I jammed my pinky finger last night upwards towards my body. I immediately iced it for half an hour and it only swelled a little. This morning, the swelling is not worse (just a little under the nuckle). I can bend it but it hurts. I think I just sprained or bruised it but is it possible I broke it even if I can bend it? I don't want to go to the DR for just a sprain. Do I need to x-ray it or can I wait a few days and see if it gets better on it's own?
Do not bend the finger and if there is any fracture you will dislocate it. Go for an X-ray when you are in doubt and if there is no fracture you can continue using icepacks and anti inflammatory drugs to cure yourself.
If there is a fracture go for an orthopedic examination.
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