Wednesday night my middle finger was smashed by a pool table since than I can't bend the knuckle closest to my hand and it got cut from the pool table, there's swelling bruising and its crocked to the left... I have no feeling in the tip of my finger and been told it looks as if I fractured it. I've been keeping a splint on while I'm awake but its become painful more than usual while I'm trying to do things. How long do I need to keep it splinted and what could be wrong with it?? It hurts for anything to touch or be placed on my knuckle to bring down swelling or keep it some what straight.