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A 45-year-old member asked:

jammed my finger now i have throbbing arm pain. what is a powerful painkiller i can take?

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Dr. Scott Ferry
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Anti-inflammatories: It would be very unusual for a jammed finger to require strong pain killers. I'f you don't have pain relief with over the counter anti-inflammatories such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen) then you should get evaluated and have an x-ray done. More pain from a jammed finger can be a sign if tendon damage or a fracture.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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