How Do You Tell If You Broke Your Finger?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I think that whole "sharp thing trying to stick through the skin" is a pretty good indication it's broken!
Julia Profile
Julia answered
Guest answered as I would have. If it hurts like heck and you can't move it...ot it hurts way too much to move it, its likely broken. If you suspect that it is broken, go to Urgent Care (costs less then an ER) or if you don't an an Urgent Care, then definately an ER to be sure it does or doesn't need to be set...then they can give you a splint and something for the pain if you need it.

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ash smith Profile
ash smith answered
You wont be able to move it and it wouldnt be straight it would be a little crooked
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Well mainly you should get an x ray . If your finger has been broken bad you may need surgery to repair it or to help it heel correctly. There are many different treatment options. It may sound silly but breaking your finger and not taking care of it could lead into running your whole hand because nothing will be lined up. That could leave to many surgery's on your hand and fingers but you can also decline surgery and treatments too.
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No, you didn't break it if you can bend it. If it was run into something, then there is a chance that you might have jammed it or strained it somehow. I suggest you use a couple popcicle sticks, and splint it for a day or two to keep it stable, and you won't re-injure it that way. Hope this helps you out.
Can you move & bend it?  If so, then no...:)
Lexi Profile
Lexi answered
If you broke it, you woundnt have been able to type this question.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Wow bud, it would hurt really bad and you wouldn't be able to move it a mm without it hurting
Keith Old Profile
Keith Old answered
G'day Jenny,

Thank you for your question.

An X-ray is the best way of telling that a finger is broken.

Hannah Ashley Profile
Hannah Ashley answered
Well it will probably hurt a bunch, and would looked bent a weird way.also some people say there finger looks a little blue.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The only thing you can do is get an x-ray. There is nothing else to do, getting a x-ray of your finger might seen funny but that is the only way to help. If your finger id broken the doctor will most likely tell you to get a split.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I fell and tried to break my fall. Instead I broke the fall with my hands. My finger is swollen and hutrs very bad.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
If it hurts when you move it, bent, purple or blue, get an x ray and that'll tell you, but its too bad you can't get much for a broken finger or toes
Gene wright Profile
Gene wright answered
Can you move it?   If not, call your closest friend and have him step on it with BIG boots.
If that doesn't work, then go to ER.  (maybe you really should go before the BIG boot treatment).
Then, you gota come back and tell us how you broke your finger.
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chritina donnal answered
You can tell if it is really swollen and if you can't move it at all I would wait for 24 hours and if its the same way go directly to the hospital. Hope it's not broken good luck.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You go ge an x-ray or put gauze pad on it for  a week that is what I did and I feels much better.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You go ge an x-ray or put gauze pad on it for  a week that is what I did and I feels much better.

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