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What can you do to relieve the discomfort of a pulled tendon in your finger?

What can you do to relieve the discomfort of a pulled tendon in your finger?

Depends on severity: A "pulled tendon" might describe a trigger finger or tendonitis that involves occasional locking of the digit. This can be treated often with deep massage and nsaids, possibly cortisone injection. Or, it might describe an injured or torn tendon in which case treatment will depend on which tendon and the degree of injury i.E anything from splinting to surgical repair. ...Read more

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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Doctor said I have pulled a tendon in my finger. I have woken today and am not able to move my finger at all, is this normal?

Doctor said I have pulled a tendon in my finger.  I have woken today and am not able to move my finger at all, is this normal?

Pulled tendon injury: can cause significant swelling which can make it difficult to move the affected joint. Although you didn't mention swelling I'm guessing this is what it is, with the decreased movement during sleep adding to swelling that accompanies injury. If you truly cannot move the finger at all and have no feeling, you should have it re-evaluated right away as there could nerve impingement/damage ...Read more

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I got my finger pulled sideways, and it hurts and is swelled a little between the knuckle joint is that a pulled tendon?

I got my finger pulled sideways, and it hurts and is swelled a little between the knuckle joint is that a pulled tendon?

Joint injury: typically involvrs the joint capsule or ligaments. ligaments connect bone to bone. some tendons attach at a joints edge and can also get pulled off when the joint is pulled strongly ...Read more

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I felt something pull in the top of my hand connecting to the trigger finger when i was stretching. How do I know if it's a tendon or muscle tear?

I felt something pull in the top of my hand connecting to the trigger finger when i was stretching. How do I know if it's a tendon or muscle tear?

Does the finger move: A tendon tear typically means that you cannot move that finger. If you can move the finger it is probably a muscle tear. There are some exceptions to that rule, so i would see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Jammed mid finger on hand.. Heard a popping sound (tendon?) now finger has limited range of motion and I also cant grab, pull, or pick up using finger

Jammed mid finger on hand.. Heard a popping sound (tendon?) now finger has limited range of motion and I also cant grab, pull, or pick up using finger

Exam: You should certainly see a physician for evaluation. Sounds like trigger finger or there could be other issues of tendons. Recommendations will depend a lot on findings. ...Read more

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How long can you ignore a ruptured tendon in your finger before it becomes inoperable?

How long can you ignore a ruptured tendon in your finger before it becomes inoperable?

3 weeks: In particular if you have ruptured a flexor tendon (one that bends the finger) you need to have it fixed within 3 weeks or you need a reconstruction. Extensor tendons you have up to 6 weeks. ...Read more