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How to treat a bruised hand

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shinanswered
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Is the bruised nerve in the wrist, hand, or finger? As a general rule of thumb (no pun intended), the closer the injury is to the tips of the fingers,... Read More
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
6-8 weeks: If known to be only bruised, function usually returns in 6-8 weeks. If partially or totally cut or crushed, surgical repair may be necessary.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Get med eval: It usually requires x-rays (plus medical hx ; physical exam) to correctly diagnose a fracture. An appropriate treatment plan will follow after evaluat... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Bruise muscle: Pain, tenderness and swelling in area of bruising. Movement of the area causes increasing pain, relieved by rest.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Bruise: Pain or soreness with tenderness, swelling, bluish discoloration, and perhaps stiffness.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Be checked: Be assessed. You are describing symptoms that may be related to a blood clot or nerve damage. You need to have both these possibilities ruled out. All... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Motrin: Take Motrin every 6 hours for next 48-72 hours to treat the inflammation of the iv.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Bruising and swelling are temporary things normally. If yours have persisted pl see a Gyn.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 50 years experience
Ice Elevate: And do not allow shoes to compress the area. Wear a sandel.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Subungal hematoma: Abrise under the nail is called subungal hematoma and can be very painful as there is collection of blood under the nail and there is no outlet.Nail l... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Time & hygiene: Nail bruise will heal on its own unless it gets infected. Keep the area clean and time will take care of the bruise. If is becomes painful, swollen ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Robinson
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Have it evaluated: Punching anything is dangerous and puts you at risk of a fracture of the hand (called a Boxer's fracture) . You might have also embedded material fro... Read More
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