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How to treat a swollen finger, jammed from playing basketball?

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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

Basketball injuries to the middle knuckle include simple ligament sprains, central slip (tendon-boutonneire) rupture and fracture dislocation.
Unfortunately, even severe injuries could look innocuous. I personally feel it is important to have these injuries evaluated in order to rule out a more sinister injury. It could mean the difference between 3 weeks of buddy taping and surgery...

In brief: See a doctor

Basketball injuries to the middle knuckle include simple ligament sprains, central slip (tendon-boutonneire) rupture and fracture dislocation.
Unfortunately, even severe injuries could look innocuous. I personally feel it is important to have these injuries evaluated in order to rule out a more sinister injury. It could mean the difference between 3 weeks of buddy taping and surgery...
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Jammed

Make sure it's not cracked first, if not, motion by flexing-extending the finger as tolerated to minimize more swelling.

In brief: Jammed

Make sure it's not cracked first, if not, motion by flexing-extending the finger as tolerated to minimize more swelling.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank
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