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How Can You Tell If Your Finger Is Broken
X-ray: The only way to know for sure is to get an x-ray. A finger with a small break or a breaks that isn't too badly out of place may not look too bad from the outside. Also, it's an "old wive's tale" that it's not broken if you can move it. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toe fracture.: With an x-ray. Unless there is gross deformity or the toe is misangled then you will need physical examination, medical history & x-ray to determine if your toe is broken. Please see a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon if you are concerned. Take care. ...Read more
Need X-Ray: You can't tell if a hand bone is fractures just by looking at it. The old wives tale that says "if i can move it then it can't be broken" is not true. While many hand fractures do not need specific treatment or simple rest, some seemingly small injuries can cause big problems later. Injuires that are swollen enough to limit your motion should be checked out with an x-ray. ...Read more
Pain, swelling, loss: Of motion, deviation, rotation, stiffness, throbbing, numbness, discoloration, tightness all can be symptoms of a finger fracture. If one suspects a fracture, then elevation, ice , splinting and urgent evaluation is needed as many seemingly simple fractures in the hand require a detailed understanding of what to do to optimize healing and return of function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
X-Ray, scan, or MRI: Usually a simple x-ray will give you the answer. Sometimes, especially soon after the injury, the x-ray will initially appear to be normal even though there is a fracture. Your physician if still suspecting a fracture may recommend an mri, or bone scan. Suspicion of fracture goes up with amount of pain and soft tissue bleeding, site of maximum pain, and findings of indirect pain on examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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