How long does a sprained finger need to be splinted?

Discussion in 'Injuries and Prevention' started by matveimediaarts, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. matveimediaarts

    matveimediaarts Underappreciated genius

    So, I jammed my left ring finger learning gymnastics. :bang: At the doc's office, they splinted it and told me to use the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, elevation), but didn't give me a time estimate for healing. (xrays didn't turn up a break or anything) How long do I need to keep this thing splinted before I should get worried and call the doc? Thanks!
  2. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    How do we know? We haven't examined your finger.

    Call and ask your doctor!
  3. matveimediaarts

    matveimediaarts Underappreciated genius

    yessir, Mr Bostik! :)
  4. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    I can only say how I handle things like that and that for sure isn't a medical advise.

    I change the bandage and splint regularly, renew the ointment and wait for a while.
    After a week or so I try leaving the bandage of a while and see, how it feels.
    Then it depends: Splint back on, only bandage, bandage of - for a time and slightly moving or off for good, or everything back on and waiting another week.

    The best thing for sure is obviously asking the Doc, as Bozza Bostik has said.
    The above is my personal "stupid way" to handle things ;)
  5. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

    Until it doesn't hurt anymore. Then buddy tape it for another month or so.

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