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I sprained my index finger five days ago, but I can't fully bend it. Do I need X-Rays or will it just heal naturally? How do I know if it is broken?

I sprained my index finger five days ago, but I can't fully bend it. Do I need X-Rays or will it just heal naturally? How do I know if it is broken?

Sprain finger: If you injured it five days ago, and still cant fully bend it, it sounds like you should get an xray to see if it is fractured. If it is fractured and you let it heal naturally, could end up crooked or with decreased function. ...Read more

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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 fell and hurt my pinky finger went to doctor and he said it was badly sprained it's close to a month now and I still can't bend it only half way ?

I fell and hurt my pinky finger went to doctor and he said it was badly sprained it's close to a month now and I still can't bend it only half way ?

Tendon injury: you may have a tendon injury or a subtle fracture that was not seen initially. You need to have active physical therapy to improve your mobilization. Hand therapy is done by occupational therapists. Ask your physician to refer you to an occupational therapist or a hand specialist ...Read more

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I think i sprained my middle finger last night.It's sore when i touch the joint and bend it there is slight pain.Should i strap it. ?

It may help.: Immobilization may ease the pain associated with moving the joint. Have it evaluated by a professional as you may need to have an x-ray taken of it to make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more

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What us difference between sprain and fracture of little finger. Doc said it is mot fractured but it burns and hurts to bend it even though i exercise?

What us difference between sprain and fracture of little finger. Doc said it is mot fractured but it burns and hurts to bend it even though i exercise?

See specialist: Sprain is a soft tissue injury (muscle, tendon, ligament) vs fracture (bony injury). If you are taking Aspirin products already without relief of pain when/after exercising, you should see a specialist: orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist, chronic pain specialist, or a physiatrist (rehab specialist). ...Read more

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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

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I sprained my finger about a week ago and I am still in a lot of pain. My pain is coming from the base of the finger & hand by finger. Is that normal?

I sprained my finger about a week ago and I am still in a lot of pain. My pain is coming from the base of the finger & hand by finger. Is that normal?

Sprained finger: Normally sprains resolve in 3-5 days and the pain gradually fades. What was the mechanism of injury - based on your symptoms I would be concerned that there is more to this than a simple sprain and you might benefit from a visit and or x-ray ...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

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more