Broken knuckle given the all clear?

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Roughly 4 weeks ago now I was involved in a fight and several punches were exchanged, the following morning I woke up with a VERY swollen knuckle on my 5th finger of my left hand. I waited a week before going to the doctor who told me he's sure it's broken but first I need an X-ray before anything can be done. So I go and get the X-ray and have just received my results today and they have told me my hand is fine with no bone abnormalities?! I can actually see the knuckle which is still painful about 3/4 of an inch further down my hand than it used to be and I cannot believe that everything is okay as they say. Can somebody please advise me on what to do next, thanks.

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    Because you had xray later it would be clearer, so it would seem its not broken, swelling will take a while to go down and in future years you will probably get arthritis in it.

    Maybe next time you will think twice and remember you only get one body in this life and if you treat it bad when your young it will treat you bad when your older, sorry I'm sure you didn't want to hear that but doing a mummy on you.

    Ice in a bowl of water it will help swelling go down,

    Try not to use it to much till it back to near normal.

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      There is no swelling now , just s knuckle in the wrong place and pain whenever I try and used the hand for anything. Surely I would have thought it could be rebroken by a professional and put back into its correct place?
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    Try for a second "medical" opinion and an explanation of why the knuckle is out of place and so painful.  Any treatment???

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    Do you think it may be possible that your knuckle could be out of place ? Whether one would think so or not out of place does hurt and can make it feel like it's broken. I think you should ask why your knuckle is where it is and not where it's supposed to be. Ask that question and see what they do.

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