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Finger Sprain and its Treatment
What is Finger Sprain?
A sprain is an injury which is caused by twisting or straining of ligaments of a joint, ligaments are flexible tissues which connects bones and cartilages.
How does Finger Sprain occur?
A finger sprain occurs when the finger is bent in an unusual manner causing damage to the ligaments which connect bones and cartilages. This type of injury is common in ball games such as football, basketball, cricket, volleyball, throw ball, etc.
Symptoms of Finger Sprain:
Treatment of Finger Sprain:
When can I return to my sport or activity?
The goal of rehabilitation is to return you to your sport or activity as soon and as safely as possible. But, if you return too soon you may worsen your injury, which could lead to permanent damage. Everyone recovers from injury at a different rate. Returning to your sport or activity will be determined by your recovering ability, the sooner your finger recovers, the sooner you can recover to your sport or activity. Returning to your sport or activity is not determined by how many days or weeks have passed since your injury occurred. In general, the longer you have symptoms of the injury, the longer it will take you to get better.
Your doctor will recommend that your sprained finger be plastered for 1 to 4 weeks after your injury. In many cases, it happens that you are e able to return to your activities while you are wearing the plaster.
Your finger may remain swollen with decreased range of motion and strength for many weeks. It is important to continue your rehabilitation exercises during this time and even after you return to your sport.
Prevention of Finger Sprain:
Finger sprains are usually the result of injuries that are not preventable.
What can the sports injury professional do?
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