What is a Broken Finger?
Most broken fingers and thumbs are caused by an injury at work or while playing sports like basketball, football, boxing, and rugby. Work place injuries are usually of the crushed type, from dropping something on it or by getting it caught it moving machinery parts.
You can break your finger from slamming it in a door. too. Some broken fingers and thumbs are a result of repetitive strain actions that can cause stress fractures.
Finger and thumb bone fractures that are easy to identify will show visible signs of swelling, redness and look "out of place", crooked, "kinked" or deformed. The area around the broken bone will usually show discoloration and bruising. Any amount of pressure will be very painful and you will not be able to use your hand for much of anything. Even brushing your teeth may become an impossible task.
Less obvious bone breaks are small stress fractures that may not show any of the visible signs - only ache or be somewhat sore to use. An x-ray may be the only way to confirm a fracture.
Treating Broken Fingers:
If you visibly see that your finger is broken, you will want to immobilize it with something rigid - a ruler or even a popsicle stick - wrap it with gauze or soft cotton fabric.
We suggest you see your doctor for his/her professional advice, first. Depending on the type of fracture, they may cast or tape your finger to help immobilize the bones or reduce the initial pain and swelling with ice packs.
Wear Far Infrared Therapy Gloves for broken fingers
FIR Gloves help to:
- reduce finger pain
- accelerate tissue healing
- reduce stiffness
- increase joint flexibility
- increase circulation
- promote faster bone healin
- reduce swelling and inflammatio
- reduce the long term complication of arthritis in your fingers
Wearing Prolotex™ REGULAR FIT Infrared Gloves on a regular basis can help you cope with the pain of a broken finger.
FIR Gloves are also good for treating any possible tissue damage around the fracture, a common problem with crushing injuries.
Gloves are washable
FIR Gloves for Faster Bone Healing
The threads in Prolotex™ Gloves are impregnated with a safe formula of bio-ceramics that emit beneficial far infrared rays (FIR). These safe waves of soothing FIR energy penetrate deep into the tissues of your fingers, helping to heal broken finger bones faster by increasing the molecular activity of the cells.
The stimulation of the tiny capillaries and veins in your fingers and hands dilate the cells and allow fresh oxygenated blood containing vital nutrients to reach the over stress areas. Better circulation to the skin means better overall health of your hands.