What is fingersprain?


Know the basics

What is fingersprain?

Finger sprain is an injury in which the finger tendons are stretched or torn. Ligaments are tough fibrous tissue blocks connect one bone to another. Finger and thumb can be sprained when they are bent in the direction of extraordinary, often at the hands outstretched fall.

How common is fingersprain?

Finger sprain can occur in anyone. Sprains usually occur in people who play sports like football, basketball, handball and games related to the liquidation or racket as badminton, tennis …

Know the symptoms

What are the symptoms of fingersprain?

The symptoms of a finger sprain include pain in the joints in the fingers, painful breaking of the fingers, swelling, pain, and movement restrictions finger. May feel or hear the crack tearing inside the finger. Serious injuries or torn ligaments can cause weakened fingers and cannot handle it.

There may be other symptoms and signs are not mentioned. If you have any questions about these signs, please consult your doctor.

When should I see my doctor?

If you have symptoms such as hand injury while playing sports, or have any questions or concerns, please consult your doctor. Condition can vary in many people. Always discuss with your doctor to be appointed diagnostic methods, treatment and the best treatment for you.

Know the causes

What causes fingersprain?

The cause sprains finger may be due to the accident in sports such as handball in ball games or rod bent finger forcefully. Strong fall can cause sprains. Those who had been injured finger, hand, or less flexible protective equipment does not fit or is not safe enough may be more likely than sprain.

Know the risk factors

What increases my risk for fingersprain?

The following risk factors increase the risk of sprains:

  • Lack of exercise: do your body weaker and more easily sprain.
  • Fatigue: fatigue will be less muscle to support joints. When tired, you can not operate power is causing increasing burden on joints or muscles stretched excessively, leading to sprains.
  • Startup not properly: Improper startup before intense exercise will do the holding, decreased range of motion of joints, making the body more tied and easily occur injuries or torn ligaments bone and joint /
  • Environmental conditions: slip surface slippery or uneven can make you more prone to injury.
  • Use tools and equipment is not good: the collective shoes or sports equipment other inferior quality can cause sprains for you.

Understand the diagnosis & treatment

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.

How is fingersprain diagnosed?

Doctors diagnosed by examining the finger and can shoot X-rays to make sure the bones are not broken. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help diagnose ligament injuries inside.

How is fingersprain treated?

The main goal when treating sprains are pain, reduce swelling and help people to play sport or activity back safely as soon as possible.

Initial treatments include rest, ice, ice and elevate the hand squeeze.

  • Apply ice on the finger for 15-20 minutes, four times a day, until the swelling and pain.
  • Place your hands on the pillow to raise their hands in two days can help all swollen.
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, aspirin) or other drugs (acetaminophen) can reduce pain and inflammation.
  • To support the sprained finger, the doctor may capacitance finger splint to ice it with another finger. However, braces can make fingers stiffened by motionless too long.

Sprained thumb (especially the thumb of athletes) may need a longer fixed, especially if a possible ligament was torn, sometimes require surgery to heal wounds. Finger sprain or dislocation with fracture may swell up and reduce the mobility and strength in a few weeks or even months. But if only sprained, symptoms may disappear in 1-3 weeks.

Returning to activity too soon may cause more serious injuries and lead to permanent damage.

The exercises like squeezing the ball, and fingers can help stretch your fingers stronger during healing. Physical therapy can help stiff joints move better.

Lifestyle changes & home remedies

What are some lifestyle changes or home remedies that can help me manage fingersprain?

The following lifestyles and home remedies might help you cope with fever seizure:

  • Need to use ice and raise their hands to help reduce swelling finger;
  • Practice exercises (squeeze the ball or stretching fingers, collective passive motion) to help your fingers stronger during treatment;
  • Take your medicines as directed by your doctor;
  • Learn and apply techniques, use of sports equipment properly;

Use assistive devices, such as bandages to protect the ligament is recovering, especially when right-back operation soon.

If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.

If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


Review Date: May 30, 2016 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017

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