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    Hyperextended finger! How to treat?

    I was at the beach last weekend and caught a football wrong and hyperextended my ring finger on my fretting hand! It's not severe in that I can still play albeit a bit painfully. The middle joint is still quite tender.
    Any docs here that can tell me the best and fastest way to heal this?
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    Ice in a bag with a towel over it. That will treat the swelling and help with pain.
    Massage. Use your other hand to stimulate circulation in the injured area and slowly & carefully move the digit.

    Alternate those things. You probably shouldn't ice longer than 20 minutes and no more often than once per hour. That's likely 'overkill' if you still have normal days but a few times per day will really help.
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    my coach used to say this about torn joints and damaged tendons, ligaments etc...
    R.I.C.E.
    R= Rest -try to take it easy and give the injury time to heal
    I= Ice - use ice wrapped in a towel 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off to get the swelling down
    C= Compression - when not icing, keep the injury wrapped in a compression bandage to prevent further injury
    E= Elevation -try to keep the injury elevated above your heart. this will prevent blood pooling and help reduce swelling.

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    i've hyper-extended my middle finger many times when i'm out driving...i've never injured it...yet...it must be in great shape from constant usage...!!!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimihendrix View Post
    i've hyper-extended my middle finger many times when i'm out driving...i've never injured it...yet...it must be in great shape from constant usage...!!!...
    Wait a minute brother...you were hyper and you extended the finger - that's a bit different!
    Ever quote one of your earlier posts and respond like you were talking to another person?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimihendrix View Post
    i've hyper-extended my middle finger many times when i'm out driving...i've never injured it...yet...it must be in great shape from constant usage...!!!...
    If you are finding yourself using your middle finger that much when driving,it may not be the other drivers with a problem.It could be that you are the bad driver.LOL Just ask my sister.Major case or road rage and a real bad driver.

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    But of course...I jest...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimihendrix View Post
    But of course...I jest...





    F%&*ing "A"

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    walk-in clinic.
    we all (over)pay for OHIP, may as well use it.

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