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of phalanx of finger takes 3-4 weeks time to heal if properly immobilized.
If swelling and tenderness persist, there might be possibility of delayed union or nonunion
. The cause may be soft tissue
interposition or malalignment. (which means soft tissue is getting in the way of the bones joining)
So I suggest you getting this evaluated by your doctor. You may get a repeat x-ray to see fracture union.Meanwhile, you can take Tablet Motrin
1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain. Hot saline fomentation over thumb will help decrease joint stiffnes.
Wishing you good health..
Dr Saurabh Gupta.