle finger and then moved to the third finger. All my fingers on that hand are weaker
Trigger Finger: Most likey reason is that you have a trigger finger (or two). An experienced hand surgeon can help. Sometimes antiinflammatories can help (oral or injectable), and if not, a relatively simple surgical procedure can correct it. The first step however, is to see a hand surgeon and get the correct diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there anything that can be done about a pinky finger that was dislocated but never treated? It healed crooked and knuckle is naturally bent now?
Yes: complicated. needs surgery. need a hand specialist. several different procedures can be done ...Read more
A basketball bent my finger backwards yesterday. It hurts to bend down(ring finger) it's a little purple and blue how can I treat it fast and I iced itfor 20 minutes at a time?
Ice splint elevate: Rest Ice Compression Elevation (RICE) is a good mnemonic for most sports injuries. Your finger is probably sprained but a tendon rupture, dislocation or fracture is possible. Keep your hand elevated, apply ice on/off and be sure that you have good circulation to the fingertip (remove any rings). if symptoms persist for a few days consider a visit to your doctor and possible X-ray. ...Read more
Would a doctor treat a pinky finger that was dislocated at both joints and continues to be swollen, painful, and now bent?
If : Typically a second degree burn will blister, a first degree burn will be red and a third degree burn is a full thickness burn with leathery tissue. Many burns have a mixed presentation. A deep second degree burn or a third degree burn may need additional surgical debridement. All burns are prone to infection and infection can complicate or worsen the burn seek medical care. ...Read more
Depends...: On how large and deep the burn is. In general, a burn that heals in less than three weeks does not need surgery. Initial treatment is to wash with soap and water 1-2 times a day, apply an antibiotic ointment (bacitracin) and a bandaid. Elevate the injured hand above your heart to prevent throbbing and keep moving the injured finger to prevent stiffness--it should gradually heal. ...Read more
Finger fractures: bones take 6-8 weeks to fully heal but how long you need to be casted or splinted depons a lot upon the type of fracture, the location, the quality of the fracture and many factors. For example a simple non displaced fracture not in a joint may need just three weeks of protection followed by progressive motion even if it its not fully healed yet. ...Read more
Jammed finger: You need to make sure that there is no fracture nor any significant ligament or tendon injury. Check with your doctor to find out for sure. If diagnosis is correct, range of motion exercises are extremely important. Modalities to reduce swelling include ice, elevation, and nsaids. Heat helps warm up and loosen joint aiding in range of motion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congenital: Camptodactyly and clinodactyly are two types of bent finger deformities that occur during development in the womb. Treatment is rarely indicated. Most cases of camptodactyly are sporadic in occurrence. However, camptodactyly can be inherited. There is usually no improvement or progression of the deformity in 80% of individuals. See your doctor for a referral to a hand surgeon. ...Read more