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Bruised Hand Bone Healing Time
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
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Playing hockey thumb got trapped between ball and stick. Tip of thumb is very bruised, swollen, tender to touch where meets next bone. Best treatment?
Resting: Rest, ice pack and anti-inflammatory. May be you need an X Ray to rule out any fracture. ...Read more
swelling/ significant bruising thenar eminence, R hand after 3rd time at bat, first game. Swelling but no bruising over same area the week before after batting, 3rd game. Recommended treatment pls?
When a bone breaks, does It necessarily have to bruise? I punched a wall a few times a few days ago, there's no bruising, there's a dent in my knuckle
Depends: Depends on how your broke the bone, If it has been broken by hit then bruising almost occurs as the hit causes internal bleeding and damage to capillaries, ...Read more
3-6 weeks: It usually takes 3-6 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
6-8 weeks: If known to be only bruised, function usually returns in 6-8 weeks. If partially or totally cut or crushed, surgical repair may be necessary. ...Read more
My friends bruised hand smells very weird on one side and the other side smells fine she's been finger splinting why is it smelling?
Bruise muscle: Pain, tenderness and swelling in area of bruising. Movement of the area causes increasing pain, relieved by rest. ...Read more
Get med eval: It usually requires x-rays (plus medical hx ; physical exam) to correctly diagnose a fracture. An appropriate treatment plan will follow after evaluation. ...Read more
Swollen and bruised hand. No trauma. Cold to touch and numb. Painful for a week with no improvement of swelling or bruising.
My hand bone is jutting out and hurting. Which doctor should I go to? Orthopedic for bone or someone else? Thanks
ER X-ray, then Ortho: Obtain X-rays and initial exam ASAP via ER, then to Ortho office for definitive care ...Read more
I was silly and hit a wall with my right hand with the outer side I think I have hurt the pisiform bone? It is slighty swollen but there is no bruise
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Hand bone bulging after fall over a month ago matching one on left side to. Also one appearing near elbow On foot on left side as well as hand & elbow?
No. It is probably the other way around. If you injure a joint, the joint reacts by producing fluid. A fluid-filled joint might be more vulnerable (as in rheumatoid arthritis) but it is not the fluid that causes the dislocation.
You have to tear a lot of supporting ligaments to produce a dislocation. ...Read more
Hematoma: This could be some collected blood under the skin. Usually it goes away with time, but if not you should seek medical care. ...Read more
I recently hit my elbow on the outside bone. I have bruising and swelling above the elbow above where the hit was. My hand is now tingling?
Ulnar nerve: My guess would be that you are feeling the tingling mostly in your little finger perhaps a bit in your ring finger. The ulnar nerve which supply sensation to this area of the hand passes just inside this "outer" bone (lateral epicondyle) of the elbow. It will very likely resolve over about 1-2 weeks. However, if it doesn't you may require further evaluation. ...Read more
Exam and X-ray: Any significant hand trauma should be seen urgently. Till then clean skin, and apply ice. An x-ray will generally find fracture, but often when first occurs, may miss a hairline fracture, or one in the many bones of the hand. If clinically suspect even after 'normal' x-ray, may need ct scan, mri, bone scan. A fracture may show up with regular x-ray a bit later, when calcium there. C a hand ortho. ...Read more
2-4 weeks: It takes awhile for these types of contusions to heel completely...About 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
3-4 weeks: Moat bruises take 3-4 weeks to resolve. ...Read more
Tenderness deformity: Usually tenderness, bruising (bleeding from the fracture) and if displaced at times deformity. ...Read more
Quite simple, it-: -is a fracture of any bone in the hand, of which there R many, & if U include the wrist, add 6 more. The # in the hand is about 19. ...Read more
Hand fracture: If the fracture is subtle then there may just be little or no swelling. The more severe the fracture the more swelling you will see. There also may be a gross deformity present if the fracture is displaced. ...Read more
Ice and elevation: And over the counter pain meds like excedrin, aleve [generic ok] not sure what is cause unless you injured it, could be gout if red, hot swollen joint or infection, if worse see urgent care again ice over a thin cloth elevated above heart on a pillow for 30 min of every horu helps alot ...Read more
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
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
Hand fractures can: Take 6-8 weeks to heal for simple long bone (finger and metacarpal) injuries. Wrist bones, open injuries, injury with significant soft tissue damage can take longer. Joint fractures if displaced often need more than just splints or casts if the fragments are not lined up. Sometimes splinting by a hand therapist or use of a dynamic set up is needed to allow the joint to move. Surgery can be needed. ...Read more
Daughter is 4 foot 8 dr did hand bone xray and 9 y/o said growth plates fused is it possible for her to still grow? Got period at age 8
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