Hi, I was playing basketball about 2 weeks ago and was smacked on the pinky against the ball. First it was very swollen, but I could still move it. This rule out the broken theory. I also took X-ray the next day, but everything was fine. Since then it's been 2 weeks and it's still swollen. It's better than before but still swollen at the joint. When I tried to straighten it, it will straighten but with a lump on the joint. It will hurt a bit, but not as bad. It just swollen a lot at the joint making it a little hard trying to straighten it. Trying to reach for the p when typing takes effort. Can you please tell me if i need to allow more time to heal or get it check out? I don't want anything permanent to affect my finger forever... Thank you so much!
How can I tell if I fracture my pinky or jammed it?
Added 21 Mar 2010:
What are symptoms or signs if I might have fractured the finger or damage the tendons?? If took an X-Ray on it before and it was fine, then is it necessary to take it again?? I don't think it would make a different right?? Thanks for all your inputs!!
Added 21 Mar 2010:
What are symptoms or signs if I might have fractured the finger or damage the tendons?? If took an X-Ray on it before and it was fine, then is it necessary to take it again?? I don't think it would make a difference right?? Thanks for all your inputs!!
if its been two weeks i'd go back to where ever you had the 1st xray if that was in the er then i'd get the xray and go to a hand specialist you say you want to keep your pinky to reach the the p i'd go get things ck'd out. missy
I have broken, jammed, surgery you name it on fingers. It takes a while to heal. We use them so much. Just hang in there. Tape a popcicle stick or go get one of those splint things from the drug store and hang on. It takes awhile to heal. I am still healing from a joint replacement surgery from last April. Be patient... It's hard I know but it will get better... kimmie1
hi tim, if brokin or jamed or even sprained it's gona take time to heal. best thing is to do is mobilize it with a splint or tape it to your next finger. stop trying to type "p's. even if it was broken there's not much else u can do for it. its gonna take some time. good luck ...
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