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Hurt on left finger. Middle flange is swollen, painful with redness. Applied ice. How to cure?

I jammed my left ring finger in fall down some stairs approx 4 weeks ago. The middle flange is still swollen/painful with redness on the side, but I have almost full range of motion with almost no pain. When it happened, I did apply ice and taped the injured finger to the next one until the bruising and most of the swelling was relieved. I have tried to rest the finger as much as possible.
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Hello!

Such long healing time indicates that your finger were most likely broken. Even if the symptoms at the beginning has not indicated it. After 4 weeks it is very hard to tell if your finger is healing property or not. That is why I suggest you to have fingers X-ray and you will find the answer. As hand fingers are very important, it is always good to take care property about its trauma. Even after 4 weeks there is still something that can be done in case of lack of bone symphysis.

Hope this will help.
Regards.
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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