Read now Remaining comfortable during recovery As the swelling and pain subside, return to normal activities slowly. Doing too much too quickly can aggravate the injury. Strengthening exercises may help the thumb to heal, but the correct exercise will depend on the injured ligament. Consult a doctor or physical therapist who can recommend what exercise to do, when to begin it, and how frequently to perform it. A sprain or a break?
Jammed finger: Symptoms, treatment, and when to see a doctor
Read now Jammed finger vs. A broken finger will cause severe pain and swelling that lasts for hours or even days. While a jammed finger is painful, it is not usually severe. A doctor can usually tell the difference between a jammed finger and a broken finger based on a visual examination. A broken finger may have a bone either visibly sticking out of the skin or will be protruding toward the skin. A person may hear a cracking or popping noise with finger movement if they have a broken finger.