Finger and Hand Injury Treatment
Nonsurgical treatments for finger and hand injuries
When you hurt your finger or hand, rest and ice are often the first treatments for broken finger care. You can also take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain.
For injuries that don’t require surgery, your doctor may treat your finger or hand problem with a:
- Splint or “buddy taping.” This involves taping one finger to another to keep it from moving.
After your finger or hand injury starts to heal, your doctor may prescribe physical therapy.
Finger and hand surgery to treat sports injuries
Your doctor will take x-rays to see if you need surgery for a broken finger or broken hand.
In some cases — such as fractures or torn tendons — you may need surgery to repair the damage and restore function to your fingers or hand.
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