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What can I do for a finger closed in a car door

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Temporary painrelief: Temporary things that can be done include ice or cold compresses, elevation, tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil. Finger injuries due to closing car do... Read More
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Open the door: Just kidding... A finger in a car door can be very painful and may be associated with an fracture below. If it hurts a lot, is crooked, or is ac... Read More
Dr. Ajay Balaram
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
X-ray , ice, elevate: To help with the throbbing try ice and holding the finger up in the air to keep the swelling down. If it is painful for more than a day go get an x-ra... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
ER - if dangling: and for pain, take Aleve or 3 Advil if not allergic to NSAIDS. If pain is severe and finger cannot move, go directly to the ER.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe nothing: If it is mild bruising/contusion, just keep it elavated; otc motrin/aleve may help with pain etc...If you can't move/bend it or if pain is severe, you... Read More
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
How bad is it?: If you crushed your finger inside the closed door, that could be bad. If you simply bumped it hard, it's probably fine. See how it feels over the ne... Read More
Dr. Todd Sisto
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
You haven't provided enough information: Enough information to even remotely guess at what it is you want to find out.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Finger: Possible but unlikely. Consult orthopedics if in distress.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hilliard
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Neurapraxia: A crush injury to a sensory nerve in the finger can cause a neurapraxia, which is a temporary loss of nerve signal conduction. This usually resolves w... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Trauma=swelling: Frequently, after traumatic injury, swelling (edema) of an affected extremity (or finger) never really resolves. Also 'scar tissue' can 'build-up' ca... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Finger fracture?: This crush type injury to the finger may have resulted in a fracture if the distal phalanx (end bone of the finger). This could explain why the swelli... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Depends: You may or may not lose the nail, it all depends on the extent and severity of your injury. If your nail is entirely blackened or bruised, chances ar... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
X-ray ?: If it's getting better daily and you can bend it it is probably ok If it is very swollen, unable to bend or very painful if bumped you may have a fr... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Contusion: A small vein may have broken,especially if it looks blue. It is most likely just inflamed from the trauma. If any skin broke,consider infection.