my son today told me that he was playing basketball when the ball hit his finger. now he can't even take a bath without him crying that it hurts. i've been feeling around it and touching it but i don't feel anything, i should know since two years ago i broke my bone that's for my pinky finger, and i didn't even know that it broke until i couldn't even do my hair unless i felt my bone moving in two places. can some one help me?Answer Question
Answer by jennifer588 at 10:38 PM on May. 20, 2010
Answer by nakita72 at 10:39 PM on May. 20, 2010
Answer by MELRN at 10:40 PM on May. 20, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 PM on May. 20, 2010
How do I know if my son broke his finger? Take him to the Doc's for an X-ray.. that is the only definitive way to know!! Chances are he just sprained (AKA: "jammed") it given the mechanism of injury you described. Make sure he is icing it 15 minutes several times a day. It will swell and possibly turn colors... but there may still be a hairline fracture or an avulsion fracture of some kind. If in doubt call his doc in the morning!!
Answer by Morgain at 10:43 PM on May. 20, 2010
But I forgot to say....you can wait 'til morning to take him to the doc if you feel it may be broken... but you really should splint it in a neutral, comfortable position... slightly bent
Answer by Morgain at 10:48 PM on May. 20, 2010
Answer by cataquiroz24 at 10:49 PM on May. 20, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:31 PM on May. 20, 2010
11:31 PM Anonymous - Actually I am a Licenced, Certified Athletic Trainer... I eval & treat HS sports injuries for a living - I answer questions on here after my kids go to sleep, while I am watching TV, unwinding. It make me feel good to help people with the knowledge that I have spent years acquiring.
I am sure if it was that bad she would have taken to kid to the Doc's!! I know exactly how this injury plays out.. hurts like crazy when it happens, starts to feel better after a bit, but then as the hours go on & it swells the pain grows. Probably didn't seem like much of an injury, but as the adrenaline and endorphins in his body dissipate the pain grows. Some injuries are borderline... could go either way. And sometimes people post to get more info, to be educated when they actually get to the doc the next morning. I don't get why you are so grumpy about it. Geesh
Answer by Morgain at 11:53 PM on May. 20, 2010
cataquiroz24, splint it, let him go to school, then take him after school.(maybe call the school nurse and ask her to look at it.. they see this stuff all the time... I know the school nurse i work with is good with this stuff) If it's fractured, and he doesn't get it taken care of he will miss a lot more drumming then just one Saturday. Explain the big pic to him ;o)
Answer by Morgain at 11:58 PM on May. 20, 2010