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Injury to the fingers while playing basketball - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1725 Questions

Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :  
How can i help you
User :   i have jammed my finger at a basketball event
User :   a few weeks ago
User :   and i was wondering if it was broken, fractured or not
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
I will help you in this
Doctor :  
Can i ask few questions ?
User :   yep
Doctor :  
Wats your age ?
User :   21
Doctor :   since how many days do you have this ?
User :   like 2 weeks
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
do you have any swelling of the fingers
User :   on that one yes
Doctor :  
do you have any redness or pain over the fingers ?
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   only pain when i bend the finger somewhere close to the last knuckle on my pinky finger
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
did you take any medications ?
User :   nope
User :   wasn't sure if it was just a jamm or something more serious
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
did you any investigations ?
User :   nope
Doctor :  
like X-ray of the finger
Doctor :   as per your history the chances of fracture is very less
User :   yea
User :   nothing like that though
Doctor :  
Take Brufen 400 mg, 2 times a day
Doctor :  
after food for next 3 days
Doctor :   do you have any medical illness like asthma
User :   nope
Doctor :  
or allergy
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
if the pain and swelling worsens
Doctor :  
and range of movements decreases
Doctor :  
then X-ray is required

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