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Have I broken my finger? What does a broken finger look like?
Mr Ouchy Finger
if yes - not broke
if no - can you hold a knife and butter some bread
if yes, no, if no, yes
but nonre of those require the use of the ouchy finger, it's my 'ring finger' on my right hand.
Break one of your other fingers and see if the first one feels like the latest one. If it doesn't you'll be safe in the knowledge you haven't broken your finger.
it might just be hurty instead of ouchy
and i shall carry it through to the conclusion
has a saying for this:
"if it feels like you've broken it, then it's probably just a bruising or something,
If it feels like you're going to die, then it's probably broken"
This doesn't apply to fingers and toes as much though. The usual trick with digits is "can you bend it at all?" if not then it *could* be broken.
but I don't feel like I'm a dying.
it's really bruised and swollen though, especially round the knuckles
fingers can be difficult.
Ahem. strap it to the finger next to it like how they would at the hospital and see how it is tomorrow. If it goes black or gets worse go to the hospital. Generally all they will do at the hospital is X-ray it and strap it up to the finger next to it (so if it's the ring finger strap it to your middle finger) to keep it straight. Plenty of padding.
didn't see deadonthestairs post below.
and i can't be fannying around with going there, I've got places to be. I just wanna know if i can brag to people about my broken finger "Look at it! it's all funny" is what I'll say.
If it's gone black, it's probably broken.
^Advice given to me as an 8-year old by my Mum.
It was broken.
(if that is your real name)
Yes, it's broken. The only course of action is to amputate it with rusty barber wire wrapped around a wooden stake.
Dr. B. R. Usma
It's always a laugh.
it was while playing football. I'm a goalkeeper and the ball was rock hard, someone shot from about 15 yards out and I heroically got my hand in the way. He hit it pretty powerfully so now I've got a hurty finger but at least I got a round of applause and some gasps of approval!
you probably just staved it. Happened to me when i tried to catch a rugby ball and it hit me right on the tip of my finger. OWWY.