I know that no one likes the injury threads but this is more of a recovery question. I went to the doctor about 4-5 weeks ago and they x-rayed my finger, told me it was broken, splinted it and I was on my way. It was injured around the joint right below the knuckle on my ring finger. I've followed all doctors instructions and the finger is significantly less painful, but I regaining ROM in that finger is taking longer than I expected. I know there is 10,000,000 ways to break a finger, but has anyone else had ROM problems after splinting their finger for a long time, and what did you do to fix it? Just exercise it and keep it moving? If I leave it unsplinted for around 4-5 hours or so it begins to become stiff to the point where it hurts to make the finger straight. I'm not sure if it's because I'm babying it too much now that the bone itself is healed or if there might be some type of ligament injury. I'm not overly worried about it, in fact I'm competing in a grappling tournament on Sunday, I just would like to see if anyone else has gone through something similar and how much time it took to regain full ROM. This can help me in deciding how long I might want to wait before I head back to the doctor.