Jammed finger

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Jammed finger
Jammed ring finger day 2.jpg
Jammed ring finger with minor bruising

The term jammed finger refers to finger joint pain and swelling from an impact injury.[1] It's the most common injury in sports.[2] This injury tends to be very painful, and immediate treatment will usually help healing the joint faster. Most jammed fingers heal relatively quickly, if no fracture occurs. If there is a fracture, however, the healing process will take longer; anywhere from one or two weeks to several months, and the methods of healing will become more in depth. Toes can become jammed as well, but not as often as fingers.



Ice and elevation may help reduce pain and swelling, and allow the injury to begin to recover.

Severe sprains accompanied by significant pain and swelling may need to be immobilized.


  1. ^ "Jammed Finger". Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  2. ^ Howard, Thomas M.; Ho, Garry WK; Lewis, Josh (2007). 100 Questions & Answers About Your Sports Injury. Jones & Bartlett Learning. p. 70. ISBN 9780763746384. Retrieved 11 November 2017.

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