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Splint Index Finger Arthritis
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Pain & some swelling in my right index finger. Believe this to be from scrolling w/ my mouse. Is splinting the finger the best course?
I have a ganglion under my left index finger, should i splint it to keep agrivation of the joint low?
I burned the inside of theknuckle o on my index finger . I've been using a good antibiotic and a bandage. The burn is fairly deep. Should I use splint?
See your doctor: A deep burn may have damaged tendons, nerves and blood vessels. Please consult your doctor to exclude such damage to avoid permanent loss of mobility of joints, loss of sensitivity and function. ...Read more
Puncture wound in hand from knife. Index finger will not bend. Have hand in splint. What else should I do?
Ortho thinks I have inflammatory atrhritis what type would involve both elbow both wrists knees shoulders and right index finger?
Osteoarthritistis in back and maybe my knee. My proximal finger joint of right index finger is painful x2days. Arhritis or infection more likely?
Is a splint better then a cast for a 5th
Metacalful boxers fracture my hole hand 4 fingers and arm in half cast and want to use index and middle finga?
Varies: If you have a distal 5th metacarpal fracture, then some variant of a "clam digger" splint or cast is applied. This involves immobilizing the 4th and 5th finger, and flexing them down an bout 70-99 degrees. There is no benefit or need to immobilize the thumb, index, or middle finger. ...Read more
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