A female asked:

I punched a wall yesterday and my little finger knuckle has been swollen ever since and i can't clench my fist, arm and wrist aches up to shoulder?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Boxers Fracture: You likely have a fracture of your 5th metacarpal., which is the bone in your hand the tip of which makes up the knuckle you refer to. You need to be seen and have it X-rayed. It may need to be carted, set or even .operated on. This is what keeps me from hitting anything harder than my pillow.
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