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Finger Car Door
Finger: Possible but unlikely. Consult orthopedics if in distress. ...Read more
Slammed index finger in car door 1 year ago. Didn't require full stitches. Have continuing numbers which has got worse. Advice?
Nerve injury?: You might have injured one the nerves in this area. Check with an orthopedist or a neurologist ...Read more
Slammed finger in car door. Old nail is black and starting to come off. Should I cut off the remaining part and clean the skin under? How?
Slammed finger in car door big blood clot has formed with a bump, pain, throbbing, swollen, numb and red?
Smashed my finger on car door it bleed for 2 secs n it coagulated. A week later my finger still numb pale purple n shooting pain down my arms now help?
A finger fracture: At the tip under the nail can give a hematoma (bluish) under the nail. Typically if it is just a bruise pain subsides in a few days. If pain persist an evaluation including an xray for a fracture may be helpful. Although many non displaced fractures don't need to be splinted some feel better if they are. ...Read more
Ice: In the acute phase of an injury like this, ice would generally be recommended. Depending on the extent of the injury, he may need to get it evaluated for a fracture. Hope he feels better soon. ...Read more
I slamed my finger in a car door a week ago. Must of damaged a nerve. When will feeling come back? It gets very cold when outside
Should recover: Closed crush injuries usually cause temporary neurapraxia injury which improves within 4-6 weeks. Rarely more severe pressure from the crush can physically disrupt the interior of the nerve which may take up to 12 weeks to improve but with uncertainty. In the absence of a laceration observation is recommended. ...Read more
I smashed my finger in the car door a week ago, it then turned very blue (almost black)on the tip and front of my finger. Why has the swelling not down?
Finger fracture?: This crush type injury to the finger may have resulted in a fracture if the distal phalanx (end bone of the finger). This could explain why the swelling/pain persists. Recommend x-rays and evaluation by a healthcare professional ...Read more
I smashed my finger in my car door. It's swollen, nail black & has a strange odor. What's causing the odor?
Bad odor: Could mean infection. Please get this evaluated ASAP. Take care. ...Read more
I have trapped my finger in a car door, it the nail. And the skin around it has turned black and blue. It is very painful and the mobility is not 100%?
There may be: Just a soft tissue injury but there may also be a nondsplaced fracture or even a displaced fracture that a tendon or ligament attaaches to. While just pain and swelling alon can redurce motion, oif it is not getting better an evaluation and an xray may be needed. Even if fractured many fingettip injuries with intact skin as long as they ate not associated with a tendon injury don need much. ...Read more
I smashed my middle finger in the car door. Should I go to the hospital to see if there's an injury?
Extent of injury?: If you have severe pain, decreased range of motion, uncontrolled bleeding, or deformity those would be reasons to be evaluated. If you are doubt about having a fracture it would be best to be evaluated. If there is a break to the skin and you have not had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years - that should be repeated. ...Read more
My girlfriend jammed her finger in the car door and now the area under the nail is black. What should she do?
Live LIfe: Live. The finger now has to complete the injury and response to the injury and then to heal. ...Read more
I shut my pinky finger in the car door. It is three days later and it is still numb and swollen. Could it be broken?
Two days ago I smashed my finger with the car door. It became swollen with dark pigment on my finger. Now my finger badly hurts.? Cover it as not to peel
Yes: If it's infected then you will need antibiotics. More likely if it was jammed with no cut there may be a small fracture. Either way have it evaluated or it could become a nagging problem. ...Read more
Smashed my pinky finger in the car door. 1 side of it has been numb for 2 weeks. Will I regain feeling in it? It feels like it's asleep?
I slammed my finger into my car door last Sunday and its still swollen and blue. Not only that but the blue is spreading to the outside of my nail.?
Finger injury: If there is blood under the nail- it will resolve itself. Should have been drained. IF IT IS JUST BLUE ON THE PULP of the finger-- will take 2-3 week to get better-- pain relief recommend. If pain id worse or any movement issues-- get X-ray through your GP to rule out underlying fracture. ...Read more
Smashed my finger in a car door. It was treated in the ER, 5dys later it still looks swollen. Why didn't I get antibiotics? Could it get infected?
It could, but: If it was not infected at that time antibiotics not needed. ...Read more
I slammed my finger in the car door a week ago. I have an xray appt next week but wonder if I should go to ER because it appears to be healing wrong.
Go: If seems healing incorrectly should ge tee asap. ...Read more
Before I jammed my finger from a car door and I'm not sure my nail will come back to normal, because I still see a little blood under the nail.
Don't worry. It will:
When you jamm your nail or get it injured, the nail will slowly become loose and eventually come out.
But worry not, the new one is already in the making and slowly it will replace the otherwise dead nail. The blood that you are seeing inside the nail may need to come out, if it is causing pain. Otherwise the nail will be replaced by a new one in due course of time. ...Read more
I hot my finger with a car door about three months ago, it had a blood clot then the nail café out, a new nail grew in itsy place, is but now its pain?
Ingrown?: It may be growing an ingrown nail. You may need a corner or two removed. ...Read more
My fingernail is a yellowish color and when it grows won't attach to the nail plate. What is it and how do I treat it I slammed my finger in a car door a while back and ever since it fell off the nail grows back a yellowish color and for the most part is n
A couple days ago I smashed my finger in my car door, nail is really bruised, tip of finger is a little numb and white. Can't bend it.
Ouch: Could have a fracture, blood under the nail will make it throb. The swelling will contribute to the numbness and difficulty in bending it. Worth going to your doctor to check it out. ...Read more
Crushed idx finger between car & car door. Felt dizzy as pain set in, is it normal to feel chest discomfort/difficult breathing also during the ordeal?
Yes: This is quite normal! That is a very painful injury. ...Read more
Hello doctor, I just slammed my finger in the car door and its very painful and hurts to bend it...im also on coumadin (warfarin) and my INR has been low at 1.0?
Antiseptic, ice,: Elevate. Check to see circulation look goods though can be deceiving Need to check for integrity of skin and the finger nail. X-rays if suspicious for fracture, washed out and sutured if lacerated. Check for tendon motion. Any doubts see a medical provider. If it does not feel or look right don't wait ...Read more
Finger got stuck in car doors about 1 year ago. Now my knuckle can move side to side, but there's no pain. Is it normal?
Maybe: Might be some joint capse laxity but if it doesn't cause pain or limit your activity I wouldn't do anything about it. ...Read more
I pinched my finger in between a car door, its not broken but it is swollen, the nail is black, there is blood, and its very painful, what should I do?
If painful, can typically be easily drained to relieve pressure.
Here is some information.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/bleeding-under-nail. ...Read more