Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Injured Thumb Treatment

The treatment for finger injuries depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment for a finger injury may include rest, elevation, cold compresses, narcotic pain medications, splinting and realignment of a finger fracture. Some severe finger injuries, such as finger fractures, may require surgery.

Treatment for finger injuries may include:

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Injured Thumb Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of a finger injury.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • Do I need a special exercise program?
  • Will I need physical therapy?
  • Will I need occupational therapy?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this injury again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Injured Thumb Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat finger injuries:

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