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Broken Knuckle To Heal
Hurt a knuckle 2 months ago. Still hasn't healed fully. How long does it take for a knuckle to heal fully? I haven't been wearing any support.
MD appt.: You definitely need an orthopedic evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more
Sure it's calluses?: Callus formation is typically due to chronic mechanical pressure on an area of skin. Be sure of the diagnosis with your physician. It may be warts or other skin conditions that can mimic callouses. For calluses filing down the dead layer of skin after soaking them in warm water with epsom salts works well and should not cause any pain. ...Read more
How long will it take for a knuckle injury from boxing? I took one month off but still not fine! Will it heal?
Needs eval: Sounds like it was a fracture. Needs evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon including xrays ...Read more
I was squeezing a pair of vise - gripe pliers with exesive force. One of my middle knuckles is swollen as a result. How much time to heal?
Swollen knuckle: You should rule out a possible fracture of the knuckle. Icing of the knukle and rest help, but a swollen knuckle may take weeks to shrink ...Read more
SImple means: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed. Protect the area to promote fastest healing. Motrin/advil will help. ...Read more
Bruise: The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. For the first 24 hours, I would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. ...Read more
Knuckle injury. Larger than normal. Skin less elastic there. Injured before and is larger than a normal knuk. Always seems to heal fine. Any concerns?
Knuckle injured in boxing, is it gonna be enough to just stop boxing or should I also stop weight training, pull ups and things like that until it heals?
Knuckle injury: Here is the problem - without full history, physical examination and possibly radiographic studies- we don't know the extent of the injury to your knuckle. Without knowing more, we can't really properly advise you. Hope it heals soon. Take care. ...Read more
My daughter hurt her middle finger @ softball 2day now its swollen from the knuckle up, if its broke would they do nething or can it heal on its own?
Knuckle injured boxing, met a doc says its not severe and I feel no pain but just in boxing, dose it heals on its self and if so then how long? Didn't heal in a month
X-ray: You should have an X-ray. You could have a " boxer's fracture " ...Read more
Possibly a BFRB?: This sounds like a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb) - like hair pulling & nail biting. Bfrbs can arise in response to (a) emotions (anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement); &/or (b) sensing rough areas skin. Bfrbs can feel pleasurable & can serve 2 relieve tension. Effective behavioral treatments are available. A clinical psychologist who specializes in bfrbs can help. ...Read more
I have a cut on side of index finger close in between middle and closes to hand knuckle and it won't heal. It wasn't a real bad/deep cut.?
Nonhealing: Perhaps this cut is so near a joint that the perpetual opening and closing of the joint prevents full healing of the laceration. Try finding a method of bandaging that somewhat immobilizes the finger joints. If healing still doesn't occur, consult your physician especially if there are signs of inflammation, discharge and/or swelling around the laceration. ...Read more
The knuckle of my index finger hurts when I bend it (burning/pulling feeling). Comes and goes. No redness or swelling. What is it/how to heal?
Varies: There are multiple potential causes and I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes is a synovitis of the lining of the joint capsule if that joint. If not contraindicated, trying an NSAIDs when it is symptomatic may be of some benefit. ...Read more
Hurt a knuckle years ago. As of last few months, the tendon over knuckle is swollen, sore, & it sometimes hurts to make fist/grip. How can I heal it?
Knuckles. Can: Fractures and a late effect of a fracture maybe joint pain and irritation and even posttraumatic arthritis. Something else that can affect the tendon over knuckle is a small tear in the sagittal bands or joint capsule. Old ligament injuries can also affect a joint. For something like this A visit with a hand surgeon is likely one of the better options ...Read more
How long does it take to heal and recover completely after the metal plate is removed from 5th metacarpal bone? After I recover I want to do is: 1. Karate 2. Knuckle Push Ups 3. Hand Grip Exercises
It varies.: You can start "hand grip exercises" as soon as ordinary activities are comfortable. Ideally these should be part of a general physical therapy recovery program Knuckle push ups and karate can subject your hand to extreme (and, in the case of karate, unpredictable) forces. You must get clearance from your ortho doc or physical therapist before resuming these activities ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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