Jammed Toe?


A jammed toe or finger is usually a minor discomfort—a few days of care at home and everything is back to normal. In some cases, however, neglecting a damaged digit can create a larger problem. Some jams are more serious than others, causing damage to soft tissues or fractures in small bones. Here are some tips for taking care of your jammed digit at home:

  • If the joint is extremely painful, immobilize it using a splint.

  • Rest the damaged digit, especially during the first day or so after the jam occurred.

  • Bring down swelling and ease pain with ice packs or other cold compresses.

  • Elevate your limb by resting it on several pillows, above heart level.

  • Take an anti-inflammatory pain medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

  • If pain and swelling continues after several days of caring for your jam at home, or if you notice any mobility loss or deformation even after treatment, be sure to visit your healthcare provider to ensure that your digit is not fractured or dislocated.
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