Bent ring finger backwards
July 18, 2010 6:22 PM Subscribe
Could my finger be sprained? Fractured?
posted by xopaigexo to health & fitness (13 answers total)
So, I messed up my finger pretty bad last wednesday, but I'm not sure how messed up it is.
I hurt it tossing around a football with a few friends - the ball was moving in the air really fast, I reached up to catch it and it hit the tips of my fingers, bending my ring finger back the other way.
My finger was in excruciating pain for quite a long time, but I was able to move it around some after a little while, so I know it's not broken. It didn't really swell up until the next day, but the swelling was throughout the entire finger and it was black and blue.
I wrapped it with an ace bandage to keep it still (we were out camping in the middle of nowhere, i didn't have many options). The swelling went down when I had it wrapped up, but when I take it off I can hardly move my finger. Also, when I take it off once a day to bathe or whatever, it swells up slowly with blood and turns blackish blue again. So, i know that it's bleeding on the inside still after a few days, but I'm not sure exactly what that means. It also hasn't made any progress as far as getting better.
I know alot of people are just going to say to go to a doctor, but what can they really do besides bind it (i now have a splint) and maybe give me some meds? I'm just curious if anyone can infer based on the information given what kind of injury this is?