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Health Tip: Treating a Jammed Finger

(HealthDay News) -- A jammed finger can be a small fracture, dislocation or a sprain to one of the joints, says Mayo Clinic. The injury can be painful and the joint can swell.

To treat a jammed finger, Mayo suggests:

  • Ice the finger with a cold pack for up to 15 minutes.
  • Elevate the hand to reduce swelling.
  • Tape the injured finger to an adjacent finger.

Seek prompt medical care if the finger appears deformed, if the injured person develops a fever or if the finger becomes numb.

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