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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for finger injury

I was goofing around with my brother, fake fighting as siblings do, when my brother grabbed my index finger to deflect my hand. I felt immediate pain in my finger and found it difficult to bend it. It was also swollen around the middle joint. Three weeks later, I have better range of motion. But I still can t completely bend my finger or make a fist. And it hurts when I start to use the envelope. When I accidentally hit my finger or jam it on something, I feel immense pain. It also still swollen around the aforementioned joint. Does this sound like a sprain or a broken finger? Or something else? Thanks!
Fri, 10 Apr 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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I have gone through your query and understand your concern.You are likely to get sprain of your finger. Its treatment is rest and analgesic such as ibuprofen for pain relief. Mobilisation excercises of finger is advised to regain the movements. You are unlikely to be having fracture but you can rule it out its x ray. You can discuss with your doctor about it. Hope your query get answered. If you have any clarification then don't hesitate to write to us. I will be happy to help you.
Wishing you a good health.
Take care.
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