Jammed Finger Pain Relief: I have slammed my finger in the door. It is extremely painful. Please recommend some natural treatments.

It is really painful when the house door or car door is banged and your finger is held in between. This jammed finger can either result in a normal swelling or bone break. You face difficulty in moving your finger if there is a bone break.

When you have a jammed finger, you can try the following natural remedies:

  • Apply ice for about 10 to fifteen minutes to reduce swelling. Don't apply it directly, rather wrap it a piece of cloth and then apply on the affected area.
  • Carefully, try to move your finger and if you find difficulty in moving, immobilize your finger using a splint, wooden stick or tongue depressor. You can also make us eof gauze tape to hold your finger.
  • You can also apply topical creams or soakings on the jammed finger. This reduces swelling.
  • Take some oral pain killers that you normally use for pain.
  • Dip your finger in the Epsom salt water to relieve pain.
  • Try applying sports creams to reduce swelling and pain. Sports creams are mainly composed of analgesics or warming agents and these warming agents can help to relieve pain.

Consult a physician in case of severe pain, difficulty in finger moving and excess swelling.

answered by J

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