Symptoms of a broken finger

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) or you may see the bone through the wound.

It can be hard to tell if a finger is broken, dislocated or badly sprained , as the symptoms tend to be similar.

If you're not sure whether your finger is broken, it's a good idea to get medical advice.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018