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Doctor insights on: Bruised Thumb Bone

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How can you care for a bruised thumb nail?

How can you care for a bruised thumb nail?

If you have blood un: If you have blood under the nail it should be evacuated by your doctor to remove the blood. ...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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How do I know if my thumb has a bone bruise or torn ligament?

How do I know if my thumb has a bone bruise or torn ligament?

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

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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 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

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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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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?

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

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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,

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Multiple possibiliti: There are many things that cause a painful that is sore to touch with numbness. This could be anything from an infection, trauma that caused a fracture or even nerve irritation. You should have this evaluated.. ...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 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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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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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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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.

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

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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)?

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

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Can a splint or a wrap going to help a thumb contusion?

Can a splint or a wrap going to help a thumb contusion?

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

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If its tender and a bit swollen on my metacarpal bones in my hand could they be broken?

If its tender and a bit swollen on my metacarpal bones in my hand could they be broken?

If trauma: If there was an injury to the area, then a plain X-ray would resolve the issue. If no injury then an X-ray can still be of value to exclude other causes such as arthritis. Then you can go from there ...Read more

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I jammed my hand and now my metacarpal bones in my hand are tender and red is it possible they are broken?

I jammed my hand and now my metacarpal bones in my hand are tender and red is it possible they are broken?

Certainly: The only way to tell for sure is to get an X-ray. Go to an urgent care. It is very important that the carpal bones heal properly if they are broken. ...Read more

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