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Splints To Straighten Arthritic Little Fingers
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
CORRECT: 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
Taking 15mg Meloxicam or Hydrocodone did not relieve pain in for arthritic pain in little finger. What else can I take?
How do I make my previous broken finger straight? I had a splint but it didn't do the job. Also, my finger still hurts a little. Its been 5 months.
Pressure on wrist under pinkie make ring and little finger tingle. Loss sensation in both fingers. Guyons syndrome? Should I wear splint brace al time
Hand surgeon: If I were you I would see a hand specialist. That does not mean an operation will immediately be recommended.First, you need proper diagnosis,possibly nerve conduction study,possibly steroid injection in hand,physiotherapy,splint.... Please make an appointment with a hand specialist.Best wishes. ...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?
Moderate-severe pain when moving or using wrist. Started few weeks ago, went away for a while but is back and worse. splinting helps a little, cant grip or make a tight fist or twist wrist without sharp excruciating pain. no finger involvement. ?
Give it time: If splinting helps - do it and be patient. Also try both warm and cold - use both or either if it helps. Let it rest for days and days. It takes time to heal. If it's still bad - have an eval - carpal tunnel can be tough but can be treated. Patience and caution! Best wishes. ...Read more
Tip of finger is numb like asleep tingling feeling its been a week now there is a small green spot in the nail what do i do? Used a splint 4 a week
Small fracture in the tip of my finger waited about 9 days before getting an xray. Got a splint on the 9th day. Will that delay affect the healing?
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
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