Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
165 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  32
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
General Surgeon 's  Response

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.
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful

2 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor