What the others said. I personally have broken a finger and would have never known it was broke. I just knew it felt weird when I bent it so I went to the doctor. It hurt, but it was really cold out that day and my hands were freezing. When it got knocked on something I just thought it hurt because my hands were already cold and I came inside after it happened. Really, it throbbed more than anything. The break was bad enough that surgery was suggested, but I had it set instead. My finger looks straight, but when I bend it, it's crooked.