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my finger hurts is it sprained or broken

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Have it evaluated.: Have your doctor look at it and have an x ray done.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: While most finger injuries especially in sports are sprains especially at the pip joint. However, if there is a large amount of swelling and limitat ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
It is a sprain: Finger traumatic sprain is common. Symptoms can be the result of an acute injury. The home remedies are: ice application, NSAIDs OTC every 6 hours and ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Brown
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Pinky pain: An xray would reliable tell if something is fractured. Small swollen bruised finger is a good indication that something may be fractured.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
R.I.C.E.: Rest (limit your activities with the finger), immobilization (with a splint to limit movement), cold (packs of ice, 20 mins on, then 20 mins. Off) and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Heat and: Immobilization in extension with occasional stretching. Alternating heat and cold can help also.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
24 years experience Hand Surgery
More detail: It is difficult to make recommendations to someone with a hand condition without evaluating them. It is impossible to do so without any detailed info ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Orthopedic/Hand Doc: Make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, ideally one who specializes in hand surgery. He/she will examine your finger, obtain x-rays to determ ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
27 years experience Hand Surgery
Need more info: Not enough information here. Was there trauma or an injury to the finger? Did it start spontaneously? Is there any swelling or pain at rest? Which ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Zuckman
42 years experience Podiatry
Use ice: Take some Ibuprofen and reassess in a while..If your finger rapidly swells and is black and blue it is possible it is fractured.
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