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how can you tell if you sprained your finger

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Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xrays: There is no reliable way to tell without obtaining x-rays.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain and motion: A sprain would mean that the joints of the finger are not unstable but that they are sore and have decreased motion after an injury. If this is the ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience Internal Medicine
No difference: Does not make a difference. It should get better.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Finger: Following injury, if swelling, pain or discomfort, with limited range of motion, need an x-ray.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
X-ray: To determine if there is a fracture an x-ray should be obtained. To determine a sprain clinical evaluation by a hand surgeon is best. This can be con ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get an xray: Impossible to say w/ out an examination and x-rays.Best of luck!
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fracshured?: Depending on the mechanism of injury, it may be a simple contusion or a fracture (i.e. Broken). The greater the amount of violence at the time of inj ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Forno
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sprain: Hi there! If you hit it hard or had it pulled to the side and one of the joints is sore especially to the touch and slightly swollen, chances are it's ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Can't really tell: You can't really tell for sure without an x-ray. Some sprains can be so painful that it mimics a fracture. However, if you have a fracture and it is ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Only an x-ray: Can tell, if its a small fracture and there is no obvious dislocation.You can have significant pain, swelling and limited range of motion with a sprai ... Read More

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