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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
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?
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?
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 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
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