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3 Potential Recent Finger Injury Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Non - Serious Finger Injury

    Finger injuries are very common & rarely need medical treatment.

    The pain & swelling will begin to resolve within a few days.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    recent finger injury, finger pain from an injury, swollen finger, severe finger pain
    Symptoms that always occur with non-serious finger injury:
    recent finger injury
    Symptoms that never occur with non-serious finger injury:
    bent or crooked finger
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Jammed Finger

    Jammed fingers are common in sports but may occur during daily activity.

    2-3 weeks

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    recent finger injury, finger pain from an injury, swollen finger, finger joint stiffness, finger bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with jammed finger:
    recent finger injury, finger pain from an injury
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Mallet Finger

    Mallet finger is an injury to the furthest knuckle tendon of the finger, which makes it impossible to straighten the tip of the finger.

    6-8 weeks with a splint

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in the knuckle at the end of the finger, recent finger injury, finger pain from an injury, possible damage to the ligament that straightens the tip of the finger, inability to move the finger fully
    Symptoms that always occur with mallet finger:
    finger pain from an injury, pain in the knuckle at the end of the finger, possible damage to the ligament that straightens the tip of the finger
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Recent Finger Injury

  • Q.Where exactly is your hand pain?
  • Q.Where is your hand area swelling?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?

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Recent Finger Injury Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced recent finger injury have also experienced:

    • 6% Finger Joint Stiffness
    • 6% Joint Pain
    • 6% Fatigue
  • People who have experienced recent finger injury were most often matched with:

    • 62% Non - Serious Finger Injury
    • 30% Jammed Finger
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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