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Sprained finger

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2007: Sprained finger
By Jackie on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 09:52 am:

Do they really do anything for that, expect put it in a splint?
My 8 yr old hurt her pinkie finger. Basically she went to sit down to play and some how sat on her hand, bent her finger...She is my "Dennis the Mennis" in everyway LOL..anyways she cried a lot. I didnt take her serious at first. You must understand, my older 2 kids cry all the time when things are not really that serious. I know, call me a bad mother I really thought it was not a big deal. When I looked at it, it was a bit swollen. I put some ice in a baggie, and had her put it on her pinkie, and gave her some childrens tylenol for the pain. She complained on and off all night but stated it was getting better. This morning she said it still hurt a bit but not as bad as last night. She said she still couldn't put her pinkie right next to the other finger because it hurt. SO I took her to the school nurse. The nurse said it does looked bruised and swollen and should be seen. So she has an 11am drs appt.
What do they do for something like that? Splint it?

By Ginny~moderator on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 11:15 am:

I suspect first they'll x-ray to be sure there isn't a fracture, but then probably splint and in some way immobilize it and the adjacent finger. Poor baby.

By Annie2 on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 11:24 am:

How's your dd? Did they take an xray? Poor thing. I hope she's feeling better. :)

By Tarable on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 12:30 pm:

Both of my DDs have broken their pinky fingers and the only thing they did for the was put on in a simple splint and the other just had her tape it to the next finger.

Good luck.. hope it isn't broken or on her writing hand..

By Insaneusmcwife on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 11:18 pm:

How's she doing now? did they have to splint it? Hope she feels better soon.

By Crystal915 on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 11:31 pm:

How is she? I had a bad pinky sprain in school, falling on the playground. They buddy bandaged my fingers, and sent me on my way. I hope she has a quick recovery!!

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