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Bruised Hand Bone Symptoms
Bruise muscle: Pain, tenderness and swelling in area of bruising. Movement of the area causes increasing pain, relieved by rest. ...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
Tenderness deformity: Usually tenderness, bruising (bleeding from the fracture) and if displaced at times deformity. ...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
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
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?
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
Swollen and bruised hand. No trauma. Cold to touch and numb. Painful for a week with no improvement of swelling or bruising.
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
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
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?
4-6 weeks: Most fractures heal within 4-6 weeks. Some are healed enough to start gentle motion exercises within 3 weeks or so. Ask your orthopedic surgeon who can guide you through the healing process and make recommendations regarding safe level of activity. ...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
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
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
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
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
4 years ago- bad bone bruise and sprain of hand (Between thumb and first finger).Since then, if I use it a lot (writing)pain returns. What could it be?
Rehabilitate: If you didn't properly rehabilitate the bone and joint then it's possible that you are left with long-standing pain. However if you start exercising the area again then it's quite likely that the pain will permanently disappear. ...Read more
I fell over 3 days ago and hurt my wrist, it swelled, I went to hospital. They said I bruised the bone, now my whole hand has swollen, fingers too.
Re-evaluate: Worsening symptoms after the initial evaluation require a second look. There could be a fracture that didn't show up on the initial exam, or a soft tissue injury that wouldn't show up with simple bone imaging. See your doctor or an orthopedic specialist for appropriate evaluation and treatment. ...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
Semi- pro sportsman with Bruising on the bone (joints on left hand) - post RICE still experiencing dull aches and rheumatoid pain. What to do?
See your doctor: Who may refer you to an orthopod, good luck ...Read more
Why does my right hand middle finger go numb with a bruise line on the underside? Could it be related to previous shoulder surgery (bone spur and inflammation removed)?
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Hi. My 9 yr old daughter broke her right hand bone (humerus) 5 days ago. It's a displaced closed fracture. Now she's having a fever. What should I do?
Depends: The stress of the pain & healing process might be responsible for a low grade (<100.5) fever at her age but otherwise I can't relate it to the break. If she has a higher temperature or other symptoms, I would handle it as you would if the break had not occurred & call you pcp for some guidance. ...Read more