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    Finger broken? Strained? Does it matter?

    Asked Feb 14, 2012, 04:49 AM 8 Answers
    After wrestling with my son yesterday, my pinky finger was sore - at the tip and the joint closest to the tip. I could make a fist with just a little pain. Within a couple hours it was black and blue, much more swollen and very painful.

    I'm wearing a splint on it to keep it immobilized.

    I'd rather not go to the Dr. if all they'll do is say "it's broken" or "it's sprained" and "just wear a splint on it".

    Am I thinking correctly? Any reason to go to the Dr.

    Thanks!

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    Feb 14, 2012, 04:55 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by RickJ View Post

    I'm wearing a splint on it to keep it immobilized.

    I'd rather not go to the Dr. if all they'll do is say "it's broken" or "it's sprained" and "just wear a splint on it".

    Am I thinking correctly?
    Not sure if it's correct, but your handling it the way I would. Good luck
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    Feb 14, 2012, 04:58 AM


    Ouch! Looks like you might have some broken blood vessels! For the most part you are doing the right thing. Immobilization is what any doctor or ER will do.
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    Feb 14, 2012, 05:06 AM
    Yes, ouch is right! And typing is slow since that big splint makes using the right shift key a drag... so I'll stick with lower case typing for now

    Thanks, janine and parttime!
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    Feb 14, 2012, 05:08 AM
    I'm embarrassed that a kid that I outweigh by 60 pounds got the best of me!

    I guess there is no splint that works for embarrassment
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    Feb 14, 2012, 05:29 AM


    Just goes to show that you aren't as quick and limber as you used to be.
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    Feb 14, 2012, 08:06 AM
    Gee, thanks for reminding me Nurse Ratched
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    Feb 14, 2012, 08:55 AM


    As one who has broken several fingers and toes over the years, I discovered that the doctors don't do anything for them basically, they put a splint on the fingers ( don't even do that to your toes)

    So yes looks sort of broken to me ( that will be 50 dollars for the eval please*LOL) but you are doing just what I would do.

    Of course had he child had this, they would want to investigate for child abuse
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    Feb 14, 2012, 09:11 AM
    This was caused by parent abuse. My son beat me up on the wrestling mat!

    Thank you, Doctor-Father Chuck. I will add an extra $50 to our Bishop's annual appeal for your good advice
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