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What are symptoms of a broken finger?

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If you break your finger, you’ll probably know it. You’ll feel pain right away and may notice that a finger joint is out of place or a bone sticking through the skin.

You may not always be sure the finger is broken and try to bend it. That can be painful. Even if the bone is broken, you may still be able to move it. Within 5-10 minutes, your finger will swell and turn red. If that goes on, your finger will become stiff and hard to move. Swelling may also spread to the adjacent fingers.

From: Broken Finger WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 12, 2018

SOURCES:

eMedicineHealth: "Broken Finger."

OrthoInfo: "Finger Fractures."

Drugs.com: "Finger Fracture."

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 12, 2018

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