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A 46-year-old male asked:

Jammed my middle finger playing basketball. now the joint is swollen and the finger is blackish / blue and hurts. what should i do? how long to heal?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
ER: Go to the emergency room or your doctor's office and get your hand x-rayed. How long it takes to heal will depend on the x-ray findings - typically 6 to 8 weeks.
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Finger injury: A jammed finger can be a fracture. Get it x-rayed and if normal the finger is sprained and will heal. Can't tell without the x-ray.

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Last updated May 19, 2015

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