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Bruise 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a martial artist. I did a board break back in March, bruised my pinky knuckle. Not anything I'm not used to but recently it seems jammed, I pull o?
Finger: You may have injured other structures in your finger such as the tendon sheath. Be seen by a hand specialist. All the best. Hold off on boards. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi my friend hit her hand of a wall a week ago Her last 3 fingers are swollen and bruised Also her knuckles look sunk she cant bend her fingers.Help?
Fracture: Help? On the internet? This is one of the most common causes of a broken hand. Your friend needs an X-ray. ...Read more