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    Is serratiopeptidase supplement effective in treatment of knuckle injury?

Hi, I injured my right ring finger about 4 months ago......a crush injury between the just distal of the 1st knuckle. I still have problems with range of motion and lack of sensation. Can a serratiopeptidase supplement help with both of these problems?
Wed, 8 May 2019
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
Hi,

As for the range of motion you need to meet up a physiotherapist who can help mobilize the joint and help regain the range of motion. As range of motion of the joint cannot be improved with the oral supplement medication.

It needs a muscle elasticity to be regained and joint to get free of stiffness and mobilization of the joint will be a right thing to look for. Regarding the sensation, we need to assess if any nerve damage has occurred. As mentioned by you about the ring finger than an ulnar never testing may be needed.

Oral supplement to improve the sensory functions of the never can he helpful but as mentioned, before beginning any dosages we need to check on clinical basis for better results.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel,
Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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