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How can you know if you've sprained your finger?

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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain

A sprained finger is painful & swollen.
It is well alligned and it is possible to maove it with difficulty. However an x-ray should be done to rule out fracture.

In brief: Pain

A sprained finger is painful & swollen.
It is well alligned and it is possible to maove it with difficulty. However an x-ray should be done to rule out fracture.
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: History

What was the mechanism of injury? Was the finger "jammed, " twisted, etc.
Is there swelling or bruising? I generally recommend a very cautious approach with fingers, suggesting x-rays unless a very minor injury. Missed fractures or mistreatment of a sprain can have very negative and permanent consequences with finger injuries.

In brief: History

What was the mechanism of injury? Was the finger "jammed, " twisted, etc.
Is there swelling or bruising? I generally recommend a very cautious approach with fingers, suggesting x-rays unless a very minor injury. Missed fractures or mistreatment of a sprain can have very negative and permanent consequences with finger injuries.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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