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How is a finger sprain normally treated?

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Variable

Splinting, rom, therapy, rice, nsaids.

In brief: Variable

Splinting, rom, therapy, rice, nsaids.
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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Early motion

It is important not to immobilize a finger sprain for too long as the finger can get stiff quickly.
I would suggest getting your finger moving, avoiding activities that aggravate the pain, and gradually advance your activities as tolerated. Anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen can help with the pain andputting your hand in a sink full of warm water can help get your motion back & it feels good.

In brief: Early motion

It is important not to immobilize a finger sprain for too long as the finger can get stiff quickly.
I would suggest getting your finger moving, avoiding activities that aggravate the pain, and gradually advance your activities as tolerated. Anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen can help with the pain andputting your hand in a sink full of warm water can help get your motion back & it feels good.
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