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I Injured My Finger How Long Should I Wear A Splint Or Should I Just See A Doctor
See physician: If your pain doesn't resolve in a few days, I would see a physician to make sure there is not a more serious injury which may require treatment. ...Read more
Yes.: See an orthopedic hand specialist. There could be a fracture or detached tendon, that needs to be addressed to ensure proper healing. ...Read more
The doctor said I have a badly sprained finger and said to keep a splint on it how long should I keep it on?
I injured my finger 3 days ago. It's swollen and can't bend much and hurts when I move quickly or grip things with my hand. Should I see a doctor?
Yes: You should. Meanwhile, icing it will help swelling and pain ...Read more
I injured my wrist while moving, and I have the little finger popping, can I use rice or do I have to see the doctor?
Use RICE: If your symptoms have not improved after several days of rice, then go see your doctor. ...Read more
I injured my pinky finger during basketball and its all swollen. I am wondering if its requiref for me to go to a doctor or it will heal on its own?
Hello, I have a dislcated right index finger that I have put in a splint for 4 weeks now, I need surgery the dr says, but my deductible is 5000 dollars with uhc insurace 80-20 coverage. I can not pay, but can do payments but doctors r turning me down. I p
Another doctor: You need to shop around and find another doctor who may be willing to accept payments. In the mean time, keep it splinted. ...Read more
Hello, I recently had stitches for a deep cut on my finger. The doctor took the stitches out and the cut bled a little. She said that was normal. She put white tape on the cut to allow me to move my finger more than when it was in the splint. I noticed t
Everything you said is correct.
wound bleed after taking sutures out.
star strip applied to the wound after taking suture out to allow mobilzation of the digit without taking chance on the wound to split open.
you do need to exercise you finger otherwise it will freeze on you.
make sure that you do not have a fracture that you might destabilize by finger movement.
so far so good, good luck. ...Read more
When should a doctor put you in a cast for a fractured finger much pain, in splint when moving it in splint hurts
Casting: Casting for an isolate tiger is unusual unless tendon ruoture accompanies the injury. ...Read more
Putting my injured finger in a splint helps some but it still hurts. What can I do to ease the pain?
See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
My top joint on my finger is stuck at a 30° angle, and goes down to about 40°, the doctor said to splint it, but it's not helping, could it be broken?
? distal extensor: Sounds like an avulsion of the distal part of the extensor tendon. Splinting for that should be done quickly and not removed for 3-4 weeks minimum for healing to have a chance to occur. If delay between noticing and splinting of more than a couple days success rate diminishes. Re-consult your doctor. ...Read more
My Grandmother was working in kicthen, had accident working with mixer and her right hand index finger injured, doctors said their is cut in one vien?
What is the Q?: U have explained what happened, but not sure what the Q is exactly. We have blood vessels everywhere so no unusual for veins, capillaries and even small arteries to be cut with a blender accident. ...Read more
Injured finger 4wks ago, X-ray appeared ok, but review showed small break palm side base mid. Phalanx. Dr. Never splinted it, still hurts&swollen-advice?
Injured two fingers on left-hand. Doc said not broken but they burn and feel stiff all the time. What to do.
I got injured in pinky finger and it got dislocated and fracture. Dislocation is corrected and idoc has put splint for fracture. Recovery time?
1 month/: Depending on the severity of the fracture and your age, it would be 4-6 weeks ...Read more
Hi, I have a fracture in the top knuckle& tip of my ring finger. I was wondering if getting a splint would be smart? Emerg Doctor did X-ray no splint.
How long should I wait to see if injury heals or see doc? Leash wrapped around wrist, dog (70lbs) catching base of thumb. I wear thumb splint at night
Injury: If you continue to have problems after two weeks you should see a physician ...Read more
How long will I need to wear my oval-8 finger splints to fix my hyperextended middle and ring fingers? Fyi- I have other hyperextended joints and tts
Joint laxity: Can show up in any ways in the hand. Hyper extension of the pip finger joints, looseness of the thumb, abity to place the thumb on the anterior forearm with flexed wrist, wrist ligament looseness. Many have knee or elbow or shoulder looseness too. If chronic laxity is a problem wearing a splint alone may not tighten the joint permanently just show iffunction changes when over extension is limited. ...Read more
Good day. How long does it take for a fractured finger to heal? Is it necessary and important for me to go see a doctor again and maybe to take x-ray's again?
Time is on your side: Without knowing the details of the fracture, it is impossible to determine the healing time. An uncomplicated fracture could heal in as little as six weeks but some could take much longer. Follow up visits and x-rays are, in part, protect you from potential complications of the injury. ...Read more
I badly injured my heel a week ago when I jumped down cement stairs from way too high. An X-ray showed it not broken, but it is still very painful. How long will it take to heal? When should I see a doctor again and what kind?
Hi I had a thick splinter from wood door on my finger joint about a inch long I pulled it out now my finger is swollen Do I need to see a doctor or wi?
A sliver goes in -: -smoothly, but has rough edges, & when pulled out, there can B a wood fragment left behind. Even if not, U probably have an infection from the contaminated wood. Best 2 C a fellowship trained hand surgeon. A small residual fragment is hare 2 C on imaging. Many times it just has 2B explored, & hope it is all removed. During a short hand fellowship we had people returning 4more wood removal. Good L ...Read more
I pulled my groin/inner thigh playing soccer after a long sedentary period and the injured muscles have started bruising. Should I go see a doctor?
Yes.: It is not possible to properly diagnose the extent of the injury without a physical examination, even in the digital age. If there is bruising tracking down the leg, the muscle is at least partially torn. Evaluating range of motion and extent of ecchymosis as well as palpation of the tissue is necessary to make the correct diagnosis and to determine the best treatment. ...Read more
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
Knuckle injured boxing, met a doc says its not severe and I feel no pain but just in boxing, dose it heals on its self and if so then how long? Didn't heal in a month
X-ray: You should have an X-ray. You could have a " boxer's fracture " ...Read more
Should I see a doctor about my finger injury sprain, or just wait and see if the swelling shrinks by itself?
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
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
I accidently cut the tip of my finger off while making a birdhouse this afternoon should I see a doctor?
Depends: If the pain is severe/debilitating, or if there is gross instability of the finger, or if there is significant redness and/or swelling, then I would recommend seeing a doc. Other than that, you can certainly just try ice, elevation, ibupforen, and buddy taping (taping the finger to the one next to it, which provides stability). ...Read more
Usually: One needs more specific information. When was it injured and what type of injury was sustained? When in doubt, have an orthopedist evaluate the problem. ...Read more
Finger Infection: You posted this question on HealthTap Basic which is a health/medical education site. Although this section is free we are not able to provide diagnoses or treatment. HealthTap Prime and Concierge provide treatment - but neither are free programs. There are 3 sliding fee clinics in Greely, Colorado- you can get more information about each of them at https://www. Freeclinics. Com/cit/co-greeley ...Read more
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