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    Right Pinky fing Injury Crush (slight fracture)...when can do 6-8 rep? is follow up..

    Hi, everyone

    3 days ago, I opened up a swivel handle doorknob door really fast & hard

    it squashed my right top part of my pinky finger

    I did do this partially out of anger cos the dude took forever in that public men's room taking his sweet time, but also partially since i am strong doing an average of 100 pushups each day all at once, all at one time (no rest/no sets) for 2- 3 years, often 120 pushups all at once on average a day.

    so i didn't know my own strength so to speak

    Anyway,

    It's known as
    Right Pinky Injury Crush (slight fracture)...of the phalange (top pinky part of the finger) not the metacarpal

    the ER doc the 1st time around was an overweight lady in her mid 50s with eyeglasses

    im not knocking or putting anyone down who fits into that category, but im mentioning it just to get into her psyche as to why she acted the way she did cos she didn't seem interested in my getting better or didn't care in giving me the best advice to get better soon.

    i was not pleased at all with her post ER visit or discharge instructions

    she said i can return to bodybuilding 6 weeks later & had a nurse wrap a splint and medical tape around it--this pinky finger.

    IMPORTANT
    ****((It's good to know I have very very good range of motion in the right hand--my pinky finger can close all the way and open all the way)

    So, since I wasn't pleased that she gave a crab's neck about me getting better (maybe, ALSO cos i saw her in the ER at 3 am and she was cranky--i dk)


    anyway, i went to see another doc at the same ER during regular hours the next day

    this other doc at the same ER during normal hours was relaxed, and i overheard he was getting married,...he seemed caring in me getting better & was patient with my questions & a younger guy.

    this doc, listened to a list of questions:

    here is what he told me:

    fracture is not a big one (it's a small simple fracture of the top part of the right pinky),

    I can work out or bodybuild 4 weeks not 6 weeks after the date of the injury

    finger can be in a splint, but I can take off splint 3 days later to move it around (by opening & closing it), so as that it's not stiff 4 weeks later when I totally take off the splint for good.

    A follow up visit is not necessary with a hand specialist as was written in the discharge info. by that uncaring ER doc lady

    I can immediately do pushups (like that same night) which is what I do and average 100 pushups all at once each day often 120 pushups all at once since my hand(including the right injured pinky finger) would be flat on the floor

    he said i can work out 4 weeks later after the injury date--at a weight that would allow 8-12 reps

    he then said i can work out 3 months later after injury date--at a weight that'd allow 6-8 reps for mass/power

    what im going to do is follow his advice till i return to the bodybuilding regimen of 2x per week 8-12 reps & 2x per week 6-8 reps

    *My question is has anyone else been in a similar situation and is this the right "rehab schedule"?

    **MY other question is that the 1st cranky grumpy fat ER doc wrote in my discharge instructions to follow up with a hand specialist in 3-5 days later.

    **The triage male nurse who seemed in good phys. shape & was also a NICE GUY also said that this was recommended NOT optional

    ***the younger happier nicer ER male doc said that contrary to what these people said: It IS optional...the fracture is small and following up with a hand specialist IS Optional

    Is the fact that I spoke with this more caring doctor TRUMP what this male triage nurse (WHO SEEMED TO CARE ABOUT ME AND WAS A NICe guy) and the 1st grumpy fat ER lady doc said that it's recommended?

    *Note that i want to avoid the time (hand specialist's office is far away) and the money....since i am limited on funds in terms of co-pay etc...that this hand specialist might try to squeeze money on additional medical supplies like a pricey finger splint or ultra-sound deep tissue massage etc.

    Im not being negative, just being a realist, this hand doc dude would PROBABLY make this worse than it is and SUGGESt all sorts of treatment so he can squeeze money out of me.

    so basically, im looking for your advice my friends on:

    1) does the above rehab schedule: waiting 4 weeks till i do a weight that can handle 8-12 reps & then waiting 3 months for a weight that i can do 6-8 reps for mass....DOES THIS SOUND LIKE THE RIGHT REHAB OR RIGHT RESTING / RECUPERATING SCHEDULE OR TIMEFRAME?

    2) so should i go ahead with the nicer ER doc & not risk seeing a hand specialist for a follow up given that the fracture is small?

    3) how much mass can i expect to lose after 4 weeks OF TOTAL INACTIVITY?....note that 8-12 reps 4 wks after my injury is a big blow to my Ego, I won't be able to train for power in the 6-8 rep range for 3 months! SUX

    thanks for any help you can provide me

    u just may make my sucky weekend with the 4th of july coming up that much better

    and Karma will come back to reward u 3-fold

    plus u can help others & learn yourself if u ever find urself in the same situation

    thanks again.

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    come on can't anyone help? ok what about a regular finger being crushed? not any of u

    Quote Originally Posted by NiceGuyResearcher View Post
    Hi, everyone

    3 days ago, I opened up a swivel handle doorknob door really fast & hard

    it squashed my right top part of my pinky finger

    I did do this partially out of anger cos the dude took forever in that public men's room taking his sweet time, but also partially since i am strong doing an average of 100 pushups each day all at once, all at one time (no rest/no sets) for 2- 3 years, often 120 pushups all at once on average a day.

    so i didn't know my own strength so to speak

    Anyway,

    It's known as
    Right Pinky Injury Crush (slight fracture)...of the phalange (top pinky part of the finger) not the metacarpal

    the ER doc the 1st time around was an overweight lady in her mid 50s with eyeglasses

    im not knocking or putting anyone down who fits into that category, but im mentioning it just to get into her psyche as to why she acted the way she did cos she didn't seem interested in my getting better or didn't care in giving me the best advice to get better soon.

    i was not pleased at all with her post ER visit or discharge instructions

    she said i can return to bodybuilding 6 weeks later & had a nurse wrap a splint and medical tape around it--this pinky finger.

    IMPORTANT
    ****((It's good to know I have very very good range of motion in the right hand--my pinky finger can close all the way and open all the way)

    So, since I wasn't pleased that she gave a crab's neck about me getting better (maybe, ALSO cos i saw her in the ER at 3 am and she was cranky--i dk)


    anyway, i went to see another doc at the same ER during regular hours the next day

    this other doc at the same ER during normal hours was relaxed, and i overheard he was getting married,...he seemed caring in me getting better & was patient with my questions & a younger guy.

    this doc, listened to a list of questions:

    here is what he told me:

    fracture is not a big one (it's a small simple fracture of the top part of the right pinky),

    I can work out or bodybuild 4 weeks not 6 weeks after the date of the injury

    finger can be in a splint, but I can take off splint 3 days later to move it around (by opening & closing it), so as that it's not stiff 4 weeks later when I totally take off the splint for good.

    A follow up visit is not necessary with a hand specialist as was written in the discharge info. by that uncaring ER doc lady

    I can immediately do pushups (like that same night) which is what I do and average 100 pushups all at once each day often 120 pushups all at once since my hand(including the right injured pinky finger) would be flat on the floor

    he said i can work out 4 weeks later after the injury date--at a weight that would allow 8-12 reps

    he then said i can work out 3 months later after injury date--at a weight that'd allow 6-8 reps for mass/power

    what im going to do is follow his advice till i return to the bodybuilding regimen of 2x per week 8-12 reps & 2x per week 6-8 reps

    *My question is has anyone else been in a similar situation and is this the right "rehab schedule"?

    **MY other question is that the 1st cranky grumpy fat ER doc wrote in my discharge instructions to follow up with a hand specialist in 3-5 days later.

    **The triage male nurse who seemed in good phys. shape & was also a NICE GUY also said that this was recommended NOT optional

    ***the younger happier nicer ER male doc said that contrary to what these people said: It IS optional...the fracture is small and following up with a hand specialist IS Optional

    Is the fact that I spoke with this more caring doctor TRUMP what this male triage nurse (WHO SEEMED TO CARE ABOUT ME AND WAS A NICe guy) and the 1st grumpy fat ER lady doc said that it's recommended?

    *Note that i want to avoid the time (hand specialist's office is far away) and the money....since i am limited on funds in terms of co-pay etc...that this hand specialist might try to squeeze money on additional medical supplies like a pricey finger splint or ultra-sound deep tissue massage etc.

    Im not being negative, just being a realist, this hand doc dude would PROBABLY make this worse than it is and SUGGESt all sorts of treatment so he can squeeze money out of me.

    so basically, im looking for your advice my friends on:

    1) does the above rehab schedule: waiting 4 weeks till i do a weight that can handle 8-12 reps & then waiting 3 months for a weight that i can do 6-8 reps for mass....DOES THIS SOUND LIKE THE RIGHT REHAB OR RIGHT RESTING / RECUPERATING SCHEDULE OR TIMEFRAME?

    2) so should i go ahead with the nicer ER doc & not risk seeing a hand specialist for a follow up given that the fracture is small?

    3) how much mass can i expect to lose after 4 weeks OF TOTAL INACTIVITY?....note that 8-12 reps 4 wks after my injury is a big blow to my Ego, I won't be able to train for power in the 6-8 rep range for 3 months! SUX

    thanks for any help you can provide me


    u just may make my sucky weekend with the 4th of july coming up that much better

    and Karma will come back to reward u 3-fold

    plus u can help others & learn yourself if u ever find urself in the same situation

    thanks again.
    come on can't anyone help? ok what about a regular finger being crushed?

    not any of u

    has crush a finger or toe so that it swelled up?

    and the doctor told u it was a slight fracture?

    what's a bodybuilder's advice on rehab, please?

    im not looking for advice on my EXACT injury and when and how i can train....

    BUT anyone in SIMILAR BOAT will do

    thanks.

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    Dear NiceGuyResearcher
    I am sure that your finger will be 100% again, I suggest that you tape your pinky(i.e. 5. digit), with your ringfinger next to ie(ie. the 4. finger). And you can pretty much to anything that will not cause you pain so try to experience. And also avoids NSAIDs since they make your injury heals slower, try to only take some paracetamol if you have pain. I hope that you will get a quick recovery!

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    Maybe try some lifting straps or hooks. The ones with the dowel look like they might help the best.

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    I would suggest seeing the specialist. See what he says and if u don't want the treatment u don't have to obvs. Hands are a tricky thing but its not a metacarpal just a pinky so less risk of it healing in an odd position.

    I broke two of my metacarpals and surgery was the smartest option. But urs is not but I'd still say see a specialist. At worst u won't agree with him and at best he could make it better. Highly doubt he would make it worse.

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    Just avoid using the finger until it is healed.

    I've seen detailed case histories on patients with multi-systemic organ failure documented in fewer words...
    Last edited by Bonaparte; 07-25-2014 at 12:48 PM.

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    Sorry about your injury, but...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaparte View Post
    I've seen detailed case histories on patients with multi-systemic organ failure documented in fewer words...
    LOL!!

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    What Bonaparte said,

    Its a pinky not an ACL. Give it a while to heal up as if you keep causing it even slight flexion before the bone has started to heal it may never heal properly ( I got a pinky toe on my right foot I broke at 18 that's still broken ) after a few weeks lift in a way that you do not involve the pinky and you should be fine.

    I kinda got lost in all the filler in your post and missed one of the important parts till just now. Since both said to see a specialist in a few days you should do that and then follow the instructions of the specialist...since he/she will actually be observing your injury and also is well a specialist.
    Last edited by Far from massive; 07-27-2014 at 04:20 PM.

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    ROTFLOL, Bonaparte you are a funny guy!
    Last edited by Flatus78; 07-28-2014 at 11:15 AM.

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