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What to do if i sprained my hand and fingers a couple months ago and two of them are still swollen and hurt sometimes, why?

What to do if i sprained my hand and fingers a couple months ago and two of them are still swollen and hurt sometimes, why?

See ORS: Sprains of the finger joints are common and can cause persistent swelling esp. For months after an injury. See an ors for evaluation and x-rays to make sure there is no old fracture, etc.Pip joint sprains can 'last' a long time but generally improve up to a year after injury . The joints , however, may always stay a bit bigger than normal. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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I injured hand, now when move pinkie finger, hand makes crunching sound, what's happening? Did i break it or just sprain it? It hurts a lot.

I injured hand, now when move pinkie finger, hand makes crunching sound, what's happening?  Did i break it or just sprain it? It hurts a lot.

Finger injury: If you had a traumatic injury and it is making noise when you move it i would be worried about a fracture of your 5th metacarpal bone or finger. ...Read more

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Is a wrist brace useful on a badly sprained wrist? And how should brusing on the back of the hand on the finger bone taken care of? Buddy taping mabye

Is a wrist brace useful on a badly sprained wrist? And how should brusing on the back of the hand on the finger bone taken care of? Buddy taping mabye

Perhaps: First of all I would recommend an x-ray to see if anything is broken. If no break, brace might be useful for the sprain. Buddy taping is useful for finger injury ...Read more

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Got hurt by a volleyball. Feeling like sprain in left hand fingers. I don't have a fracture though. What should I do?

A sprain can be mild: Moderate or severe. If there is laxity in the joint then at times surgery is needed. If the joint is stable often splinting in the proper position temporarliy to reduce swelling followed by buddy taping for protection and gentle return of mtion will help. Persistant swelling or stiffness should prompt a reevaluation but it can take time ( months) even for a simple minimal avulsion or sprain. ...Read more

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Could numbness and tingling at finger tips of pinky be due to a wrist sprain? Hand surgeon said i had no clinical findings for ulnar compression.

Could numbness and tingling at finger tips of pinky be due to a wrist sprain? Hand surgeon said i had no clinical findings for ulnar compression.

Hand numbness: Hand numbness and tingling can be cause by poor blood flow, nerve impingement in the neck or at the wrist, poor sleeping positions, or an unrecognized traumatic injury to the nerve. See a neurologist for an Electromyogram and a nerve conduction study to determine the cause of the numbness and tingling. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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