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    Finger Dislocation Treatment

    Medical Treatment

    Symptoms of a dislocated finger include: pain, swelling, looking bent or deformed, not being able to move the finger.

    1. Control Swelling

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    • Remove any rings immediately.
    • Apply ice to the area.
    • Keep the finger elevated above the heart.
    • If the finger is bent or deformed, don’t try to straighten it. It may be broken.

    2. Get Help

    • See a doctor right away. You’ll need X-rays and procedures to realign the finger.

    3. Follow Up

    • Keep any protective splint or cast clean and dry.
    • Ice the finger for 20 minutes every few hours for a few days, if you are able.
    • Continue elevating your finger when possible.
    • Take pain medication as prescribed by the doctor.
    • Depending on the nature of the injury, surgery or follow-up with a hand bone specialist may be needed.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on August 29, 2015

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