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A 17-year-old female asked:

Last night at vball, a ball hit my finger and kinda jammed it. but it onlyhurts between my 2nd and 3rd knuckle and it is swollen.hurts when moving it?

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Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Joint injury: Sometimes a "jammed" finger is just a strain or sprain and will get better on its own. Sometimes it's a fracture, and needs to be immobilized to heal properly. Sometimes the joint is dislocated at the moment of impact and slips back into place almost immediately and you don't notice. Buddy tape your finger; consider an urgent care visit for an xray.
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