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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?

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Dr. Edwin Schuller answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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.

Answered 6/7/2013

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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.

Answered 5/19/2015

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How to treat a swollen finger, jammed from playing basketball?

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