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Dr. Francine Yep
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How much time does a sprained finger take to heal?

How much time does a sprained finger take to heal?

4-6 weeks: A very bad sprained finger can take up to 4-6 weeks to heal. If your finger still hurts a lot after 2 weeks, go see your doc to check for possible stress fracture. Each week you should feel better, be able to move your finger more. If your finger stops improving or gets worse, you should see your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sprain (Definition)

Sprain is also known as Sprains and strains. A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more


Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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How can you heal a sprained finger?

How can you heal a sprained finger?

Many things to do. : A sprained finger usually responds well to rest and splinting. Additionally, anti inflammatory medications and ice can also help. If the pain persists, see your family doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sprained finger?

Pain, swelling: Pain, swelling and impaired funciton.

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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I have had a sprained finger for 10 weeks now. How long does it usually take to heal?

I have had a sprained finger for 10 weeks now. How long does it usually take to heal?

See: Orthopedic hand surgeon. Sprains generally take less time to heal and you may be making it worse if using it. ...Read more

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Sign of a sprained finger?

Sign of a sprained finger?

Pain.: Pain at the joint, swelling, difficulty with moving your finger. ...Read more

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What can be done for a sprained finger?

What can be done for a sprained finger?

Rest: Rest, warm compresses, splinting it by itself or buddy-taping to the one next to it and Aspirin or advil if tolerated and is painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Coats II
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How can I treat a sprained finger?

How can I treat a sprained finger?

Ice and early motion: It is important to find out if the finger is sprained and not broken. The only way to know for sure is to get an x-ray. Once a fracture is ruled out, an early protected range of motion exercises can begin. Finger joints can get stuff quickly, so it is important to get them moving as soon as possible. Talk to a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and/or an occupational therapist for treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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How could I reduce sprained finger pain?

How could I reduce sprained finger pain?

R.I.C.E.: Rest (limit your activities with the finger), immobilization (with a splint to limit movement), cold (packs of ice, 20 mins on, then 20 mins. Off) and elevation (above the heart, whenever possible to reduce swelling). If r.I.C.E. Does not provide sufficient relief, or if you are in severe pain, then it's time to see you doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Over the counter tylenol or Motrin can help. ...Read more

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What are signs of a finger sprain?

What are  signs of a finger sprain?

Pain and swelling: A finger sprain is an injury involving the supporting structures of joint. The joint capsule and ligaments, provide stability to the joint. In a sprain, these structures are excessively stretched, buy not disrupted. Joint pain, swelling and laxity are common symptoms, resolve with time and can be helped by brief immobilization, protected range of motion, ice, nsaid's and steroids. ...Read more

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