Re: broken finger and swelling
I am new to this board, but I was looking to see what other people did for a broken pinky. I felt like I was not doing enough. I broke my pinky 3 weeks ago while out of the country. I went to the hospital 24 hours after it happened and they gave me an enormous splint and said to see an ortho when I returned home. Nine days later I saw my GP here and they gave me a smaller splint and recommended I still see the orthopeadic doctor. Fifteen days after the incident, I finally saw an orthopeadic doctor who told me my fracture was minor so take the splint off because lack of use was worse than using a broken pinky. He also said the swelling would go down in several months! Now, 25 days after hurting my finger, it still hurts, I can not make a fist and it is still swollen, but it is SO much better than it was and no ugly splint. I hope you went to the doctor, even if they told you to pretend it doesn't hurt.