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Finger splint for deformation for fingers?

Finger splint for deformation for fingers?

Possibly: There are some deformities of the fingers that we do use splints for. I would not hesitate to see a hand specialist to discuss the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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Pinky finger hurts at knuckle; how come?

Pinky finger hurts at knuckle; how come?

Need more info: Not enough information here. Was there trauma or an injury to the finger? Did it start spontaneously? Is there any swelling or pain at rest? Which knuckle? Have you tried to treat it yet (i.e. Ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice etc) and how did it respond? ...Read more

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Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen Knuckle: You may have osteoarthritis or gout. Please see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Itchiness under finger nails?

Itchiness under finger nails?

Infection/allergy?: This is a very unusual symptom, in fact i don't think i've ever had a patient with this problem! i did some research- the most likely cause is a fungal infection under the nail, a common problem that is usually not itchy, but the nail should look thick, distorted or discolored. It might also be a reaction to nail polish. It might also be an allergy to something you are eating. See my comment:. ...Read more

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Cut the finger tip pad off my finger, can it heal properly without stitches?

Cut the finger tip pad off my finger, can it heal properly without stitches?

Not liely: If totally severed it may be saved if quickly reattached. If partial, hold the tip to the pad with direct light pressure and go to er if totally severed and hours passed, it will scar over time or need to, be approximated sorry. ...Read more

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Pain where ring finger and hand connect?

Pain where ring finger and hand connect?

Trigger finger: If the pain if mostly in the palm at the base of the finger it may be a trigger finger. Other symptoms include catching or locking of the finger. May also be arthritis if the pain is more in the joint. Anti-inflammatory medicine may help both conditions. If not, see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Down on hands and knees installing flooring. Left hand/ wrist are swollen, pinky finger and palm numb, hand weak, can't open hand completely.

Down on hands and knees installing flooring. Left hand/ wrist are swollen, pinky finger and palm numb, hand weak, can't open hand completely.

Compression of nerve: which will hopefully be temporary. The usual position for a person installing flooring is to support your weight on your extended wrists. This compresses/stretches the nerves as they travel in your wrist to your hand. What you describe is serious, though. But if you stop injuring it, it should improve in a few hours...up to a day or so. Splint it. If it persists longer than 12-24 hours, go to ER ...Read more

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Finger dislocation and continuing sports. Should I always buddy tape the weaker finger?

Finger dislocation and continuing sports. Should I always buddy tape the weaker finger?

6-12 weeks: I recommend continued buddy strapping during at-risk sports for 6-12 weeks after injury. Better safe than sorry. Remember to get those hands up in anticipation of the ball! ...Read more

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I spiral fx'd my ring finger and just had two kwires removed. When closing hand to a fist, ring finger rotates under middle finger. Is this right?

I spiral fx'd my ring finger and just had two kwires removed. When closing hand to a fist, ring finger rotates under middle finger. Is this right?

Doesn't sound right: Sounds like your finger fracture has healed with abnormal rotation. This is a known but often unacceptable complication of the treatment of these fractures. If thus condition is negatively affecting your life, my advice would be for you to find the most qualified hand surgeon in your area and have a consultation. ...Read more

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Wrist & forearm stiffness little finger sits on top of ring finger after foosh. X-ray clear MRI - degenerative tear tfcc ultrasound carpal tunnel?

Wrist & forearm stiffness little finger sits on top of ring finger after foosh. X-ray clear MRI - degenerative tear tfcc ultrasound carpal tunnel?

Possible: A fall on outstretched arm may lead to a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage complex. It is also possible the tear predates the fall hence the term degenerative tear. It may not be possible at times to separate the differences between the two ...Read more

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How to tape a broken toe?

How to tape a broken toe?

Tape to next toe: taping a broken toe next to the neighboring toe helps to stabilize it while healing ...Read more

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Can't put pinkie finger straight, sitting away from other fingers?

Can't put pinkie finger straight, sitting away from other fingers?

See details: It is difficult to offer specifics without being able to examine the hand. Your best bet is to have the hand evaluated but a hand surgeon, orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How could you splint a broken pinky finger?

How could you splint a broken pinky finger?

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 more

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