You have sustained a minor break at the base of your hand
This should begin to settle after 2 weeks.
It may take six weeks or more for your hand to fully settle.
The finger strapping is to help with pain and allow you to move the finger.
You should move the finger as soon as possible to minimise stiffness. This may mean overcoming discomfort and simple painkillers may be required.
The strapping can be removed after one to three weeks and you should begin to use the hand as normally as possible. This will not cause further damage but heavy lifting may be sore for 6 to 8 weeks.
A lump may form at the site of the break.
Grip strength is usually very good following this injury.
Repeat these exercises 5 to 10 times each every 2 hours if possible.
For the first 2 weeks.
If the pain gets worse or is not improving after 3 weeks; or you are concerned about your hand, contact the Hand Trauma clinic on: 07970 199841. Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm and voicemail
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