MamaBearTeacher Posted September 7, 2012 Share Posted September 7, 2012 I hurt my finger 3 weeks ago but I thought it was just bruised and it did not hurt a lot. After 2 weeks the pain and swelling did not go away and I went to the urgent care. They x-rayed it and said it was broken (the xray did not look bad to me but the doctor mentioned something about 'in pieces') She put a piece of metal against it and wound surgical tape around it and said that I would have to wear that for 6-8 weeks but to come back in 2 weeks to see how it was healing. It is a week now and the swelling does not seem to be going down. Yesterday the finger looked straighter but today it looked bent and deformed. I keep bumping my hand into things. Today I bumped it into a plate and it has been hurting a lot since then. Do you think I need more than this piece of metal and tape? I just cannot imagine living life with a cast and taking care of my children with severe special needs and behavior problems. I also would not like surgery. I would be too afraid that something would go wrong. But I don't want to end up with a deformed finger or one that is always in pain. I have never had a broken bone before and don't know anything about this. What should I do? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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