What is Jammed Finger?

Jammed finger is an injury caused to our finger, it is a joint or a muscle sprain which causes sharp and stinging pain, it must never be confused with a fracture, the swelling can be very similar and that’s why people confuse jammed finger with a broken one, the treatment is completely different, thankfully jammed finger does not take that much time to heal and if you are doing things correctly a jammed finger should be completely healed within two weeks while a broken finger would take much longer than that.

Damaged ligaments should never be ignored, these help your muscle function and not giving proper medical attention would not let your finger function properly, a very common issue which occurs after jammed finger is that people are unable to hold things properly, the ligaments or tendons play a key role in the overall functioning of any muscle and mostly incase of jammed finger ligaments and tendons are damaged due to the sheer force of the impact, jammed finger can occur by a mere accident like closing your drawer and accidentally jamming your finger or it is common in different sports.

There are multiple ways you can go about when treating jammed finger, if the impact is really low people also use rice treatment which is an ancient method which is slow and sure, the other very effective methods include immobilizing your finger by wearing a splint and using ice massage twice or thrice everyday, redness and swelling of finger is one really common symptom of jammed finger and you can try these treatments but it the damage is severe which you can by the force of the impact and the condition of your finger you should in that case consult a doctor first.

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