A broken or fractured finger is a common injury that usually takes a few weeks, or sometimes months, to heal.
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Finger injury Where to get medical help
Find out how to tell if you have a broken finger, what you should do, and how long it takes to heal.
A broken finger may be: painful, swollen, and bruised stiff or difficult to move pointing in an unusual direction numb In some cases, the broken bone may poke through the skin (an open fracture
You should get medical help if you think you've broken your finger see below for information about where to go if you've broken your finger . While you're waiting for medical help: avoid moving th
If you think you've broken your finger, you should go to your nearest minor injuries unit , urgent care centre, or walk-in centre as soon as possible. Find yournearest minor injuries unit, urgent car
You'll be assessed by atrained practitioner, who will determine what tests and treatments are needed. An X-ray will usually be carried out to confirm whether your finger is broken, dislocated,or spra
A broken finger usually takes between two and eight weeks to heal, dependingonwhich part of the finger is brokenand how severethe breakis. It may be a fewmonths before full strength returns to the af