Will a broken finger heal on its own?
A broken finger or thumb usually heals within 2 to 8 weeks, but it can take longer. It may be 3 to 4 months before full strength returns to your hand. Once it’s healed, use your finger or thumb as normal. Your doctor may be able to give you some gentle hand exercises.
How do I treat a broken finger at home?
Make a splint (immobilize the finger: a popsicle stick or pen may be placed next to the finger with something wrapped around the stick and the finger). Apply ice to the injured finger on the way to the emergency department. Do not apply ice directly to the skin. Put a towel between the ice and the finger.
What happens if a broken finger goes untreated?
Outlook. If left untreated, a jammed finger can lead to complications including prolonged stiffness or difficulty fully straightening the finger. Once the joint has had time to heal, a doctor may recommend exercises to reduce stiffness in the joint.
How do you heal a broken finger fast?
Temporary splinting, ice, and pain control are helpful supportive treatments. Make a splint to immobilize your finger even if that means putting a popsicle stick or pen next to it and wrapping something around the stick and your finger. Apply ice to the injured finger as you head to an emergency department.