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Swollen and painful small finger after spraining. How long will it take to heal?

hi, I sprained my wrist last week from badminton and the entire pinky side of my right hand was hurting and swollen. It hurt so much I could barely hold stuff. Now the swollen has gone but the pain is still there whenever I try to use a bit grip power like opening knobs, caps of water bottles, lifting stuff, etc. How long will this injury last?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Since there was a lot of swelling and pain, an injury to the bone is possible. An X-ray of your hand is necessary to rule out any hairline fracture.
Even a soft tissue injury may take 3-4 weeks for healing if given adequate rest.
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Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to Health care magic forum. You are thinking that the injury is a sprain, but it appears to be fracture of metacarpals or phalynges, that is why the pain is so prominent and continuous.
I advise you to consult an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and tratment. you may need to have an xrar of the hand A.P, and lateral view to have an exact position of the fracture if it is there,if fracture is there you need to have plaster cast for 6 weeks for it io be healed. if only majr sprain some times you may need a cast for a short period.
I hope this information is use full to you . Wishing for a quick recovery and thanks for calling.
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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