I have heard ice, heat, alternating ice and heat, single malt scotch, etc. What is the best DIY therapy for a sprained finger 19 days after the injury?
I am posting this to GQ in the belief that there is a general-purpose answer and that one sprained finger is pretty much like the rest. You are not a doctor, you are not my finger’s doctor, etc.
(Backstory: Actually, it’s a broken bone in the tip of the finger, but there is other soft-tissue damage tantamount to a sprain. I saw a hand surgeon two weeks ago, who fitted me with a little splint and said come back in 6 weeks. But he gave me no instructions for care in the meantime. I have left two messages in two days with his assistant with no response. I broke it catching a baseball wrong. Normally this would have been a sprain but the doctor explained I have a benign tumor inside the bone, which causes the bone to hollow out, leaving the remaining bone more susceptible to fracture. After the break heals he recommends removing the tumor, after which the bone should grow back in.)