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Swollen and painful fingers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   if the tendons and ligaments are messed up in my finger how would it have to b fixed
Doctor :   Messed up if you can explain..]
User :   my finger is swollen its crooked and it hurts really bad to fully extend it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Since when are you having it..
Doctor :   and was there any injury to the fingers..
User :   i messed it up in basketball and in softball it just hurts to grab the ball
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you mean due to over play they hurt now
User :   its only one finger and no i hurt it in basketball but now it hurts almost all the time even when im not playing any sports
Doctor :   Yeah it is due to the tendonitis
Doctor :   i suppose
Doctor :   Normally they heal on themselves by applying ice pack over it for few days and giving rest to it which are most imp
Doctor :   you can take Advil 200 mg twice daily
Doctor :   are you there
User :   i have been icing it for 2 weeks and the swelling hasnt gone down and i cant rest it because i have softball games almost every day and im the starting pitcher
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there is no other way to rest it
Doctor :   except to rest it since it is aggravating
Doctor :   every day
Doctor :   and never it heals
Doctor :   and now I think you have to see an orthopedician since you had self care two weeks back
User :   and what would they do
Doctor :   The examination and if xray is needed for fracture likely a stress fracture
Doctor :   look for it
Doctor :   and then the managment
Doctor :   but most imp is resting the finger
Doctor :   for atleast 3 to 4 weeks
Doctor :   and if not there would be going to be a deformity
Doctor :   soon
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Doctor :   Hi
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