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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain and swelling: Basically pain and swelling about the knuckle. It is usually wise o get an x-ray to make sure there is no underlying fracture.
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Dr. Madhup Joshi
39 years experience Family Medicine
Cause of injury,Xray: Prior to providing a useful answer the nature of the injury needs to be specified. Also the type and results of the Physician's exam is necessary alon ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
It may help.: Immobilization may ease the pain associated with moving the joint. Have it evaluated by a professional as you may need to have an x-ray taken of it t ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
26 years experience Hand Surgery
Go to an ER: The best thing to do is to be check at a local er. You could have a fracture, the finger could still be dislocated or your could only have a contusion ... Read More
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Dr. Nicholas Perera
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That : That would be an abnormally long time to have significant pain from a simple sprain. Did you ever have xrays done? Often the mechanism of a spain (hyp ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thys Geldenhuys
Specializes in General Practice
GP: Xray at your local GP to make sure. Sometimes sonar also necessary if no fracture is seen.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Could be a sprain but it could also be a fracture. Apply ice. If the pain persists consider an x ray.
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Brown
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Pinky pain: An xray would reliable tell if something is fractured. Small swollen bruised finger is a good indication that something may be fractured.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See ORS: Sprains of the finger joints are common and can cause persistent swelling esp. For months after an injury. See an ors for evaluation and x-rays to mak ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
35 years experience Family Medicine
Sprained finger: Normally sprains resolve in 3-5 days and the pain gradually fades. What was the mechanism of injury - based on your symptoms I would be concerned ... Read More
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