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How do I make my jammed finger less swollen?

How do I make my jammed finger less swollen?

Bromelain: Assuming you have not fractured a bone, bromelain enzyme can reduce swelling. You also may need to use over the counter splint for 1-3 days to allow recovery. ...Read more

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My jammed finger is still swollen. What could be wrong?

My jammed finger is still swollen. What could be wrong?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a jammed finger with a swollen knuckle, what do you suggest to treat this?

I have a jammed finger  with a swollen knuckle, what do you suggest to treat this?

Xrays: You should get an xray to make sure there is no fracture. Some fractures of the knuckles can involve the joint space and cause long term pain. Hopefully it is just a sprain, but if its swollen and over the knuckle if could be more serious. ...Read more

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What should I do about a jammed finger?

What should I do about a jammed finger?

I think so: When jam your finger, you could tear a ligament or break a bone or damage the cartilage that could to permanent stiffness.. Go and check it out. ...Read more

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How do I treat a severely jammed finger?

How do I treat a severely jammed finger?

Jammed finger: You need to make sure that there is no fracture nor any significant ligament or tendon injury. Check with your doctor to find out for sure. If diagnosis is correct, range of motion exercises are extremely important. Modalities to reduce swelling include ice, elevation, and nsaids. Heat helps warm up and loosen joint aiding in range of motion. ...Read more

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What should I do for a jammed finger I have iced it so far

What should I do for a jammed finger I have iced it so far

Most : Most jammed fingers are "sprains"--that is, torn ligaments around the "second" knuckle known as the proximal interphalangeal joint. Most of them are stable and heal well. For the typical sprain, a week of rest in a splint and early motion with "buddy taping" work quite well. Some minor swelling and aching with weather changes, however, may last for years. However, not all finger injuries are simple sprains. High grade sprains can cause instability and may require repair. These are relatively rare, but do need to be addressed. Small fractures can also occur. Most of them are not significant and we treat them the same as simple sprains. However, just last week, i had to pin a finger with a tiny fracture that caused rotation of the finger to where it overlapped its neighbor. Tendon injuries can also occur. If the far knuckle (distal interphalangeal joint) is injured, you can have a mallet finger--where the tip doesn't come straight. Those need to be kept straight for several weeks to get the tendon to heal or another deformity can occur, called a swan neck deformity. At the proximal interphalangeal joint, the exensor tendon can rupture, causing a boutonniere deformity. These can be difficult to diagnose in a fresh injury and i usually re-examine my patients about 2 weeks after injury to make sure they don't develop one. While most tendon injuries, when they occur, involve the extensors, flexor tendon injuries can occur as well. These are much more serious and can affect grip. An injury called a "jersey finger" (sometimes "rugger jersey finger") needs to be repaired most of the time. Any significant finger injury should be evaluated by a physician, preferably a hand surgeon. X-rays will show a fracture and careful examination of the structures can find any associated injuries. ...Read more

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Whats the best remedy for a jammed finger?

Whats the best remedy for a jammed finger?

Get it checked and: Splint if there no fracture and body tape to the other finger, use Motrin as well , it take about six weeks to heal. ...Read more

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What will a specialist do for a jammed finger?

What will a specialist do for a jammed finger?

Ice splint move: Ice is a great start. A second thing is splinting. If you are swollen even if you do not have a fracture a bruise to the joint will casue swelling in the joint. the joint tends to stay bent at about 45 degrees because the joint capsule's maximum volume is at about that degree of bending. The swollen tissue and fluid "pushes" the joint into that position finally when swelling goes down... motion ...Read more

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I have pain towards the bottom of my pinky. It is swelled and hurts to move. But im not sure if ifs broken or just a jammed finger, do you know?

I have pain towards the bottom of my pinky. It is swelled and hurts to move. But im not sure if ifs broken or just a jammed finger, do you know?

Trauma?: Do you remember having injured it? You don't mention your age. There are many causes. Best to see your physician and get an x-ray if indicated. ...Read more