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Cut My Finger On Glass Now Stiff At Knuckle And 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
I cut my finger with a piece of glass and covered it with a plaster. It healed and I aired it out and let it get a scab now there is a bump and it hurts when I rub it or press it. Its red inside on 1 spot also. It bled for a long time when it got cut?
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?
The cardinal signs of infection: swelling/pain/redness/warmth
so if your finger laceration (cut) happened about 3-5 days ago then the timing is right to develop a cellulitis (skin indection). Hand cellulitis is serious so it is time to get seen. You may need I.V. Antibiotics for proper treatment. ...Read more
Finger swelling: After a laceration may mean an infection, pain with motion. Swelling that seems beyond the cut, the feeling that the finger is bent or can't straighten are some signs that an infection is occurring and that an area of the tendon is involved, even i'd it is just a local red wound one should seek medical attention as finger infections can spread quickly and affect finger motion long term. ...Read more
Cut my finger on glass 2 weeks ago at the joint. Site of cut not really painful but its slightly raised, a bit pink and white in the middle with a dot. Its not healing or getting worse. Is it infected?
Possibly infected: You sustained the laceration two weeks ago and has not healed and you see pink and white in the middle, it all suggest it may be infected and only way we can be sure is by looking at your finger. See your doctor as you may need antibiotics if infection is confirmed. ...Read more
I grabbed my wallet at the bar and somehow a piece of glass cut my finger slightly and I began to bleed- is there any risk of hiv or hepatitis? Worried
Unlikely: However only definitive way to answer your concerns would be with blood test. ...Read more
I cut my finger three day ago. From a soup can lid. I It looks like it's healing okay, but there is swelling about 1/2 inch on the knuckle. It also lo?
It depends: It may look like it's healing well but you may have an infection under the skin. It also depends on how deep the cut was. Please follow up with your primary doctor if pain or swelling increases. ...Read more
I banged my knuckle really hard and 4th and 5th knuckle are dinted and fingers are stiff and really painful and is also sore and tingly do you think it's fractured or not?
Potentially: It is entirely possible. One of the more common fractures we see is a "boxers fracture" which is a fact ute of the fifth metacarpal neck and causes symptoms very similar to what you are describing. You may need to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more
I constantly crack my fingers and knuckles, I have been, since my early teens, I am now 39. Recently I have noticed stiffness & pain. Is this bad?
A sign: The cracking of joints is okay; it is air in the joints. The stiffness and pain is a sign that something else is underlying and should be evaluated. ...Read more
I've been picking and pushing together my ring fingers knuckle and now there's a red spot as if sore. Is there anything I should be worried about?
What could be the cause of a single mid-finger knuckle being painful to the touch and feels sore and sort of stings when bent far- a few months now?
Fell catching myself with my right hand now the area of right knuckle/middle finger is a sharp pain when using to open things or etc. Has stiffness?
Should a jammed finger still be stiff and sore at the knuckle after a month? Knuckle is stiff and sore and cannot make a fist. Very painful. Had x-rays and no broken bones. Could this be a ligament or tendon issue? Also have trouble gripping and apply
You: You could have a tenosynovitis and not necesarily, a splint might be enough to have your body heal it. You need to be evaluated to consider if that is the diagnosis and the benefits of a lical injection if tenosinovitis or trigger finger is the diagnosis, other diagnosis could be considered like d Quervain's, but I don t have enough info to be able to extend on the answer. ...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 more
I want ask you last day I was working with my friend and then cut my finger after I wash my finger in water but my friend wash hand in same he is hiv?
I got got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?
Finger Laceration: Recommend you see the doctor that put in the stitches. You may have an infection that requires treatment! ...Read more
I cut my finger last night with a knife. My finger is numb tingly and when I put my hand below my heart it feels like my finger is getting shocked?
Nerve laceration: Or partial injury can make an area feel numb and change when there is more swelling. A bruise may also be more symptomatic to a nerve woth increaed blood and swelling. Gravity helps put more blood in exacerbating swelling, that's why it feel better to elevate, so do so! And follow up for an evaluation wrt the laceration, including assesment of sensataion and motion ...Read more
I cut my right hand index finger 14 years back by glass. Doctors cleaned it and stiched it immediately. Even after years I have some discomfort. Why?
Need to examine: To get any idea; however, if it was glass there is always a possibility that a sliver or larger piece was left inside. Some show on x-ray so that would be a first step. ...Read more
Odd... A couple hours ago my middle knuckle on my pinky fingers started aching. Now its swollen + tender to the touch. Any suggestions on how to treat?
Finger: You may have inadvertently injured it. I think the pain will disappear in time if necessary you can take an anti-inflammatory ...Read more
Not following: It would be pretty obvious whether it is the finger cut or a different one. If the finger was cut and is now sore, the two are related. If a different finger was cut than the one that is now sore, it is not related to the cut. ...Read more
I broke my knuckle at the end of my pinky finger, it now makes a clicking sound and has an aching pain if I hold too much. What are my options?
Broken Pinky finger: Depending on the timing of the fracture, you may have developed a condition called either a delayed union or non-union. In either case if this involves the joint, traumatic arthritis (pain) may develop and result in deformity or autofusion. Since the pinky is involved in power grip activities this should be evaluated by a hand surgeon beginning with an x-ray. Surgery may be required. ...Read more
Hello sir, center part of my right hand is cut with a glass and it goes deep in my hand due to this injury upper part of my one finger doesn't move??
Serious: This appears to be a serious hand injury with tendon damage. Go to the hospital emergency room where your injury will be evaluated. You may need to be referred to a hand surgeon or one may be called in to treat you. ...Read more
Could use your help docs! My fingers (mostly index and middle) on my right hand are sore and stiff?
See neurologist: Possibly carpal tunnel if numb and you are having trouble with gripping stuff and opening jars but other diseases can also be considered. You need to be seen and be examined by a neurologist. ...Read more
Cut my hand between thumb and index finger with glass cup it is a little deep maybe 1.5 CM what do I do need help fast?
Pressure: Anytime there is a cut and there's bleeding, you'll want to put continuous pressure with a clean towel, etc. If it's on your hand, we worry about tendons being involved, so if there is any difficulty moving your fingers or weakness if your fingers, it's even more important to see your doc. At your doctor visit, ask about a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in the past 5-10 years. Good luck! ...Read more
4 days now I fell out of bed on my hand and I can move it but its sore brusied a lot and swollen when I open and close my fingers it hurts?
Ice and elevation: Use ice and elevate. If pain and bruising persists, I would recommend getting a hand xray. ...Read more
My right hand center part is cut with a glass tube two months before. Tendon of my one finger is partially cut & upper part doesn't moved. Recovery?
Need more info: Hopefully you were treated by a hand surgeon. This kind of repair is tricky and should be done by an experienced orthopedic surgeon. My strong suggestion is if you did have a repair of the laceration and have these side effects you should return to the surgeon and following that you may need rehabilitation to try to return to normal use of your right hand. ...Read more
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