Share on Pinterest Symptoms of a sprained finger include redness, pain, bruising, and swelling.
increase in pain when attempting to move or use the finger.
inability to straighten, extend, or bend the finger.
throbbing, especially when allowing the finger to rest or when hanging at a person’s side.
What do you do for a sprained finger?
In addition to taping or splinting the injured finger, other treatments for a sprain include:
- Ice the injured finger.
- Elevate if there is swelling.
- Take an anti-inflammatory medication.
- Gently move the finger to prevent stiffening.
How do you know if you tore a ligament in your finger?
The most common signs of a flexor tendon injury include:
- An open injury, such as a cut, on the palm side of your hand, often where the skin folds as the finger bends.
- An inability to bend one or more joints of your finger.
- Pain when your finger is bent.
- Tenderness along your finger on the palm side of your hand.
Can you swim with a sprained finger?
It gets swollen and hard to bend, making swimming extremely uncomfortable. Unfortunately, coaches claim that a finger injury doesn’t impair your swimming abilities, so sitting out is not allowed.
How do you tape a sprained finger?
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