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I jammed my finger how can i get the swelling to go down?

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Dr. Joseph Hermann
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Ice and elevate: The best treatment for just about any injury is to ice and elevate the injured part. Limit use (rest) and to help control swelling, an ace bandage, properly applied, can also help. Remember "rice": rest, ice, compression and elevate. Most of these are simple sprains, but fractures are common and can be serious. See a doctor if symptoms persist or if there is any deformity present.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Ice & elevation: Keep your hand elevated above your heart as much as possible. Depending on the amount of bruising and swelling you may want to get an x-ray to be sure it is not broken.

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