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My thumb nail is discharging?

My thumb nail is discharging?

Nail: It might be paronychia or ingrown toe nail . Antibiotics and pain killers would be needed. In some cases minor surgery might be indicated too .Please see your doctor ...Read more

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Bruised my little toe, sprained my left wrist & ripped my toe nail off, any tips for healing process?

Bruised my little toe, sprained my left wrist & ripped my toe nail off, any tips for healing process?

Protect the nailbed: Put a bandage over the toe to keep it protected. I could be months before the toenail grows back. ...Read more

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Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen Knuckle: You may have osteoarthritis or gout. Please see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain on top of pip upon finger flex, underside of mcp clicking upon flex (prominent when finger is curled)? Knuckle got hit 4 months ago. Musician.

Pain on top of pip upon finger flex, underside of mcp clicking upon flex (prominent when finger is curled)? Knuckle got hit 4 months ago. Musician.

See osteopathic dr.: Anytime there's trauma to a finger or toe, it should be checked. Usually it's not just the finger that's involved but the entire hand, elbow, shoulder, neck, upper back complex, depending on the vector forces involved with the injury that needs to be evaluated to stop the clicking. Your finger pain indicates that you need treatment. It may be good to see an osteopathic physician, who can evaluate it fully, and treat you. You may be pleasantly surprised. ...Read more

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Why can't I bend my thumb following distal radius fracture?

Why can't I bend my thumb following distal radius fracture?

Possible injury: Inability to bend or extend your thumb after a distal radius fracture may be the result of tendon injury. It would be best to be seen by your Orthopaedic surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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Can your left pinky ulnar styloid fracture cause middle finger trigger digit?

Can your left pinky ulnar styloid fracture cause middle finger trigger digit?

No the ulnar styloid: Is not directly connected there but if the hand is very swollen froma fracture and the trigger finger was waiting for a reason to become more symptomatioc then the swelling in the hadn could be the tipping point. But a direct cause...Unlikley. Causlality is a tricky issue as we often attribute one problem to another temporally, but you might as well blame a trigger finger on a thunderstorm. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between a broken thumb, fractured thumb, and dislocated thumb?

Please advise what is the difference between a broken thumb, fractured thumb, and dislocated thumb?

Fracture=break: Fracture is another name for a broken bone, no difference. Dislocation refers to a joint being displaced out of position so it is not properly aligned. This requires closed or open reduction to realign the bones on either side of the joint. ...Read more

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What does a pinky finger metacarpal fracture look like?

What does a pinky finger metacarpal fracture look like?

Need Xray: You can't diagnose a fracture otherwise unless there is obvious angulation of the bone.There can be tremendous swelling and bruising without a fracture, and minimal physical changes with one. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Lump on thumb bone?

Lump on thumb bone?

Physical Examination: A lump on the thumb bone is impossible to diagnose without the key component of any diagnosis: the physical examination. Contact your primary care physician today and get the lump examined. Your doctor will also take a medical history to gain additional information. Additional studies may be ordered, but there is no substitute for the physical examination. ...Read more

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I squished my thumb under a 200lb piece of metal. Thumb swollen, purple and black bruising on middle knuckle, blood under nail, can't bend.. Broken?

I squished my thumb under a 200lb piece of metal.  Thumb swollen, purple and black bruising on middle knuckle, blood under nail, can't bend.. Broken?

Thumb injury: Go to the emergency room to have it checked. An xray can check to see if there is a fracture. They can puncture the top of the nail and relieve the pressure from the blood under the nail. ...Read more

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Thumb pain after luna bone fracture?

Thumb pain after luna bone fracture?

possibly referred: The lunate bone is not far from the base of the thumb, and so it is possible that your pain is a referred pain from the lunate fracture. Another possibility is that in addition to the lunate fracture, you have also sustained a bone or ligamentous injury to the thumb itself. Thank you. ...Read more

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Extreme hand pain in palm & index finger knuckle. Mri 6 mos ago read 5 mm volar subluxation of proximal phalanx. Is that anything of concern?

Extreme hand pain in palm & index finger knuckle. Mri 6 mos ago read 5 mm volar subluxation of proximal phalanx. Is that anything of concern?

Subluxation of a : Proximal phalanx at the mcl joint may be associated with an inflammatory arthritis or an injury to that joint. Typically the index an middle fingers are affected first in inflamm arthritic findings in the hand vs the little and ring. Mri is sometmes is innacurate or over read as well. A rheumatologist or hand surgeon may add insight. ...Read more

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