If you can't move it at all without screaming, then it's broke. If you can move it a lil without too much pain, then it's sprained. At least that's what my daughter had. She sprained her ankle once, and she could move it a lil. The dr said that if you can't, then it's broke.
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i fractured my finger when i was 10 and didnt find out until a week later when it started hurting really badly and i couldnt move it. if you do think you have a broken finger tape it to one of your other fingers and go see your local gp. if you think it is really bad go get an x-ray. plus if it gets a little crooked it is probably broken .hope this helps.
You DON'T have to know ANYTHING to tell that something is broken, if you're not familiar with broken bones, it will be the most excruciating pain you have ever felt, and if it doesn't hurt worse when you touch, suck it up!!!
Part of my thumb bone chipped off a couple years ago and it was swollen and it was obvious that something was wrong when my thumb bone was poking out a fair amount (and still does to this day). It was hard casted for a couple months. Now my ring finger is swollen, stiff, and has either part of bone poking out a little or is just so swollen that it appears that way. I can't perform and basic actions with the finger without experiencing extreme pain. My mom thinks it's just sprained but it's very painful. I'm a classical guitar player and need to be able to use my left hand fully ASAP. Any help would be appreciated.