Table of Contents
- 1 How long does jammed finger take to heal?
- 2 How do you treat a finger injury?
- 3 How do you know if finger is broken or sprained?
- 4 Should I tape my finger if it’s jammed?
- 5 How can I quickly Unjam my fingers?
- 6 Is jamming your finger a sprain?
- 7 How do you make a swollen finger go down fast?
- 8 How do you treat a chunk in your finger?
- 9 Can you still bend your finger if you break it?
- 10 How long does it take for a broken finger to heal without a cast?
- 11 How do I unfreeze my finger joints?
How long does jammed finger take to heal?
Most of the time a jammed finger will get better on its own within a week or two. But even with treatment, your finger may stay swollen or sensitive for many months. During recovery, try to use the finger as little as possible while it heals. Take a break from sports or other activities that could worsen your injury.
How do you treat a finger injury?
Treating Finger Injuries at Home
- Stop Bleeding. Apply firm pressure until bleeding stops.
- Clean Wound. Wash with fresh water.
- Control Swelling. Apply ice to a bruised or swollen finger.
- When to See a Doctor. Inability to move the finger.
How do you know if finger is broken or sprained?
How do you tell if your finger is broken?
- Swelling that lasts for several days.
- Swelling that may extend to other parts of the hand.
- Bruising around the injured area.
- Extremely sharp pain.
- Limited range of motion of the finger.
- The finger looks misshapen or deformed.
- Burning or tingling.
Should I tape my finger if it’s jammed?
Tape your injured finger to the finger beside it. This will immobilize your jammed finger and serve as a splint. Taping your fingers together will help secure the healing process by lessening injuries to your jammed finger.
How can I quickly Unjam my fingers?
Apply ice for 15 minutes, wait until the finger temperature returns to normal and repeat the process. After the swelling goes down and the pain diminishes, try to move the finger very slightly. If the injury is mild, you will be able to move it with little discomfort after a short time.
Is jamming your finger a sprain?
A jammed finger is typically a sprain to the joint or knuckle, of the finger. There may also be a small fracture or dislocation of the joint. The injury can be extremely painful, and the joint usually becomes swollen. A jammed finger is a common sports injury.
How do you make a swollen finger go down fast?
Try these methods for reducing swelling in your fingers:
- Keep your hand/arm elevated. If you keep your hand down, gravity is keeping the extra fluid in your hand.
- Apply ice to the affected area.
- Wear a splint or compressive wrap. Do not apply too tightly.
- Take anti inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen.
How do you treat a chunk in your finger?
Follow these steps to properly care for your injury:
- Clean the wound. Gently clean the cut by wiping away blood or dirt with little water and diluted antibacterial liquid soap.
- Treat with antibiotic ointment.
- Cover the wound.
- Elevate the finger.
- Apply pressure.
Can you still bend your finger if you break it?
Bending a broken finger will usually be very painful, but in some cases, you may still have full motion of your finger and only a dull pain even though it’s broken. Within about 5-10 minutes of breaking your finger, you may notice bruising, swelling and possibly redness.
How long does it take for a broken finger to heal without a cast?
A broken finger or thumb usually heals within 2 to 8 weeks, but it can take longer. It may be 3 to 4 months before full strength returns to your hand.
How do I unfreeze my finger joints?
- Start with the hand flat on a table, with the palm facing down.
- Apply slight pressure, so that the fingers lie as straight and flat against the table as possible without forcing the joints or causing pain.
- Hold this for up to 60 seconds, then release the position.
- Repeat this five times each day.