Painful Thumb Treatment
The treatment for finger pain depends on the underlying cause.
Treatment for finger pain may include:
- Wound irrigation
- Wound cleansing
- Wound repair
- Cold compresses:
- Apply for 20 minutes at a time, 2 to 3 times per day
- Use cold compresses for finger pain due to an injury
- Warm compresses:
- Avoid warm compresses for finger pain due to an injury.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
- Narcotic pain medication:
- May help to support a very swollen hand
- Long term immobilization in a sling can lead to frozen shoulder.
- If you wear a shoulder sling for longer than two weeks make sure you perform shoulder range of motion exercises twice a day to avoid frozen shoulder.
- Finger splint for finger fracture
- Reduction of the finger dislocation:
- Relocation of the misaligned bones
- Surgery for finger fracture
- Physical therapy for finger pain
- Antibiotics for finger infections
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