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** Jammed Finger or Broken **


A jammed finger or broken finger is a common injury that often happens to
athletes who play volley, basketball or other sports. However, this can
also happen during other activities that do not involve sports, such as
simple household chores. How do you know whether your finger is broken or
just sprained?

You may have a jammed finger or broken joint if you suddenly cannot move it
normally and you feel a sharp shooting pain. It may get better after a few
days, but it is best to see a doctor if your symptoms persist or get worse.

-Do I Have a Jammed Finger? What Can I Do?-

Your knuckles (also calledinter-phalangeal joints) have ligaments that make
up the joint capsule. These ligaments that connect the small bones together
may be damaged or sprained due to a significant force during sports or
other activities, causing a jammed finger.

What Are the Symptoms?

A jammed finger or broken joint will cause swelling, pain and weakness of
the finger. Your knuckle will swell and it may take more than a few weeks
to go away. Sometimes, depending on the severity of the sprain, swelling
may persist, but the pain can be relieved soon and the ability to move the
finger may improve quickly.

How to Deal With a Jammed Finger

· *Take ibuprofen.* Ibuprofen can effectively reduce swelling and pain in


does a jammed finger swell

How to Treat a Jammed Finger: 8 Steps (with Pictures)



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** How to Treat a Jammed Finger **

Two Parts:Managing a Jammed Finger at HomeGetting Treatment for a Jammed
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A jammed finger is a type of joint sprain that's sustained from significant
impact to the end of a finger.^[1] Jammed fingers are a common type of
sports injury, especially from playing volleyball, basketball, football,
and rugby. Jammed finger joints often heal without need for treatment,
although specific home care approaches can speed up recovery times. In some
cases, medical treatment is needed to return a jammed finger back to normal
function and range of motion.



Part 1
Managing a Jammed Finger at Home -

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*Make sure the injury isn't serious.* The amount of pain felt from a
musculoskeletal injury is not always positively correlated to the degree of
seriousness. In other words, an injury may really hurt, but it's not always
serious. A jammed finger can often be very painful initially, but it's not
nearly as serious of an injury compared to dislocated and fractured
fingers.^[2] The tell-tale sign of a dislocated or badly fractured finger
is some degree of crookedness; a moderate amount of swelling or bruising
can also be signs of a fracture


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