— toes/fingers can normally be treated at an urgent care) Any deep wounds or cuts, gunshot wounds, knife wounds, etc. Loss (or near-loss) of limbs or appendages.
When should you go to urgent care for a finger injury?
When to seek immediate medical attention:
If the bleeding hasn’t stopped after 15 minutes of pressure, it’s time to go to an immediate injury care clinic like Go To Ortho or an urgent care. If the cut is deep: for example, if you see fat, muscle or bone, you definitely want to seek immediate medical attention.
Will urgent care do anything for a broken finger?
The best place to find medical treatment for a broken finger is an urgent care facility or a hospital’s emergency department. These facilities are dedicated to the care of such injuries and have the needed equipment and supplies for X-ray evaluation and splinting if needed.
When should you see a doctor for a finger injury?
When to See a Doctor
Pain and swelling are severe or persistent. The injury is a puncture or open wound and you haven’t had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years. The injury is from a human or animal bite. If the wound doesn’t heal or shows signs of infection: redness, swelling, pain, or pus.
When should I go to the ER for a swollen finger?
If you develop numbness or tingling with any kind of swelling, especially after a traumatic injury, please go to an emergency room immediately.
How do I know if my finger is broken or sprained?
How do you tell if your finger is broken?
- Swelling that lasts for several days.
- Swelling that may extend to other parts of the hand.
- Bruising around the injured area.
- Extremely sharp pain.
- Limited range of motion of the finger.
- The finger looks misshapen or deformed.
- Burning or tingling.
How do you tell if you’ve fractured a finger?
However, there are a few particularly telltale signs that point to a fracture:
- The fracture site is very swollen.
- The affected finger appears unnatural or deformed.
- The fracture site is tender and bruised.
- You have difficulty moving the affected finger completely.
How do you tell if a finger is sprained?
If your finger is sprained, you might have:
- Pain in one of your finger joints when you try to move or use it.
- Stiffness in your finger or having a hard time straightening or bending it.
- Tenderness in your joint when you touch the area.
- Swelling in one of your finger joints.
When should I go to the hospital for my finger?
If you’ve cut yourself and now have numbness in the area. If your fingers are pale and cold after a traumatic injury or cold exposure. If you can’t move a joint or the joint is very painful and difficult to move. If your finger, hand or forearm is bent unnaturally after an injury.