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How can you quickly heal bruises on knuckles?

How can you quickly heal bruises on knuckles?

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 Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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My 9 yr old bent her finger backwards 4 days ago and it's still very swollen and bruised from knuckle down on both sides of her finger?

My 9 yr old bent her finger backwards 4 days ago and it's still very swollen and bruised from knuckle down on both sides of her finger?

Fracture?: For this type of injury to the finger of your daughter, I would recommend an x-ray to evaluate any fracture in the bones of her finger. An avulsion fracture is common injury for nine-year-old girls. An appointment with pediatrician after x-rays completed would be beneficial. Placement of a rigid finger splint and comfort measures would help relieve her symptoms. If fracture, appt. w/orthopedic. ...Read more

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I bruised the knuckle on my ring finger 5.5 weeks ago. I had an X-ray and not broken. It is still swollen as I can't get my engagement ring on. help!

I bruised the knuckle on my ring finger 5.5 weeks ago. I had an X-ray and not broken. It is still swollen as I can't get my engagement ring on. help!

RICE: You can use ice and compression (mini Ace wrap) to reduce the swelling in the knuckle, but if it's been 5.5 weeks, you might have some chronic inflammation going on. If RICE therapy doesn't help, see a hand doc to make sure the ligaments are OK. Don't put your ring back on until the swelling has resolved because you might aggravate it. I'm sure your fiancee will understand! ...Read more

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Broken Finger? Swollen hurts and bruise behind knuckle. Should I go to the ER? Also when I pull on it it makes a popping noise its been 2 days

Broken Finger? Swollen hurts and bruise behind knuckle. Should I go to the ER? Also when I pull on it it makes a popping noise its been 2 days

Xray: I don't think you have to go to the ER but an xray would be a good idea to rule out a fracture. Especially of the finger you want to be careful as you of course want to retain full function of the finger. ...Read more

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Bruised, swollen knuckle, it's not broken but the finger is sore to move. can i do sport? do i tubi-grip or bandage the area? how long is healing time

Bruised, swollen knuckle, it's not broken but the finger is sore to move. can i do sport? do i tubi-grip or bandage the area? how long is healing time

Buddy strapping: Use a tape to strap your affected finger to the adjacent finger for support. If you keep experiencing ongoing pain then an X Ray is a wise idea. Most finger sprains recover within 2-3 weeks provided you keep it well supported and do not hurt it again during sport ...Read more

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I fell last night and thought I just Jamed my finger but I woke up today and there is a tiny bruise above my knuckle sprained or broken?

I fell last night and thought I just Jamed my finger but I woke up today and there is a tiny bruise above my knuckle sprained or broken?

Probably sprained: The bruise just indicates trauma If you have pretty good movement of the finger with mild pain it's probably just a sprain Use ice and tape the finger to the one next to it to protect If it's extremely painful with motion, you may need a x-ray ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

Whats the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

Ice, rest, NSAIDs: Initially, ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medications are useful to help with the pain and swelling. It is normal for a jammed joint to be tender and swollen for up to 6 months. Exercises to increase your range of motion ate useful to work out the stiffness. ...Read more

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Should i get a second opinion on my hand? Should i get a second opinion on my hand when i already had an ex-ray on tuesday of last week? They told me i had just a bruise on my knuckle and it has gotten worse when i try to make a fist it hurts really bad?

Should i get a second opinion on my hand? Should i get a second opinion on my hand when i already had an ex-ray on tuesday of last  week? They told me i had just a bruise on my knuckle and it has gotten worse when i try to make a fist it hurts really bad?

A : A bruise can hurt. A soft tissue injury with swelling in a knucle or the back of the hand can cause stiffness. However a nondisplaced fracture or a small avuslion type fracture can go unseen, even negative on the original xray but the chage of a few days or a slightly different view might reveal an injury. More important than whether it is a minimal fracture or a severe bruise or a ligmanet injury is care for your injury. Id see someone who can offer that care regardless of whether the injury is a, b or c. A hand surgeon is a good resource. ...Read more

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My daughter's finger is bruised at the knuckle and below the fingernail and is also swollen. She fell back on it and pulled her finger very hard after?

My daughter's finger is bruised at the knuckle and below the fingernail and is also swollen. She fell back on it and pulled her finger very hard after?

Xray exam: she may have dislocated/fractured finger and she may have blood under her fingernail. Go to ER or urgent care for a complete evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will my hands be able to stretch fully after a badly bruised knuckles? No broken bones. Healing over 2 weeks. No discoloration but still sensitive.

Will my hands be able to stretch fully after a badly bruised knuckles? No broken bones. Healing over 2 weeks. No discoloration but still sensitive.

Strain or contusion: If you had X-rays done and there were no fractures, or broken bones, and, if you are able to close (flex) your fingers and open them (extend) some, then this means that you probably don't have any permanent damage. Time will tell. Injuries like this can take 8 to 12 weeks to heal fully. When in doubt, if not improving soon, you need to see an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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I have fell on my hand it is badly swollen and started to bruise one of my knuckles seems to disappeared what should i do?

I have fell on my hand it is badly swollen and started to bruise one of my knuckles seems to disappeared what should i do?

X-ray: With the amount of swelling and bruising you're describing, it's likely that you may have a fracture. You should take yourself to get an X-ray to find out for sure. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I think I sprained my hand? It's semi bruised and the index knuckle is tender. Should I place ice and wait in time, or is nontreatment a worse choice?

I think I sprained my hand? It's semi bruised and the index knuckle is tender. Should I place ice and wait in time, or is nontreatment a worse choice?

Get treatment: Ice is a great treatment for anytime that you have swelling. For your hand, I would place the entire hand in a bucket of ice water for 15-20min. Remove and repeat in 20-30min. This should decrease swelling and pain. In regards to not getting treatment, only a hands on exam/ XR can rule out a broken bone, which could get worse without appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What do external bruises look like from knuckle punch to eyeball resulting in orbital floor fracture w/ muscle entrapment. If a man were to hit a woman in the eye and the contact is more a knuckle contact to eyeball rather than a closed fist, would there

What do external bruises look like from knuckle punch to eyeball resulting in orbital floor fracture w/ muscle entrapment. If a man were to hit a woman in the eye and the contact is more a knuckle contact to eyeball rather than a closed fist, would there

If : If there is an orbital fracture would anticipate that there would be edema (swelling) and pain. With that said, I am in no position to dispute the diagnosis made by an examining physician. From the standpoint of a psychiatrist, it is very concerning if a man strikes a woman in the eye with his knuckle as that might suggest uncontrolled rage. ...Read more

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I hurt my Knuckles . Bruised. ?

I hurt my Knuckles . Bruised.  ?

I am sorry: Try icing the area and take Ibuprofen. Over the next few days the pain should start decreasing. Why were you hitting something so hard that it caused your knuckles to be bruised? Use gloves when boxing. ...Read more

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My knuckle bruise will stay for how long until it heals?

My knuckle bruise will stay for how long until it heals?

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

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Bruising (Definition)

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