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I know I should ice it, but should I buddy tape it, finger splint it, or just keep applying ice (for how long)?
Depend: If you have a contusion or sprained finger you really do not need to buddytape it. Ice it catefully the first 48-72 hours after injury. If it is broken then buddytaping is sometimes used. ...Read more
After taking naproxen for a few days my knuckel still hurts and feels tight when i make a fist. Should i just tape my finger to another?
Consult U r MD OR: See a rheumatologist soon!Get a more detailed answer ›
Buddy tape: Taping is usually not terribly effective for a " jammed finger", but when we do tape them, we will typically buddy tape the finger to the one beside it. This involves using two thin strips of tape and taping your injured finger to the one next to it above and below the injured joint. This allows you to still move it, but offers some limited support. ...Read more
Taping technique: Taping to prevent injury involves taping the affected finger to the next largest finger, if possible. The tape should be applied to the shaft of the bone, not over the knuckles (using 1/2 inch wide medical tape). Be careful to not tape the fingers together too tightly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard u can put duct tape on your finger to eliminate a wart. Can you please explain this to me and how long it takes?
Might not work.: You can try over the counter wart removers or duct tape, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sm. finger injury 2+ yr ago, had closed reduction. Dr. recommends buddy tape to straighten finger. Can I use KT Tape to do this-no info on KT site.
AS long as it is not: too tight, allows motion when permitted, and is the right treatment for the issue then sure tape is tape. Personally, I like to use coban and then tape over the coban. I also often recommend padding in the small web between the fingers to avoid maceration or wear. Hygiene is very important as a dirty web space will not only smell bad but the skin can get irritated. ...Read more
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
I'm an offensive lineman that wants to prevent hand injury by taping my hands and fingers. How should I tape them to get the most benefit?
Continuing....: Make sure the tape doesnt roll up on itself, if it does you can gt a tight ring that tightens as you move and you'll end up needing to cut it off when circulaiton is compromised. Tape is no subsititute for a swollen injured digit, it there is an injury seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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