With the resumption of sports, injuries are back on the rise. Jersey fingers, mallet fingers, fractures, dislocations, sprains… it’s a smorgasbord of words amongst many more words for a bunch of things that equate to an injury to a finger. One of the most common things I hear in patients who come to see me is “It’s just a finger, and I thought it would get better in time, but it hasn’t.”
I know I’m biased – I’m a hand surgeon, after all – but it’s not just a finger to me. A swollen, painful finger usually means difficulties wearing gloves, using your hand, making a fist, gripping things, turning a key, buttoning up a shirt, using a keyboard, writing. Don’t leave it. Injuries are almost always best treated early. It’s certainly better to get it sorted out early, rather than suffer for ages, and discover it’s something that maybe would have been better off treated from the start.
With more consulting days available, we can offer more options to see you earlier. Get some peace of mind – let us help you get back in the game.