Does a Finger Injury Limit Your Hand?
Finger injuries hinder your ability to perform day-to-day activities such as buttoning your shirt or typing. Without proper finger treatment, your injury may worsen and limit your hand function. It is important to have your injury examined by a hand specialist, who has the advanced training and experience necessary to provide the most effective treatment.
What Are Common Types of Finger Injuries?
There are several common causes of finger injuries:
- Sprains. A sprain occurs when the ligament in a finger is stretched or torn. Symptoms include pain and swelling in the affected finger.
- Fractures. There are 14 bones in the fingers and thumb of your hand. A fracture is a break in one of those bones. Symptoms can include swelling, as well as sudden pain that persists, particularly when attempting to use your finger.
- Dislocations. A finger dislocation occurs when the bones of a finger are forced out of their normal alignment. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, tingling, or a disjointed appearance.
- Lacerations (Cuts). Finger lacerations occur when the skin of a finger has been broken. Lacerations range in severity from mild cuts that only penetrate the skin, to deep cuts through tissue and bone. Symptoms can include pain and swelling. Some particularly severe or deep cuts will not stop bleeding and may limit the finger's mobility.
Specialty Treatment for Your Finger Injuries
Finger injuries are common, range in severity, and may limit your hand's function. When you've sustained a finger injury, it is important to see a specialist that can accurately diagnose the injury and recommend the finger treatment option that provides you the best possible outcome. MHS specialists have decades of combined experience in treating hand and wrist conditions, including finger injuries. We also have advanced therapy equipment and on-site surgical suites to provide the treatment necessary for more complex finger injuries.
MHS is committed to bringing the highest level of expertise, leading-edge therapeutic approaches, and the most advanced equipment, all to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Call us at 630-359-6888, or contact us today through our secure form to schedule a prompt appointment.