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Bent middle finger back now cant make a fist and knuckle is

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bent middle finger back now cant make a fist and knuckle is swollen
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi. We can certainly continue after this if you'd like

Applying ice and topical capsaicin cream can help for now, but you really should have this looked at and get an x-ray of the hand since this may not be just a sprain of the finger. Sometimes there can be an avulsion fracture.

If it's just a sprain a finger spint and rest may be all that's needed but it would be prudent for you to have a doctor take a look now