Health Tip: Treating a Jammed Finger
(HealthDay News) -- A jammed finger can be a small fracture, dislocation or a sprain to one of the joints, says Mayo Clinic. The injury can be painful and the joint can swell.
To treat a jammed finger, Mayo suggests:
Ice the finger with a cold pack for up to 15 minutes.
Elevate the hand to reduce swelling.
Tape the injured finger to an adjacent finger.
Seek prompt medical care if the finger appears deformed, if the injured person develops a fever or if the finger becomes numb.