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A 31-year-old female asked:

4 weeks ago i injured my finger playing sports. we did x-rays and it wasnt broken so the doctor said its just the ligaments. my concern now is that its still swollen and i cant straighten it 100% and im afraid its not going to heal properly.

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
X ray: Please obtain an x ray of your finger to rule out a fracture. Place a cool compress on the area and a splint to avoid bending the finger.
Dr. Meenakshi Bhuvaneswar
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Agree. make sure it is not a mallet finger , which requires longer splinting till the tendons are healed .
Apr 3, 2020

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