HomeAnswersGeneral Medicinefinger sprainI injured my finger while playing football. It is swollen and bruised with no pain. Please suggest some home remedies.

How can an injured finger be treated at home?

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Published At September 9, 2023
Reviewed AtSeptember 19, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Yesterday, while playing football I injured my finger. Now it is swollen and bruised, but it does not hurt. What should I do? Please suggest me an at-home remedy.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Sugreev Singh

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

I would suggest you do an X-ray of your hand once to check if there was any injury to the bone and ligament. Because in the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity) it looks like there is a severe injury. If you can move your finger in every position then it will be fine.

I would suggest you try the following temporary at-home measures for now

  1. Apply an ice pack to it, it will reduce the swelling.

  2. Use a spray of Diclofenac 0.1% twice a day on it.

Can you bend your finger and move it in all directions without any difficulties?

Let me know so I can help accordingly

Thank you.

The Probable causes

Injury.

Investigations to be done

X-ray of the hand.

Differential diagnosis

Fracture.

Probable diagnosis

Swelling in the finger.

Treatment plan

Use spray Diclofenac 0.1% IP twice a day on it.

Preventive measures

Apply ice packs on it twice daily.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sugreev Singh
Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine

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