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I jammed my finger, it is swollen and I cannot get my rings

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I jammed my finger, it is swollen and I cannot get my rings off
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: for about 2 maybe 3 hours
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: I was playing volleyball and jammed my ring finger and it is swollen right above the rings. I have iced it for 20 minutes but fell asleep and now I am nervous about the swelling
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: it is red and swollen
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

The swelling is due to blood and serum accumulating at the site of injury on finger. This may remain for around a week. The swelling increases because of the constricting effect of the ring. It allows the arterial blood to come but venous blood cannot go. So there is further increase in the swelling. You need to go to either the emergency room or urgent care, to get the ring removed. Otherwise swelling may increase further. Apart from ice compresses following would help in decreasing the swelling;

1) Keep the hand elevated. Do not hang it down.

2) Ibuprofen.

3) Any analgesic spray.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

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