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Bruised Thumb Bone
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
Exam, studies: A physical exam and appropriate studies can isually tell the difference between a bone contusion verse a torn ligament. Consider being seen. ...Read more
Thumb got pushed backwards for a split second. Hurt alot. I have full range of motion but the bone feels bruised 5 wks later. Is that to be expected?
Thumb injury: If bad bone bruise could still have pain at 5 weeks, would make sure and get xray and exam by orthopedic surgeon to make sure not fractured or other structures injured. ...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
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
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?
I fell on my hand last February, and was diagnosed with scaphoid bone bruise. X-ray was inconclusive. I had hand therapy and improved somewhat, but am having worsening pain at the base of my thumb on the palmar side (not the snuff box). It is a deep ache,
Repeat x-ray: I would recommend reevaluation with another x-ray -- this late type of pain after a remote injury can indicate damage to articular cartilage in the wrist in a number of different areas like the articulation between the the thumb metacarpal bone and another wrist bone called the trapezium -- repeat evaluation by an orthopedist specializing in hand is indicated ...Read more
Fell on the knuckle side of my hand the bone above my thumb is sore. Wrist and hand all bruised fingers are swelling bruising gone up my arm 5 days now?
Need evaluation: This could be a wrist fracture that needs treatment. You need to see a doctor and have xrays to rule out a fracture. Additional tests MAY be required. In the meantime, elevate the hand above your heart to help reduce swelling and gently move your hand and wrist to prevent stiffness. Get this evaluated NOW. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having pain in my right thumb. It's very tender to the touch. I can feel a numb on my bone. What could this be?
2-4 weeks: It takes awhile for these types of contusions to heel completely...About 2-4 weeks. ...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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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)?
Yes: A thumb contusion can be painful. Swelling is the main issue so you need to elevate it above your heart if it is swollen. A splint can help protect it against further injury. It will also remind you to protect the thumb. A thin wrap is probably not going to do much, bit it is not going to harm it either if kept snug not tight. ...Read more