You have sustained a minor break near the knuckle
This should begin to settle within 4 weeks.
It may take eight weeks or more for your hand to fully settle.
The finger strapping is to help with pain and allow you to move the fingers.
You should move the hand 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. You should not be concerned about this. Unless it becomes particularly big or you cannot straighten your fingers fully after 2 weeks.
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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