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How do you treat a finger sprain?
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Mostly with time
Ice, immobilization and early protected range of motion will help treat the symptoms of a finger sprain, as will nsaid's and steroids.
What the joint ultimately needs to recover from the excessive stretching of the capsule and ligaments is time to repair the damaged structures. This takes 2-6 weeks for mild sprains and 3 or more months for severe sprains.

In brief: Mostly with time
Ice, immobilization and early protected range of motion will help treat the symptoms of a finger sprain, as will nsaid's and steroids.
What the joint ultimately needs to recover from the excessive stretching of the capsule and ligaments is time to repair the damaged structures. This takes 2-6 weeks for mild sprains and 3 or more months for severe sprains.
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