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How can I tell if I broke my pinky finger

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?
Thanks
Ames
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Hello!

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.

Take care!
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