Breaking your finger may seem like a minor injury but it can actually cause you a lot of problems. In addition to the obvious discomfort and pain that comes with any broken bone, you also have to try and manage your day to day tasks without full mobility of your hand. If you are wearing a broken finger cast, this can be all the more difficult. Even after the broken finger cast is removed, you may still experience difficulties with mobility in the finger, so the total recovery time can be quite long. However, treatment such as physiotherapy can prove beneficial for faster recovery. A broken finger left untreated could cause problems down the line too, so you need to ensure you get proper treatment for it.
What are the common broken finger symptoms?
Broken finger symptoms do differ from sprained finger symptoms, and there are some common ones that could give you an idea of whether you have actually suffered a break. These symptoms include:
- Swollen finger
- Bruising of the finger
- Pain in the hand or finger
- Finger that is not properly aligned
- Weakness and tenderness
- Difficulty picking things up
- Reduced mobility in the finger
The causes of a broken finger
A broken fingertip or broken finger can be quite common and there are many different ways in which you could sustain this type of injury. For instance, if you fall and use your hand to try and protect yourself, this could result in a break. Getting your finger trapped, such as in a car door, could cause a break. Some sporting activities could also result in a broken finger. All sorts of trauma such as accidentally dropping something heavy on your finger could cause an injury such as this.
How long does it take for the finger to heal?
The healing time for a broken finger can depend on the level of the injury as well as on the type of treatment that has been given e.g. surgery. For some people, the healing time can be as little as a few weeks whereas for others it could take a lot longer. Of course, you need to make sure that you take care not to put any pressure on the finger while it is healing. In addition, you can access free treatment including physiotherapy to help get your finger fully mobile again.
What free private treatment can I qualify for?
If you have broken you finger, you may need a splint, a broken finger cast, or other forms of treatment. After the cast is removed, you will then need to have physiotherapy so that you can properly exercise the finger and get it back to normal in terms of movement. You can access these treatments free of charge on a private basis. To learn more, contact us and we will be happy to provide further information.
How can I recover more quickly and safely?
With a finger break, you may find that the injury heals quite quickly. However, this is not always the case even with a broken finger cast, and you need to be very careful with regards to using the injured hand in case you do more damage. You also need to make sure that you complete the healing process by getting physiotherapy so that you can regain proper mobility in the finger. This is something that we can help with – all you need to do is get in touch.
Contact us to find out if you qualify for free private treatment
A lot of people have no idea that they could get free private treatment for their broken finger. Well, whatever part of the UK you live in you could be eligible for this free treatment. If you would like more information on this service and want to find out whether you are eligible for free treatment in your area, get in touch and a member of the team will be able to assist you.