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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Overlapping Fingers

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What causes overlapping fingers?

What causes overlapping fingers?

Many fingers have a : Bit of deviation built into them. When u bend your fingers to make a fist together there is some rotation at the joints that keeps them form overlapping. When fingers are bent one by one or if finger is late to bend from being stiff it overlaps a bit and can be normal if however there is a fracture that rotatates the bone then that is a different scenario, that needs to be fixed, . ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Overlapping Fingers (Definition)

Bit of deviation built into them. When u bend your fingers to make a fist together there is some rotation at the joints that keeps them form overlapping. When fingers are bent one by one or if finger is late to bend from being stiff it overlaps a bit and can be normal if however there is a fracture that rotatates the bone then that is a different scenario, that needs ...Read more


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Is it bad to have overlapping fingers?

Is it bad to have overlapping fingers?

No: If you were born with overlapping fingers, there is nothing wrong with that. If you had trauma and have new overlapping fingers, that can cause difficulty with fine motor use or power grip. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have overlapping fingers?

Is it normal to have overlapping fingers?

Do you have a: History of finger fracture? If the answer is yes, that's why you can have overlapping of your fingers- we call it scissoring of the fingers. Some congenital malformations could also be responsible for that. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix overlapping fingers?

Is it possible to fix overlapping fingers?

Broken fingers can: If an overlapping finger is due to an injury, this can be surgically fixed. If you were born with crooked fingers, this can not be fixed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Overlapping fingers?

What is the definition or description of: Overlapping fingers?

Many fingers have a : Bit of deviation built into them. When u bend your fingers to make a fist together there is some rotation at the joints that keeps them form overlapping. When fingers are bent one by one or if finger is late to bend from being stiff it overlaps a bit and can be normal if however there is a fracture that rotatates the bone then that is a different scenario, that needs to be fixed, . ...Read more

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Treatment for mallet finger?

Treatment for mallet finger?

Varies: It varies somewhat based upon exam and X-ray findings; but in general a splint is used to hold the finger in complete extension for 6 weeks and then used at night for 6 weeks. During the first 6 weeks, it is very important that the splint not be removed if you will be essentially starting over. ...Read more

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Treatment for finger joints inflammation?

Treatment for finger joints inflammation?

See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Whats the best remedy for a jammed finger?

Whats the best remedy for a jammed finger?

Get it checked and: Splint if there no fracture and body tape to the other finger, use Motrin as well , it take about six weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for the cut on my finger?

Is there a treatment for the cut on my finger?

Finger cut: If the wound is not too deep , there is no bleeding , no injury to tendons in finger then wound can be approximated using steristrips . Depending on how dirty the wound is and when last tetanus immunisation was given ,need for tetanus immunisation and antibiotics would have to be considered so best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I want treatment of finger clubbing , please suggest me .

I want treatment of finger clubbing , please suggest me .

Fingers Clubbing: You may not be able to improve this. But, stopping smoking has got to be the first and most important answer. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment/relief for arthriis in the fingers? Mine are crooked and painful sometimes even waking me at night.

Is there any treatment/relief for arthriis in the fingers?   Mine are crooked and painful sometimes even waking me at night.

Many treatments: First choice for garden variety "arthur" itis is generally acetaminophen. Next choice is non steroidal antiinflammatory drug such as ibuprofen. After that there are a wide variety of medications which can be tried. Some have potential side effects. Hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, injections of steroids, topical agents, glucosamine / chondroitin, narcotics, etc. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a finger hyperextension?

What is the treatment for a finger hyperextension?

Splinting first: Initially it is splinted, to allow healing of the injured stuctures, followed by motion, to prevent stiffness. ...Read more

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Itching and hard finger.so what's the medicine and treatment for it ?

Itching and hard finger.so what's the medicine and treatment for it ?

Moisturizing lotion: sounds like you are having dry skin on your hands. Use moisturizing cream. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for my swollen finger?

How can I get treatment for my swollen finger?

Call an MD's office: You can go to the phone book and look under physicians. Find an orthopedic doc in your area or someone who specializes in hand and make an appointment. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a jammed/sprained finger?

What's the best treatment for a jammed/sprained finger?

Finger sprain: Swelling from a sprain, bruise or tiny fracture may make the joint stiff and as a result hard to make a full fist or painful making the hand feel weak. Typically it is better to transiently splint the pip and dip figer joints straight when inactive, ice and at the same time work on motion when swelling is down. Nsaids can help as well. Often swelling persists in the small joints for a few months. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for finger laceration?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for finger laceration?

Tendons,Nerves,Blood: In addition to the skin on the finger which needs to be closed, there are other vital structures in the fingers that may need prompt attention by a doctor. This includes the tendons that straighten and bend the fingers; nerves that give sensation; arteries that carry blood; and bones. If there is any difficulty moving the finger, numbnes in the tip or the tip is pale go to the er. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for finger fracture?

What is the treatment for finger fracture?

Usually immobilize: Often needs splinting with finger next to it, or a finger brace (cushion-lined flexible aluminum brace). Hat's pretty much it. But make sure you follow up with an orthoimproperly, prevent improper healing, affecting hand function that needs to then be treated further, including physical and occupational therapy. ...Read more

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What can I do to remedy mallet finger?

What can I do to remedy mallet finger?

See your doc: Treatment is fairly specific but often surgery is not necessary. ...Read more

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