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What are some treatment methods I can apply to a basketball-related index-finger injury?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: RICE!

Rest (splinting-buddy tape to next finger or popsicle stick taped to the finger), ice--ice it down often, compression--you may need this but usually not on a finger, elevation---holding it above the level of the hear reduces swelling and pain.
Splinting is usually very effective. Don't blow it off that you don't have a more significant injury. May need to be seen and x-rayed. Take care!

In brief: RICE!

Rest (splinting-buddy tape to next finger or popsicle stick taped to the finger), ice--ice it down often, compression--you may need this but usually not on a finger, elevation---holding it above the level of the hear reduces swelling and pain.
Splinting is usually very effective. Don't blow it off that you don't have a more significant injury. May need to be seen and x-rayed. Take care!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. David Rojer
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Splint tape

Must get x-ray and see ortho prior to starting any treatment.

In brief: Splint tape

Must get x-ray and see ortho prior to starting any treatment.
Dr. David Rojer
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