question-icon

Does Pain In Little Finger Indicate Broken Bone?

default
Posted on Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Question: How do I know if my finger is broken? I play guitar professionally and recently the little finger has started to hurt during non-playing time. It hurts most when I bend it half way
and the first knuckle area has the most pain. Today I tried to practice and the pain
level increased. Does this sound like a broken bone, a sprain, or something else?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You may send the picture of lttle finger

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for posting
I have gone through your query and it does not looks to be a fracture as there are no sign of it.The signs are swelling,deformity,skin discoloration and there should be significant trauma.
The most likely it is sprain. Rest,hot water fomentation along with ibuprofen and trypsin/chymotrysin helps in reduction of pain and swelling.
Looking forward to your reply.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Mukesh Chugh

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement

Practicing since :1997

Answered : 1619 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Does Pain In Little Finger Indicate Broken Bone?

Brief Answer: You may send the picture of lttle finger Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for posting I have gone through your query and it does not looks to be a fracture as there are no sign of it.The signs are swelling,deformity,skin discoloration and there should be significant trauma. The most likely it is sprain. Rest,hot water fomentation along with ibuprofen and trypsin/chymotrysin helps in reduction of pain and swelling. Looking forward to your reply. Take care