A finger sprain occurs when the ligaments in the finger are stretched or torn. A fall, a direct blow to the finger, or a sudden twist or bend can cause a sprain. Pain, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty moving the finger are the symptoms noted. Treatment involves rest and the use of ice packs. Painkillers are used to manage pain, and in advanced cases, a splint or cast may be necessary to immobilize the finger while it heals.
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I sprained my little finger, and now I am experiencing discomfort in the finger joints. Should I consult a physiotherapist?
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 any... Read Full »
Answer: 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 w... Read Full »