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Doctor insights on: Bruised Hand Bone Healing Time

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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

Bone (Definition)

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


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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

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

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How long does it take a bruised hand nerve to heal?

How long does it take a bruised hand nerve to heal?

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

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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?

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?

Dirty splint?: Is the splint smelly? That could cause it. Is there any damage to the skin? If so she needs to get back to the doctor to get it checked. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to treat my swollen and bruised hand?

Please tell me how to treat my swollen and bruised hand?

Inflammation: Why is it bruised and swollen? Any history of trauma? Apply ice on it 15-20 mins./day. Nsaids like ibuprofen/aleve also helps with the inflammation. Get an xray if with history of trauma. Have it checked by your doctor if not getting better. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of bruised hand muscle?

What are the main symptoms of bruised hand muscle?

Bruise muscle: Pain, tenderness and swelling in area of bruising. Movement of the area causes increasing pain, relieved by rest. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fractured, broken or bruised hand?

What to do if I have fractured, broken or bruised hand?

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

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Swollen and bruised hand. No trauma. Cold to touch and numb. Painful for a week with no improvement of swelling or bruising.

Swollen and bruised hand. No trauma. Cold to touch and numb. Painful for a week with no improvement of swelling or bruising.

Be checked: Be assessed. You are describing symptoms that may be related to a blood clot or nerve damage. You need to have both these possibilities ruled out. All the best. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is it possible to dislocate hand bone due to fluid?

Is it possible to dislocate hand bone due to fluid?

Fluid/dislocation: 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

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Will my doctor give me HGH if my hand bone age is below the average standard deviation? (18yrs)

Will my doctor give me HGH if my hand bone age is below the average standard deviation? (18yrs)

Hard to say: If your bone maturity were less than ~14 your own growth hormone level should be studied. If low, or neutral supplementation might be considered to jumpstart your system. If your growth centers are closed or close to closing (bone age 17-18)there would be no point. ...Read more

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Fell a week today hand is bruising. Got a bumb ontop of my bone thumb area what could this be..

Fell a week today hand is bruising. Got a bumb ontop of my bone thumb area what could this be..

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

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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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What are the tests for hand bone fracture?

What are the tests for hand bone fracture?

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

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How long does it take for a deep bone bruise in the hand take to heal?

How long does it take for a deep bone bruise in the hand take to heal?

2-4 weeks: It takes awhile for these types of contusions to heel completely...About 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm concerned. What symptoms go with hand bone fracture?

I'm concerned. What symptoms go with hand bone fracture?

Tenderness deformity: Usually tenderness, bruising (bleeding from the fracture) and if displaced at times deformity. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hand bone fracture?

What is the definition or description of: Hand bone fracture?

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

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What are the common presenting symptoms of hand bone fracture?

What are the common presenting symptoms of hand bone fracture?

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

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How long is the healing time for a fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist?

How long is the healing time for a fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist?

Variable: There are many variables to consider: how old is the patient, does the patient smoke, where is the fracture located in the scaphoid bone, treated with a cast or surgery. More information is needed to give a direct answer. ...Read more

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My hand is swollen bruised and feels hard. The ER says no bones broken but very painful.

My hand is swollen bruised and feels hard. The ER says no bones broken but very painful.

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

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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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Please help! I have hand bone fracture in the joint?

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

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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

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

She's done: Growing taller requires open growth plates. She entered puberty early. The hormones that drive puberty also tell the growth to finish. ...Read more