Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
As per the description, either you could have sustained soft tissue injury
or a fracture
. Bones in the hand (metacarpals & phalanges) are fragile in nature and tend to get fractured even with minor injuries.
If you are able to move all the fingers normally, If there is no visible deformity
or any abnormal mobility in the involved fingers, then a major fracture can be ruled out.
You need to have xrays to diagnose a fracture.
Initial management is as follows -
* rest to the local part
* elevation of the hand with active finger movements to resolve edema
* ice compressions
and antiinflammatory medicines
* elastic compression bandage over the wrist
Hope this information is helpful. Good day