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Possiblr broken finger. Do I need to get it checked?
I wouldn't bother the A & E folks if I was you, but do go and see your GP just to make sure it's okay. If they feel you need to go to hospital at least it won't mean you sitting around in A & E for 4.5 hours. Hope it's better in the morning, Ibuprofen works wonders.
You have to get it seen to. This recently happened to my DGM, she was determined not to get it looked at. Eventually she did and they told her if it isn't properly splinted then it will heal in the bend and you will lose a lot of mobility in that finger.
It also happened to my Aunt, who didn't get it seen to and now cannot use that finger as it has healed in a bend and is extremely stiff and painful.
I've an accident prone DD, so unfortunatly getting to know more than o want to about fractures etc - from the 2 recent finger fractures she's had,numbness + tingling can indicate a fracture, as can Sharp grinding pain + referred pain near injury site - that said she had the injury you describe but ob het pinky + even though they were sure it was fractured they didn't xray, treatment is same for sprain or fracture, so no point. So seeing walk in is definitely the best bet as they'll likely strap it to stabilize it, with DD they strapped 2 fingers together both times - if you've ibruprofen that would help especially for bed. H th
Good luck with it today - you can buy cocodamol over the counter, that can help more with the pain than paracetamol alone & you can still take it with ibruprofen - IME they don't give you pain pills in Walk in or A&E anymore (they don't give you much of anything anymore ) but you can buy them cheaply
Biscuits - part bake & then stack & freeze in freezer box or old ice cream tub - you can refresh bake them nearer the time & wrap up in nice little cellophane parcels, finished off with wrapping ribbon curls & the DCs home made labels
Sorry to put my boring work head on for a mo but..... Please check the small print of your car insurance (or a quick telephone call), you are possibly not insured to drive now you have a diagnosis of a fracture. Even a small fracture. It's better to know you're not insured in advance than find out when your insurance company don't pay out for an accident. Can be £1000's for 2 damaged cars plus a personal injury claim!!