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When should I seek medical attention for a severe finger jam?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Great pain; crooked

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: Great pain; crooked

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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: ASAP

See your doctor or orthopedist as soon as possible for severe jammed digits.

In brief: ASAP

See your doctor or orthopedist as soon as possible for severe jammed digits.
Dr. Marshall Solomon
Dr. Marshall Solomon
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