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How long is it supposed to it take for a jammed finger to heal?

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Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Long time

A jammed finger is a significant injury to a small joint.
They are almost dislocations with partial tearing of ligaments and swelling of the joint. They can take 6-12 months to heal. They usually feel a lot better in a few weeks, but can remain swollen for a long time. If you have not regained full motion by 4-6 weeks, you should see a hand surgeon or hand therapist.

In brief: Long time

A jammed finger is a significant injury to a small joint.
They are almost dislocations with partial tearing of ligaments and swelling of the joint. They can take 6-12 months to heal. They usually feel a lot better in a few weeks, but can remain swollen for a long time. If you have not regained full motion by 4-6 weeks, you should see a hand surgeon or hand therapist.
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