Is my finger broken or jammed?
Last spring, I broke my middle finger playing basketball. On Wednesday I was playing ball and hit the same finger the same way I did last time. Pretty much right after it happened, I went to change out of my gym clothes and I was seeing stars and as I was leaving it was to the point I couldn't see and did a header into a shelf and had to sit on the ground until I could walk out. I got ice within half an hour and iced it for an hour or so which helped a little. I got X-rays about six hours later and the doctor said it was probably just the healed fracture from last time that he was seeing, but there was a chance there was a hairline fracture. He told me to take Tylenol and come back Monday if it was still messed up. Today is Friday and my finger is swollen and bruised, but not as badly as it was when I broke it last time. I've been buddy taping it to my index finger during the school day which helps keep from jarring it. It hurts, but not as bad as last time. I'm not sure if its just jammed or if its just not as bad because last time a chunk of bone was completely broken off.