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Should I see a doctor about my finger injury sprain, or just wait and see if the swelling shrinks by itself?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Yes

Make sure that the sprain is a sprain and not a fracture into a joint that can lead to permanent problems.

In brief: Yes

Make sure that the sprain is a sprain and not a fracture into a joint that can lead to permanent problems.
Dr. Daniel Mass
Dr. Daniel Mass
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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine

In brief: See a doctor

Finger injuries are very tricky and very commonly injuries are missed or patients present in a delayed fashion that limits the treatment options.
You should be evaluated by a physician to make sure you do not have a small joint dislocation, ligament injury, or fracture.

In brief: See a doctor

Finger injuries are very tricky and very commonly injuries are missed or patients present in a delayed fashion that limits the treatment options.
You should be evaluated by a physician to make sure you do not have a small joint dislocation, ligament injury, or fracture.
Dr. James Chen
Dr. James Chen
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