Broken Finger :

Immobilize the Finger

  1. Tape the broken finger to an adjacent non-broken finger.

Control Swelling:

  1. Cool the finger by applying ice that is wrapped in a towel — don’t apply ice directly to the skin; it can cause a burn.

Get Help:

Call a healthcare provider or go to a hospital emergency room immediately so the broken finger can be X-rayed and properly set. Without treatment, it may not heal properly and could lead to a permanent deformity.