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What Is The Best Treatment For Fifth Finger Clinodactyly
Finger numbness: There are at least 2 broad categories of why your fingers wound be numb: blood flow or nerve related. It depends on which one it is for definite treatment. Vascular could be caused by poor circulation. If nerve related it would be the ulnar nerve impingement typically at the medial side elbow or at the wrist "Guyon's canal". There are other reasons too depending on the clinical setting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: It is a congenital boney deformity causing abnormal growth of the phalynx and results in angulation at the DIP joint. It is not a systemic disease and is not fatal. ...Read more
Can you tell me in humans, clinodactyly (bent little finger) is inherited would be affected with and show clinodactyly?
Clinodactyly: means cooked finger in greek, (dactylos:finger) it runs in families but is not purely genetic, may vary in generations andean be associated with genetic syndromes (illness that r uncommon but that a pediatrician would pick up on) Typically the little figer distal joint is bent in a bit but no problem results no treatment is needed. It just a minor cosmetic variance ...Read more
Numbness: In order to recommend treatment you need to establish a correct diagnosis. If there is true continuity of the numbness from the 5th digit of the hand to the leg i would think of a process involving the lower cervical (neck) spinal cord. There is also a possibility there are two different problems. I suggest you contact your physician for adequate diagnosis and treatment. Hope you get well soon. ...Read more
My son has a chip fracture on his right little finger proximal phalanx. Do it take time to heal? What are the treatment methods?
Avulsion fractures: in the finger can be minor with a small fragment but accompanied by a large soft tissue injury to ligaments and tendons, or can have a large fracture that compromises the stability of the joint, Often treatment, the of splint, splint position, length of splinting depends upon many factors. Best to follow up with a hand surgeon. A splint from the ER should not be final rx! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has a chip fracture on the right little finger proximal phalanx. How long do it take to heal and what are the treatment modalities?
Avulsion fractures: in the finger can be minor with a small fragment but accompanied by a large soft tissue injury to ligaments and tendons, or can have a large fracture that compromises the stability of the joint, Often treatment, the of splint, splint position, length of splinting depends upon many factors. Best to follow up with a hand surgeon. A splint from the ER may be fine at first but have issues ( see more) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hairline fracture my right leg's little finger. what is remedy or treatment for this. Is there necessary to do a paster.Please suggest.
Wear a : Surgical shoe. Some recommend buddy splinting the toe, or wrapping the toe for protection. ...Read more
Range of motion: Fractures of the fingers usually only require active range of motion therapy (using your own finger muscles to move it to its limits of motion-flexion and extension) and passive range of motion (using your other hand to move the finger to its limits of motion.) these should be done only after you have approval from your doctor that the fracture is sufficiently healed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a tfcc injury hitting a heavy bag 2 months ago. Still have a sharp pain on the little finger side. Is it ever to late for physical therapy?
No, PT can help: TFCC tears can take 6-12 months to heal. PT may be able to strengthen the surrounding muscles and restore some of the normal function of the wrist and forearm. You need to continue to be careful to avoid activity that really stresses the wrist such as lifting, punching, push-ups, swinging a bat, club or kettlebell, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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