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DD's finger?

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MaybeIAmJustNotReasonable Fri 12-Feb-16 11:16:09

Need help please, DD(16) has hurt her finger and I'm not sure what to do. It's swollen and slightly bruised, she can't move it and says the pain is spreading to her hand/wrist.
She's never broken a bone before so I don't know if it's broken or requires a hospital visit. Help would be appreciated as she has her AS mocks in two weeks and we need to contact the school if there is a problem

CurlsLDN Fri 12-Feb-16 11:17:22

Is there a walk in centre near you? I'd try that for an initial assessment

MaybeIAmJustNotReasonable Fri 12-Feb-16 11:20:04

Curls, there's a minor injuries on the other side of town but waiting times are long, X-Ray is only there between Monday&Wednesday and she hates it there (her granddad was there before he died)
Other options are in the next two towns over, and have even longer waiting times confusedsad

Clobbered Fri 12-Feb-16 11:26:44

How did she injure it?

The finger does look a bit out of line with the others. If she lets them all relax into her palm, that gives you a good idea if there is any rotational deformity.

I think you know what you are going to have to do. Take some sandwiches!

MaybeIAmJustNotReasonable Fri 12-Feb-16 11:28:18

Clobbered- from what I can get her she caught a ball funny in dodgeball (one of those dense foam ones) which then bent her finger out of whack, and had to sit out from the rest of the game.
Hate seeing her in pain but she's adamant about not going to hospital as its my birthday tomorrow and she says she doesn't want to ruin it sad

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