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I got a small but somewhat deep cut on the webbing between my thumb and pointer finger and my hand is kinda numb and I can't move my fingers very well?

I got a small but somewhat deep cut on the webbing between my thumb and pointer finger and my hand is kinda numb and I can't move my fingers very well?

Damaged hand: You seem to have damaged the nerves and tendons in your hand. I would see a hand orthopedist ASAP. He may have to do some tendon transplants depending upon the extent of the damage that you have sustained. You can check out HSS in NYC or Columbia. ...Read more

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Finger Laceration (Definition)

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Punched glass, the swelling has gone down some. I can feel a little bump on my 4th metacarpal on my ring finger. Finger & knuckle-wrist is real sore?

Punched glass, the swelling has gone down some. I can feel a little bump on my 4th metacarpal on my ring finger. Finger & knuckle-wrist is real sore?

Be seen: I would recommend being seen and having an X-ray. There is something called a "boxers fracture" that can be caused by striking something with a closed fist. The "bump" you are describing could be a displaced fracture which might require reduction for a good result. ...Read more

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Hi! I got a splinter at the base of my middle finger on my left hand on Saturday. My middle finger is now swollen and hurts to move. The splinter went straight into my hand and was about 3/4 of an inch long. I pulled it out immediately. I iced my finger b

Hi! I got a splinter at the base of my middle finger on my left hand on Saturday. My middle finger is now swollen and hurts to move. The splinter went straight into my hand and was about 3/4 of an inch long. I pulled it out immediately. I iced my finger b

Deep splinter wound: If you are having this much difficulty moving your finger after you removed the deep splinter, go to your Internist or ER ASAP; what you are describing is cellulitis. If the area is swollen and can't move, there is an infection. You need to be seen and placed on antibiotics ASAP. Do not hesitate to go. ...Read more

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I injured my fourth metacarpal and knuckle. When I press on my knuckle and move my finger my knuckle feels cracked and not normal is it broken?

I injured my fourth metacarpal and knuckle. When I press on my knuckle and move my finger my knuckle feels cracked and not normal is it broken?

Be seen: It sure sounds like you could have a metacarpal fracture, particularly if you had sufficient mechanism such as a fall or you struck something with your fist. I would sure be seen for an X-ray to optimize long term outcome. ...Read more

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I hit my right pinky finger on a table yesterday afternoon now it's swollen, tender and looks deformed is it broken or sprained?

Suspect broken: Though I think the deformity is suggestive of fracture, if you did not experience severe pain fracture seems less likely. That said, you would benefit from plain films and splinting, as the finger may need to be immobilized or properly positioned then immobilized to heal properly. Suggest an urgent care visit or visit with your doctor if you can get a same day appointment. ...Read more

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I hit my hand on a chair, and now the area around my thumb and on my wrist is swollen and bruised and very painful.

I hit my hand on a chair, and now the area around my thumb and on my wrist is swollen and bruised and very painful.

Possible contusion: sounds like a contusion or bruise. but what might appear to be a simple force could be enough to sprain a joint or break a bone. be sure to see your doctor for an evaluation and possibly x-rays. just to be sure. ...Read more

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I fell yesterday and the outside of my hand is swollen and bruised from my wrist half way down my pinkie. I can move all my fingers it hurts swollen?

I fell yesterday and the outside of my hand is swollen and bruised from my wrist half way down my pinkie.  I can move all my fingers it hurts swollen?

Given what you : Have wrote, I feel an xray is in order. Ice and elevation with compression if possible with a small ace bandage. Don't wrap too tight that you cut off your circulation. ...Read more

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My elbow hit really hard on the corner of corner of my table it's been 20 min and it's still tingling and hurting from my shoulder to index finger?

My elbow hit really hard on the corner of corner of my table it's been 20 min and it's still tingling and hurting from my shoulder to index finger?

Elbow: A contusion to the elbow often involves a nerve. Make sure your thumb and fingers and elbow and shoulder are moving normally and apply an ice pack. This generally recovers quickly. If not follow up with your doctor until it has resolved. All the best. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen may help with the pain. ...Read more

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I cut my finger, left index finger medially at the ip joint and it is sore swollen and stiff after a month. Is my joint infected?

Not likely: It would be unusual for a joint infection to present one month later. Lacerations to the fingers can be stiff, sore and swollen for months. Keep your finger moving and try scar desensitisation massage by massaging the area with hand cream three or four times a day. ...Read more

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Deep and small cut on top side of my thumb, now my thumb feels numb & everytime i bend my thumb i feel a lot of pressure on it and it hurts?

Deep and small cut on top side of my thumb, now my thumb feels numb & everytime i bend my thumb i feel a lot of pressure on it and it hurts?

Nerve injury!: What you're describing is a classic sensory nerve injury to the thumb. Considering that the thumb is an important digit when it comes to manipulating objects it would certainly be worthwhile to consider seeing a hand surgery specialist. In the meantime try to restrict movement of the until the laceration heals completely. It takes a longer amount of time that you might expect for this to occur. ...Read more

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Boxer fracture left my knuckle almost twice the size and I can't make a full fist because the middle knuckle on my pinky sticks out past my fingers?

Boxer fracture left my knuckle almost twice the size and I can't make a full fist because the middle knuckle on my pinky sticks out past my fingers?

Will take time: Boxer facture is fracture of one of metacarpal head , obvious why the boxers get it , what you describe is healing process , some times need surgical revision consult a han surgeonThe lump is healing bone formation ( callous ) will take time to mold itself . ...Read more

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Had a hangnail on thumb and now my whole knuckle hurts? Normal?

Had a hangnail on thumb and now my whole knuckle hurts? Normal?

Not normal: Unfortunately not enough information to give specific advice. If pain persists will need to see physician. OTC analgesics may help. ...Read more

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Is my finger broken or fractured a pool ball hit my left index finger and it swelled up twice its normal size and i get sharp shooting pains and its bruised

Is my finger broken or fractured a pool ball hit my left index finger and it swelled up twice its normal size and i get sharp shooting pains and its bruised

Broken : Broken and fractured are two ways of describing the same thing. Of course there are many ways to describe breaks/fractures i.E open or closed, displaced or non-displaced (in or out of place), articular or non-articular (involving the joint or not), comminuted or non-comminuted (clean or not clean) etc.. ...Read more

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