Is an x-ray necessary for a dislocated finger?

Posted on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I dislocated my finger a little over 4 weeks ago and got it back in place myself. I am still experiencing a great deal of pain and my finger is not straight, should I go to the doctor to get xrays?
Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 2 hours later
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Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

You should definitely visit a doctor and get X rays done. Had it fallen back correctly in place the problem would have already resolved. Based on the findings of the X ray, your doctor would be able to intervene properly.

Feel free to write back.

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Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha

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