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is it jammed?

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I believe i jammed my finger 3 months ago. i never got it checked out i just splinted it for a couple days. The swelling went down, but the pain was still there. It hasnt hurt that bad for a while but today it cracked, and whenever i bend my finger it cracks and i have a sharp pain from my PIP joint to my elbow. What could this be? Should i get it checked out??

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  1. Yes, you need to get it X-rayed. Of course, after three months, even if it was fractured, it has already healed! You will probably need some PT for your finger in order to regain your normal range-of-motion. X-rays can show the doctor and PT what happened and what needs to be done, as far as the PT is concerned. Please let us know the results.

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