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When should I seek medical attention for a severe finger jam?

When should I seek medical attention for a severe finger jam?

Great pain; crooked: 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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When should I seek medical attention for a finger injury?

When should I seek medical attention for a finger injury?

Deformity-nonhealing: One should seek medical attention for a finger injury when there is a deformity, severe pain, or non-healing (i.e. Symptoms are persistent.). ...Read more

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I've been drinking anf I'm having feelings numbness and tingling in my fingers, why am I feeling these sensations and should I seek medical attention?

I've been drinking anf I'm having feelings numbness and tingling in my fingers, why am I feeling these sensations and should I seek medical attention?

How much drinking?: Alcohol can cause a condition called neuropathy usually described by people as numbness/tingling in the fingers/toes. However, this occurs usually over long periods of time & more than social usage. So, unless you've been using alcohol since age 3- I doubt that's the cause. Nevertheless, there are other reasons for the symptoms in someone your age. If they persist then, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I treat a severely jammed finger?

Jammed finger: You need to make sure that there is no fracture nor any significant ligament or tendon injury. Check with your doctor to find out for sure. If diagnosis is correct, range of motion exercises are extremely important. Modalities to reduce swelling include ice, elevation, and nsaids. Heat helps warm up and loosen joint aiding in range of motion. ...Read more

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