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What is the definition or description of: Long thin fingers?

What is the definition or description of: Long thin fingers?

Arachnodactyly: or achromachia is a condition in which the digits (toes and fingers) are long and slender. ...Read more

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Long Thin Fingers (Definition)

or achromachia is a condition in which the digits (toes and fingers) ...Read more


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I recently noticed my hands look weirdly skinny and I have long thin fingers. Is this normal?

I recently noticed my hands look weirdly skinny and I have long thin fingers. Is this normal?

No: You should take your observations seriously as it can have many causes. Thankfully most of the causes are not too serious but should be evaluated. Please go see your doctor. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for finger pulp infection?

What is the best treatment for finger pulp infection?

If pus then drain: If it is a cellulitis - the area is red and swollen but there is no collection of pus, then antibiotics alone may work, but if there is a collection of pus - abcess, felon, or paronychia, then surgical drainage is necessary. ...Read more

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Swollen, sore index finger. What is the best treatment for this?

Swollen, sore index finger. What is the best treatment for this?

Warm Soaks: Hard to be more specific from your description. A paranychia is a common infection around the finger nail and can cause this. Usually warm soaks help, but if symptoms get worse you may need antibiotics. Get it checked out by your doctor if soaking doesn't help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fungus in the fingers its looks like a herpes virus?

What is the best treatment for fungus in the fingers its looks like a herpes virus?

See doctor: The treatments for fungal and herpes on the fingers are by prescription. See the doctor for the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a jammed/sprained finger?

What's the best treatment for a jammed/sprained finger?

Finger sprain: Swelling from a sprain, bruise or tiny fracture may make the joint stiff and as a result hard to make a full fist or painful making the hand feel weak. Typically it is better to transiently splint the pip and dip figer joints straight when inactive, ice and at the same time work on motion when swelling is down. Nsaids can help as well. Often swelling persists in the small joints for a few months. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for finger laceration?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for finger laceration?

Tendons,Nerves,Blood: In addition to the skin on the finger which needs to be closed, there are other vital structures in the fingers that may need prompt attention by a doctor. This includes the tendons that straighten and bend the fingers; nerves that give sensation; arteries that carry blood; and bones. If there is any difficulty moving the finger, numbnes in the tip or the tip is pale go to the er. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease see your doctor. ...Read more

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X-ray reveals finger ligament tear, what is the best method of treatment?

X-ray reveals finger ligament tear, what is the best method of treatment?

Usually splint: X-rays cannot see ligaments, therefore if a finger x-ray showed a ligament injury, it was most likely due to an avulsion injury (the ligament is not torn but actually tears a small piece of bone away from its point of attachment). This is usually treated by immobilization, sometimes by surgery. It is best to consult a hand surgeon for a definitive treatment plan. ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

Whats the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

Ice, rest, NSAIDs: Initially, ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medications are useful to help with the pain and swelling. It is normal for a jammed joint to be tender and swollen for up to 6 months. Exercises to increase your range of motion ate useful to work out the stiffness. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for frequently cracked skin on finger?

What are the best treatments for frequently cracked skin on finger?

Start with lotions: Assuming it's not a skin disease which can be evaluated by a dermatologist, until then I may assume is dry skin due to poor skin care or certain chemicals. Use a good skin lotion frequently for a while until you see a Doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for a jammed/sprained finger?

What are the best treatments for a jammed/sprained finger?

Motrin, cold packs: Treatment for a jammed finger includes: rest, cold packs, & elevating that hand up to the chest. Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) for 3 days helps reduce the swelling & pain. One can "buddy splint" by taping the injured finger to the finger next to it for a few days. If the pain is severe, the finger crooked, or the range of motion significantly decreased, a primary or orthopedic doctor can evaluate & do an x-ray. ...Read more

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My 7 year old daughter broke her finger near the knuckle of her hand. How long should it take to heal? And would you recommend going to someone who specializes in pediatrics for treatment or would the treatment be the same for all ages?

My 7 year old daughter broke her finger near the knuckle of her hand. How long should it take to heal? And would you recommend going to someone who specializes in pediatrics for treatment or would the treatment be the same for all ages?

Orthopedic&6 weeks: It takes 3 weeks for the fracture to heal and total of 6 weeks for the bone to remodel.So say 6 weeks for finger to return to normal If the fracture is simple and bone segments are not displaced,it is usually treated by splinting the finger. Get a copy of the xrays and follow up with an Ortopedic surgeon preferably a Pediatric Ortho Specialist but any ortho is competent to treat finger fracture ...Read more

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Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.

Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.

Probably not: because trigger finger is caused by chronic, not acute, inflammation. But trigger finger does not usually present with swelling. Ask your doctor if it could be something else. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How long do you stay in therapy after three finger amputation?

How long do you stay in therapy after three finger amputation?

Depends : This would depend on which three fingers were amputated and on whether the amputation was in the dominant hand. If the thumb is still present it would beach easier to learn to use the hand and therapy is usually shorter. The time will depend primarily on the type of activities that the person needs to re-learn to do with less fingers. ...Read more

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