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Is it bad to have overlapping fingers?

Is it bad to have overlapping fingers?

No: If you were born with overlapping fingers, there is nothing wrong with that. If you had trauma and have new overlapping fingers, that can cause difficulty with fine motor use or power grip. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Overlapping Fingers (Definition)

Overlapping fingers is a clinical finding seen with some genetic abnormalities such as trisomy 18, in which the child has an extra ...Read more


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Is it normal to have overlapping fingers?

Is it normal to have overlapping fingers?

Do you have a: History of finger fracture? If the answer is yes, that's why you can have overlapping of your fingers- we call it scissoring of the fingers. Some congenital malformations could also be responsible for that. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix overlapping fingers?

Is it possible to fix overlapping fingers?

Broken fingers can: If an overlapping finger is due to an injury, this can be surgically fixed. If you were born with crooked fingers, this can not be fixed. ...Read more

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What causes overlapping fingers?

What causes overlapping fingers?

Many fingers have a : Bit of deviation built into them. When u bend your fingers to make a fist together there is some rotation at the joints that keeps them form overlapping. When fingers are bent one by one or if finger is late to bend from being stiff it overlaps a bit and can be normal if however there is a fracture that rotatates the bone then that is a different scenario, that needs to be fixed, . ...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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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 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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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 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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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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Hand and finger injuries is confirmed - what treatments are best?

Hand and finger injuries is confirmed - what treatments are best?

See a hand specialis: I would recommend a board certified hand surgeon to evaluate your injuries and recommend the proper treatment. ...Read more

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I want treatment of finger clubbing , please suggest me .

I want treatment of finger clubbing , please suggest me .

Fingers Clubbing: You may not be able to improve this. But, stopping smoking has got to be the first and most important answer. ...Read more