6 doctors weighed in:

How can you tell if your finger is broken?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: X-ray

X-ray is the most reliable way to tell if your finger is broken.
Even a finger with the worst swelling, pain, and/or inability to move, might not be broken. Get an x-ray to be sure you'll treat the finger properly for best healing and future function.

In brief: X-ray

X-ray is the most reliable way to tell if your finger is broken.
Even a finger with the worst swelling, pain, and/or inability to move, might not be broken. Get an x-ray to be sure you'll treat the finger properly for best healing and future function.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Finger trauma

History: was there a significant trauma? Pain: pain at rest and pain with motion.
Deformity: does the finger appear badly aligned when fingers are straight? When you make a fist, do the fingers fall into their normal position. Bruising? Of course, the definitive way to determine is to have the finger x-rayed.

In brief: Finger trauma

History: was there a significant trauma? Pain: pain at rest and pain with motion.
Deformity: does the finger appear badly aligned when fingers are straight? When you make a fist, do the fingers fall into their normal position. Bruising? Of course, the definitive way to determine is to have the finger x-rayed.
Dr. David Wishnew
Dr. David Wishnew
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