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What are the signs of a finger sprain?

The signs of a finger sprain are visible, palpable and functional. Visible signs include mild to moderate swelling, bruising, and deformity. Palpable signs include point tenderness around the joint, swelling, and increased temperature from inflammation. Functional signs include a loss or limited range of motion, pain with motion, and increased laxity around the joint.

Finger sprains can be accompanied with bone fracture or joint dislocation. If pain, swelling, and loss of motion is extreme, consult a physician for further evaluation and diagnostic imaging.

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