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Splints For Deformed Middle Fingers
Buddy Tape: It depends on where the finger is broken. If there is a fracture of the small finger bones (phalanges) treatment is often as simple as taping the finger to the ring finger. If there is any rotational deformity or articular involvement this must be corrected and occasionally warrants surgical intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, not b/c splint: Swelling after an injury to the finger is common and is due mostly to the injury, not the immobilization. Ice, nsaid's and exersice will help decrease the swelling after being splinted. Don't be surprised if you have some residual swelling up to 6 months after injury. Sometimes swelling in the middle knuckle never goes away completely. ...Read more
NO ITS NOT OK!: There's a reason you should wear it as long as you should. Take it off yourself may prevent the bone from healing properly. ...Read more
Yes.One loses: flexability and strength after immobilization.This can be overcome by regular and sustained mobilization.Start moving the finger back and forth to its limits of range of motion,careful not to cause too much pain.Ask your doc for more precise instructions or request help from a Physical Therapy consult. ...Read more
Right pinky finger on bottom hurts but when I put it in a splint it doesn't hurt anymore. Been like this for a while. What could it be?
I got mullet finger 6 weeks ago, and dr. Put the splint and extended it just 4 days ago. (he thought it was 1 week.) can this help me anyway?
My finger is stiff after splinting it, is it normal and is there anythingi can do to make it better?
Yes it is normal: try waem water and moving it in warm water. Can squeeze a sponge in warm water to grt it moving. If not improving see doctor. ...Read more
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