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What are the best treatments for a jammed/sprained finger?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Motrin, cold packs

Treatment for a jammed finger includes: rest, cold packs, & elevating that hand up to the chest.
Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) for 3 days helps reduce the swelling & pain. One can "buddy splint" by taping the injured finger to the finger next to it for a few days. If the pain is severe, the finger crooked, or the range of motion significantly decreased, a primary or orthopedic doctor can evaluate & do an x-ray.

In brief: Motrin, cold packs

Treatment for a jammed finger includes: rest, cold packs, & elevating that hand up to the chest.
Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) for 3 days helps reduce the swelling & pain. One can "buddy splint" by taping the injured finger to the finger next to it for a few days. If the pain is severe, the finger crooked, or the range of motion significantly decreased, a primary or orthopedic doctor can evaluate & do an x-ray.
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine

In brief: Rest and ice

Rest the finger, splint it by taping to the next finger losely & using ice & elevation of finger above the heart level.
If not allergic, use ibuprofen. If prolonged pain & swelling or limitation of function, see your pcp. An x-ray may be needed. Small chip fractures may occur. This generally resolves with time. See dr. Robert kwok's answer and my re-tap!

In brief: Rest and ice

Rest the finger, splint it by taping to the next finger losely & using ice & elevation of finger above the heart level.
If not allergic, use ibuprofen. If prolonged pain & swelling or limitation of function, see your pcp. An x-ray may be needed. Small chip fractures may occur. This generally resolves with time. See dr. Robert kwok's answer and my re-tap!
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