HomeAnswersPhysiotherapyfinger joint painI sprained my little finger, and now I am experiencing discomfort in the finger joints. Should I consult a physiotherapist?

What could cause discomfort in the finger joint after getting sprained?

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Sreenivasa Rao

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Published At February 5, 2023
Reviewed AtFebruary 5, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have recently sprained my little finger playing netball. A few weeks later, I sprained my ring finger while playing netball, and now I am experiencing discomfort in the joints where the fingers connect to the hand. The discomfort feels like bruising. Just wondering if it could be anything more than this. Is there a way I could strap the finger to protect it while playing netball? Or should I go and see a physiotherapist in person?

Kindly help.

Thank you.

Answered by Sreenivasa Rao

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your concern. I feel the pain in your fingers is due to sprained ligaments, so do not worry. Keep icing your fingers frequently, once every two hours for 15 minutes. Taping it will definitely help you to heal that area faster. Mild kneading over your forearm will help you relieve pain in your fingers. You can also take an anti-inflammatory medication.

Hope this helps.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Sreenivasa Rao
Sreenivasa Rao

Physiotherapy

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