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memyselfI
01-03-2011, 03:32 PM
I wish my fluke accident happened on 12/31 when my freaking deductible was met. But nooooooo...

so yesterday afternoon I'm goofing off why my son and my hand got push backward and the finger jammed inward HARD. It's swollen, blue, and won't bend. I put a $2.00 splint from Walmart on it until I figure out if it's worth a trip to the doctor. Is it worth spending hundreds of dollars on a doctor visit and Xrays...for a finger.

Will they just splint it and then head to the bank? Anyone here have experience with broken fingers?

Bacon Cheeseburger
01-03-2011, 03:33 PM
lol

Scorp
01-03-2011, 03:33 PM
I am not a doctor but I play one on TV.

Phobia
01-03-2011, 03:33 PM
You should see a psychologist for that finger immediately.

Scorp
01-03-2011, 03:35 PM
It's swollen, blue, and won't bend.

I had this same problem once, but it wasn't my finger.

memyselfI
01-03-2011, 03:35 PM
LOLOLOL. These responses make the pain less...

thanks.

memyselfI
01-03-2011, 03:36 PM
I had this same problem once, but it wasn't my finger.

:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:

MOhillbilly
01-03-2011, 03:36 PM
it will heal with out the splint. Ive broken mine 5-6 times and only been to the doctor once.
i cant make a tight fist with my left hand and my right one looks pretty nasty, fat knuckles,no knuckles,crocked fingers, ect.....take this for what its worth.

Phobia
01-03-2011, 03:38 PM
Goofing off with your son, huh? Arkansas style?

Mommy is going to teach you the prostrate massage technique Grandpa and all your uncles love.... Please don't move.... Arrrrrgh!!!!

memyselfI
01-03-2011, 03:39 PM
it will heal with out the splint. Ive broken mine 5-6 times and only been to the doctor once.
i cant make a tight fist with my left hand and my right one looks pretty nasty, fat knuckles,no knuckles,crocked fingers, ect.....take this for what its worth.

This is similar to what I've heard. Thanks. Our health insurance changed (for the worst) Jan. 1 and now going to the doctor has become less automatic..so to speak.

Pawnmower
01-03-2011, 03:41 PM
Does it hurt when you poke at it? (touch it)

Reaper16
01-03-2011, 03:41 PM
I've had two broken fingers and a broken toe heal just fine without going to a doctor, Hell, without even a splint.

memyselfI
01-03-2011, 03:42 PM
Goofing off with your son, huh? Arkansas style?

Mommy is going to teach you the prostrate massage technique Grandpa and all your uncles love....

Ha, no. We were joking around and trash talking and I punched him and he tried to punch me back. My hand got in the way. He felt so bad. Just a weird accident. Sounds worse than it was.

pr_capone
01-03-2011, 03:42 PM
Goofing off with your son, huh? Arkansas style?

Mommy is going to teach you the prostrate massage technique Grandpa and all your uncles love.... Please don't move.... Arrrrrgh!!!!

http://www.meh.ro/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/meh.ro5337.jpg

LocoChiefsFan
01-03-2011, 03:43 PM
I broke my lil finger this past summer playing football. I wore a splint on it for a few days because it was pretty tender. I never went to the Dr though. Healed a bit crooked and knobby knuckles. Functions just fine though now.

Donger
01-03-2011, 03:44 PM
I wish my fluke accident happened on 12/31 when my freaking deductible was met. But nooooooo...

so yesterday afternoon I'm goofing off why my son and my hand got push backward and the finger jammed inward HARD. It's swollen, blue, and won't bend. I put a $2.00 splint from Walmart on it until I figure out if it's worth a trip to the doctor. Is it worth spending hundreds of dollars on a doctor visit and Xrays...for a finger.

Will they just splint it and then head to the bank? Anyone here have experience with broken fingers?

Which finger and which bone do you suspect is broken?

memyselfI
01-03-2011, 03:45 PM
I broke my lil finger this past summer playing football. I wore a splint on it for a few days because it was pretty tender. I never went to the Dr though. Healed a bit crooked and knobby knuckles. Functions just fine though now.

Yeah, I have the splint to keep it from being bumped. It's helped for that.

Groves
01-03-2011, 03:45 PM
Just a weird accident.

Million to one, doc. Million to one.

keg in kc
01-03-2011, 03:45 PM
The incredible torque finally broke the thumb up her butt.

Phobia
01-03-2011, 03:46 PM
"Knobby knuckles"?

Denise is currently in the garage with a hammer breaking all her digits.

Donger
01-03-2011, 03:47 PM
Not a single joke about Rich Gannon and a bear-trap-like vajinga? You guys are dull.

J Diddy
01-03-2011, 03:47 PM
http://www.meh.ro/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/meh.ro5337.jpg


That's sort of disturbing. Sort of.

WhitiE
01-03-2011, 03:47 PM
just pull it really hard

memyselfI
01-03-2011, 03:48 PM
Which finger and which bone do you suspect is broken?

My index finger and I think it might be dislocated or broken. It's the bone right in knuckle on the middle of the finger. It feels elevated compared to my other hand. I think a tendon was pulled too. Got soreness up to my elbow. Pain only in the finger.

Donger
01-03-2011, 03:49 PM
My index finger and I think it might be dislocated or broken. It's the bone right in knuckle on the middle of the finger. It feels elevated compared to my other hand. I think a tendon was pulled too. Got soreness up to my elbow. Pain only in the finger.

If it were broken, you wouldn't have pain up your forearm.

WhitiE
01-03-2011, 03:49 PM
My index finger and I think it might be dislocated or broken. It's the bone right in knuckle on the middle of the finger. It feels elevated compared to my other hand. I think a tendon was pulled too. Got soreness up to my elbow. Pain only in the finger.

damn I would go to the doctor. Also I wouldnt buy a Vizio.

memyselfI
01-03-2011, 03:50 PM
just pull it really hard

I did that to a toe I dislocated. OUCH. It never healed properly and I get arthritis in it. I am a chicken to try that again. :)

memyselfI
01-03-2011, 03:50 PM
damn I would go to the doctor. Also I wouldnt buy a Vizio.

Ok, I think :D

You saved me money and cost me money in one post. Impressive!

memyselfI
01-03-2011, 03:51 PM
If it were broken, you wouldn't have pain up your forearm.

That is good to know. Thanks. Send me a bill. :)

Phobia
01-03-2011, 03:51 PM
My index finger and I think it might be dislocated or broken. It's the bone right in knuckle on the middle of the finger. It feels elevated compared to my other hand. I think a tendon was pulled too. Got soreness up to my elbow. Pain only in the finger.

The pain extends all the way to my ass.

memyselfI
01-03-2011, 03:52 PM
The pain extends all the way to my ass.

Wow, you must have LOOOOOOOOONG fingers. :D

jjjayb
01-03-2011, 03:54 PM
This is similar to what I've heard. Thanks. Our health insurance changed (for the worst) Jan. 1 and now going to the doctor has become less automatic..so to speak.

Lol. I LOVE hearing libs complain about their health insurance after Obamacare.

HemiEd
01-03-2011, 03:56 PM
You are eventually going to pay your deductable, right? What is the difference between now and March or June?

I almost lost a finger the end of September, removing a ring and pinion to sell for a $100. I think I am up to about $2000 in medical bills now, but I still have my finger, and they all tell me how lucky I am.

I have a very strong appreciation for my fingers now. I say get it looked at.

memyselfI
01-03-2011, 03:59 PM
Lol. I LOVE hearing libs complain about their health insurance after Obamacare.

Did not vote for him and have been one of his biggest critics. Do not support his HC bs.

memyselfI
01-03-2011, 04:00 PM
You are eventually going to pay your deductable, right? What is the difference between now and March or June?

I almost lost a finger the end of September, removing a ring and pinion to sell for a $100. I think I am up to about $2000 in medical bills now, but I still have my finger, and they all tell me how lucky I am.

I have a very strong appreciation for my fingers now. I say get it looked at.

Wow that is scary. I might wait till tomorrow. See what the swelling looks like and if it's still blue.

OnTheWarpath58
01-03-2011, 04:00 PM
http://www.meh.ro/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/meh.ro5337.jpg

What.

The.

Fuck.

chiefzilla1501
01-03-2011, 04:01 PM
I've jammed my finger a million times from playing basketball. Had a few nasty jams a few years ago, one which caused a lot of bleeding. I treated it myself and I know for sure that it didn't set right. My fingers work fine, but I can tell they're weaker than the others and I know it's going to really bother me big time when I get older.

Plus, now I have to jerk it with a few fingers. Makes the tug a little tougher to pull off.

I'd get it checked out. I wish I wasn't such a stubborn little shit.

Phobia
01-03-2011, 04:02 PM
What.

The.

****.

Yeah, this thread is worthless with pics. Frankly, I prefer all my incest jokes in text form.

Rain Man
01-03-2011, 04:02 PM
I've broken the same pinkie finger a couple of times. The first time I went to the doctor and he shrugged and said, "Let it heal". My impression is that unless the bone is displaced there's not much they can do.

The first time, it took about two years before I could make a fist. The second time it was about a year. Both times I looked pretty sophisticated when drinking, because my pinkie would be extended as per high society requirements.

It healed fine, though, because now I don't even remember which hand it was.

Reaper16
01-03-2011, 04:12 PM
Perry Bible Fellowship > all y'all

DJ's left nut
01-03-2011, 04:14 PM
Admit it:

BadGranny put you up to this, didn't she?

Iowanian
01-03-2011, 04:24 PM
It sounds jammed. have someone yank on it.


If it's not dislocated, they don't do anything but put a splint on it. If it's dislocated, unless it's in the joint and needs pins, they'll pop it and put a splint on it.

I've broken fingers more than once, and had them dislocated and laid across my palm...and jammed. It's not easy to tell and it hurts about the same.

Ice and splint and rub some dirt on it. Ronnie Lott chewed his off and played a football game, you can continue to bake pies and vacuum woman.

Iowanian
01-03-2011, 04:27 PM
KONCHO!

Phobia
01-03-2011, 04:28 PM
Ha, no. We were joking around and trash talking and I punched him and he tried to punch me back. My hand got in the way. He felt so bad. Just a weird accident. Sounds worse than it was.

The proper authorities have been notified.

Iowanian
01-03-2011, 04:30 PM
It's against the Law to punch a child.


Maybe not Sharia law.....but Missera Law.

pr_capone
01-03-2011, 04:31 PM
Yeah, this thread is worthless with pics. Frankly, I prefer all my incest jokes in text form.

:LOL:

Iowanian
01-03-2011, 04:33 PM
The best home remedy for these injuries is to soak it "in cider"

bevischief
01-03-2011, 05:12 PM
Only if it is the middle finger.

Frankie
01-03-2011, 05:24 PM
I had this same problem once, but it wasn't my finger.

Once?! Dude not much left to live for is there?

Frankie
01-03-2011, 05:27 PM
I did that to a toe I dislocated. OUCH. It never healed properly and I get arthritis in it. I am a chicken to try that again. :)

I don't think that's what he meant Dennise.

Sorry for your inconvenience. I wish I had a good answer for your question.

Frankie
01-03-2011, 05:29 PM
Lol. I LOVE hearing libs complain about their health insurance after Obamacare.

She is not an Obamite, and this is not the DC forum.

Bwana
01-03-2011, 06:51 PM
Hmmm? Can you do "The Spock?"

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_I2i8xqihwqQ/TK2Q3mWfpKI/AAAAAAAAAxc/xzgoG3vvdZQ/s320/SPOCK.jpg

cdcox
01-03-2011, 07:40 PM
I tore my flexor tendon in my right ring finger in July 2009. I splinted it, but it didn't heal well. I had surgery in October 2009 and it came out the same as it was before surgery. Still bent, still can't make a fist, and my whole right hand is now weakened. Growing old sucks.

black angus
01-03-2011, 07:42 PM
I just taped mine to the middle finger for a week or two and tried not to bang it on anything. After I had someone pull hard on it.

Phobia
01-03-2011, 07:58 PM
After I had someone pull hard on it.

Were you able to perform as expected?

CrazyHorse
01-03-2011, 08:25 PM
My experience says "yes", see a doctor.

I was always one of those "rub some dirt on it" guys. Go to the doctor only if there is no other way. Much for the same reason. No money to spend on doctors.

After letting many nicks and bumps heal on thier own, I was no worse for wear. Then I turned 40. All the stuff I did as a kid and my early 20s has come back to reintroduce itself in my 40s. Not only do you want it fixed right now, you want to be very committed to rehabbing it. Rehab is everything.

If you let it go it probably wont bother you much now. But will catch up to you later if you're anything like me.

If you decide to do nothing however, at least rub some dirt on it.

Good luck.

threebag02
01-03-2011, 08:47 PM
Use the splint and alcohol for the pain if that doesn't work buck has some Gynolotrimin.

googlegoogle
01-03-2011, 09:06 PM
dude. call ask a nurse first if your concerned about paying a doc.

phone no in the yellow pages.

WV
01-03-2011, 09:12 PM
Dip it in antifreeze....

penguinz
01-03-2011, 09:17 PM
A splint can make it worse. If you do need to splint it to protect it from bumps make sure you remove it on occasion and try to flex it in order to keep the ligaments from tightening up.

memyselfI
01-05-2011, 06:17 AM
Not broken. Likely tendon damage. I should have listened to my instincts and you guys....:banghead:

Donger
01-05-2011, 08:04 AM
Not broken. Likely tendon damage. I should have listened to my instincts and you guys....:banghead:

Pussy.

threebag02
01-05-2011, 08:12 AM
:LOL:

InChiefsHell
01-05-2011, 08:14 AM
My son broke his pinky finger playing basketball a couple years back. Wound up he had two breaks and a floating piece of bone and required surgery and a pin inserted. I used to think a broken bone was just something you taped to the adjacent finger and try to keep from hitting it, but damn, his was pretty jacked up. But on the outside, it was just really swollen and black and blue.

If you have insurance, and can afford it, to me it's worth at least taking a look. If we hadn't taken him in , they would have had to re-break it for it to heal correctly. I think you did the right thing getting it looked at.

Iowanian
01-05-2011, 08:16 AM
So it was jammed....


You know you're getting good advice when it begins "iowanian once told me"

tooge
01-05-2011, 09:23 AM
unless there is bone sticking out or it is really, and I mean really crooked, then dont go to the doctor. If you can stick it up your ass without too much pain, you will be fine

ChiefButthurt
01-05-2011, 10:06 AM
Mods.....can you please close this thread that this pussy started?

Frankie
01-05-2011, 01:47 PM
Not broken. Likely tendon damage. I should have listened to my instincts and you guys....:banghead:

Good news. And like someone else said earlier, the $ goes toward your deductible ceiling for 2011 anyway.

MOhillbilly
01-05-2011, 02:18 PM
i was in a strip bar about 15 years ago leaned back in my seat flipped it and dislocated my thumb.
That shit hurt for years.

MOhillbilly
01-05-2011, 02:19 PM
Mods.....can you please close this thread that this pussy started?

fuckin nice.:LOL:

Frankie
01-05-2011, 02:48 PM
i was in a strip bar about 15 years ago leaned back in my seat flipped it and dislocated my thumb.
That shit hurt for years.

Thumb? :evil:

penguinz
01-05-2011, 02:49 PM
i was in a strip bar about 15 years ago leaned back in my seat flipped it and dislocated my thumb.
That shit hurt for years.Where the hell was your thumb?