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A 18-year-old female asked:

Finger has gotten twisted in a chair, instantly swollen and throbbing. several hours later twice as swollen bruised lack of motion. broken or jammed?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Hard to say but...: This is impossible to know for sure but from your description it sounds like there is a good chance it is broken and/or dislocated. I advise you go to an urgent care clinic tomorrow to get an x-ray. In the meantime, you can apply ice and elevate it ; take Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain. If available, you can also take homeopathic arnica which can help with pain, bruising and swelling.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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