What is it?

Fracture of the finger is a condition wherein a bone or group of bones in the finger is broken.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms include:

  • Pain over the affected finger.
  • Finger deformity.
  • Difficulty moving the finger affected.

What to expect?

You may try the following things while arranging or waiting for medical help:

  • If you have a bleeding wound, dress it with a clean pad or dressing.
  • Apply an ice pack (such as a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel) to the finger. Never put ice directly on the skin, but wrap it in a cloth.

If you are diagnosed with a fracture of the finger you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor after the initial treatment:

  • When can you start exercises to get the strength back in the muscles and ligaments of the finger?
  • Do you need to take calcium and vitamin D supplements for bone strength?
  • Do you need additional investigations to determine the strength of your bones?

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