If you have broken a finger or broken fingertip, you will know just what sort of impact it can have on your daily life. Our reliance when it comes to our hands and fingers means that we are left feeling helpless when we lose mobility and motion in them. However, if you have a broken finger you may have to wear a broken finger splint, which can make it difficult for you to perform day to day tasks.
If you do have to wear a broken finger splint, you will have restricted movement in the finger for some time until the break heals. You need to get treatment as a broken finger left untreated can lead to other health problems.
What are the symptoms and signs of a broken finger?
If you are unsure as to whether you have broken your finger and therefore require a broken finger splint, it is worth familiarising yourself with some of the key symptoms and signs. Some of the ones that you should look out for include:
- Swelling and bruising
- Pain in the finger
- Finger that is out of alignment
- Weakness and reduced motion
- Numbness in the finger
The causes of a break in the finger
The finger can be broken pretty easily and there are a number of common causes that may result in this type of break. Some of the common causes of a broken index finger or other finger include direct trauma or a fall on the finger, getting a finger trapped, contact sports, work accidents, trips and falls, or twisting of the finger. There are even certain conditions that can lead to fractures of the finger such as osteoporosis.
How long does healing take with a broken finger splint?
The healing time for your broken finger will be based on various factors. For instance, if you have been in a broken finger splint or cast rather than having surgery, the healing process may take less time. Healing can take between four and six weeks depending on the severity of the injury and the treatment administered. However, you can speed up healing through physiotherapy, which you can access free of charge. Get in touch with us to find out more about getting free physiotherapy after you remove your broken finger splint.
What free private treatment can I qualify for?
When it comes to your broken finger, you need to look at ways to strengthen the muscles and restore full movement to the hand through exercises. Physiotherapy can be extremely effective for this and you may be able to qualify for free treatment. We can provide physiotherapy treatment free of charge for many people who have suffered a broken hand, and this helps to speed up the time it takes to get the movement back in your finger. You can also benefit from free treatment such as bandaging for your finger or a cast when you suffer a break. Contact us today to find out more about this service.
How can I recover safer and possibly faster?
When it comes to this type of break, the treatment and recovery time will vary based on the injury. However, you may be eligible for free treatment including physiotherapy, which can help to really speed along the recovery time. All you need to do in order to find out if you are eligible for free treatment is give us a call and we can provide you with an answer in next to no time.
Contact us to find out if you qualify for free private treatment
If you want to find out more about getting free treatment after being in a broken finger splint following a finger break, we can help. Whatever your location in the UK, we can check whether you are eligible for free treatment and then make the necessary arrangements. All you need to do is get in touch with us and one of our experts will be happy to assist.