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  • Feb 14, 2012, 05:49 AM
    RickJ
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    Finger broken? Strained? Does it matter?
    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!
  • Feb 14, 2012, 05:55 AM
    parttime
    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
  • Feb 14, 2012, 05:58 AM
    J_9
    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.
  • Feb 14, 2012, 06:06 AM
    RickJ
    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!
  • Feb 14, 2012, 06:08 AM
    RickJ
    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 :(
  • Feb 14, 2012, 06:29 AM
    J_9
    Just goes to show that you aren't as quick and limber as you used to be.
  • Feb 14, 2012, 09:06 AM
    RickJ
    Gee, thanks for reminding me Nurse Ratched :)
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  • Feb 14, 2012, 09:55 AM
    Fr_Chuck
    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
  • Feb 14, 2012, 10:11 AM
    RickJ
    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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