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    dislocated or broke finger?

    i hurt my left middle finger today. the knuckle between the metacarpal and the proximal phalanx is swollen and painful. it hurts to move my finger. the finger just barely points to the left when viewed from above. pushing on the metacarpal isn't painful so i don't think my hand is broken, pushing on the proximal phalanx isn't that painful, the pain is concentrated at the interface between the two. I was just going to RICE it, but the fact it isn't pointing straight has me worried a little about dislocation. I can pull on the finger to 'pop' the joint and there isn't much pain. could i just have sprained it really bad?

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    atek3

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    Go to the doctor

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    Go to the surgeon.

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    go to the family doctor, than
    go to the radiologist, than
    go to the family doctor, than
    go to the orthopedic surgeon

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    I would say, try the 'stomp test' first. If it fails, then probably go see a doctor.

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    i have an appt on tuesday with an orthopedist to go over my knee MRI's, do you think he could order the X-rays while I'm there?

    thanks,
    atek3

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    I think you should go to the Emergency room and get that break set properly as soon as possible. Before too much swelling sets in, ice it. If your finger isn't straight anymore it is fucked up.

    What the hell? Don't be like me, go to the fucking doctor!
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    went to the e-room... took 5 hours, but got x-rays and pain pills. No break, woot! They said RICE it.

    thanks y'all,
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    I would have said by your description it sounded dislocated. Hmm... not broken eh... did you see the x-rays also?

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