The skin of your injured hand looks bluish or pale (less color than normal).
You have increased swelling and pain in your hand.
You have new or increased numbness in your injured hand.
You have new or increased stiffness or trouble moving your injured hand.
How do I know if I sprained my hand?
Symptoms of a wrist sprain are:
- Tenderness and warmth around the injury.
- Feeling a popping or tearing in the wrist.
- Loss of motion.
How long does it take for a sprained hand to heal?
A sprain is a stretching or tearing of the ligaments that hold a joint together. There are no broken bones. Sprains take 3 to 6 weeks, or longer to heal. A sprained hand may be treated with a splint or elastic wrap for support.
How do you treat a sprained hand?
Put ice or a cold pack on your hand for 10 to 20 minutes at a time to stop swelling. Try this every 1 to 2 hours for 3 days (when you are awake) or until the swelling goes down. Put a thin cloth between the ice pack and your skin. Keep your splint dry.
What does a sprained finger feel like?
If your finger is sprained, you might have: Pain or stiffness in one of your finger joints when you try to move it. Tenderness in your joint when you touch the area. Swelling in one of your finger joints.