U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
IL
A 17-year-old female asked:

I bent my 1 finger back playing volley and it swelled up and turned purple, now the purple ness is gone and it's been swollen for 6 days/ it's crooked?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Possibly broken: If someone has a finger that looks crooked 1 week after trauma it is very likely broken. If by chance it isn't broken, it is likely there is a torn ligament or a dislocation involved. I would recommend that that person go to the doctor and they most likely will need an xray to see what is going on.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Broken?: Could be broken. Did you get an x-ray when this happened? If not, go for an x-ray.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Nov 7, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.