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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?

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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Anything you can tell me about the medical ailment "trigger finger"?

Stenosing tenosynovi: Usually painful, can cause locking (or triggering). Swollen tendon sheath under pulley system in hand. Can respond to cortisone injections and splinting and pt. May need surgery. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the medical term for "abnormal curvature of fingers"?

Please help! what is the medical term for "abnormal curvature of fingers"?

More information: Can you please give more information? Abnormal curvature of the fingers can occur during diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, where there is swan necking but there can be several problems that can make the fingers seem curved such as mallet finger, spasticity, nerve palsy. You should go get evaluated by rheumatologist in clinic to get a physical exam,diagnosis & possible hand surgery referral. ...Read more

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Inherit white "finger problem", it is getting severe even when it is less cold, what to do with it.

Inherit white "finger problem", it is getting severe even when it is less cold, what to do with it.

Many things can : Contribute to this. Underlying vascualr disorders, rheumatological disease, endocrine/hormonal issues, mechanical trauma to an artery, mechanical occlusion by a mass , treatment may be simple as a blood test or medication, so speak to your pcp and try to get a firm diagnosis if it is getting worse. This will direct treatment if possible. ...Read more

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Are abnormally long fingers a medical concern?

Are abnormally long fingers a medical concern?

Perhaps: Isolated long fingers are usually of no concern. There is a condition called arachnodactyly which can be associated with other conditions - i.e. Marfans, etc. If you are concerned, might i suggest a consultation with a pediatrician, plastic surgeon or geneticist. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a jam and a sprain in my finger?

What's the difference between a jam and a sprain in my finger?

There can be: I have "jammed" my finger only to find out it was broken later on. A sprain is a medical term which involves tearing of ligaments. A "jam" is a non-medical term for almost any injury to a finger resulting in almost any type of damage. ...Read more

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Severely sprained my wrist and can't move fingers. Not broken but hurts horribly.

Severely sprained my wrist and can't move fingers. Not broken but hurts horribly.

Wrist sprain: May indicate a severe injury not just a "normal no fracture" X-ray. Wrist ligament injuries can be complex and if associated with significant swelling and pain one need to be evaluated with a hand surgeon. Don't be satisfied with "no fracture" seek treatment. ...Read more

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What could be done about a sprained finger that is severely bruised?

Consider a fracture: Severe bruising from a finger sprain heightens my concern for an avulsion fracture or a tear of a ligament or tendon. Simple sprains only need to be splinted for short time. Persistent symptoms should be evaluated by a physician. Better yet, have it checked now to rule out these more serious causes. ...Read more

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