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Finger Has Small Bone Hanging At Joing
I got pricked by a fish bone on my finger now it's really painful though it's a small wound, what should I do?
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
I had pain in my tailbone for 3 months. At the very tip of my tailbone, I'm able to move a small "bone like thing" with my fingers. What's wrong?
Coccygodynia: Means pain in the coccyx bone, could be a result of sudden or chronic trauma leading to fracture of this small bone or ligament pain. See a pain doctor for treatment options. These hurt for a long time if untreated. ...Read more
Can you tell me how to tell if you have a small or large bone frame without doing that wrap ur fingers around your wrist?
Somewhat: In general, if the wrist is much greater around than you or a large handed person can grasp and touch fingers, suggests relatively large frame. ...Read more
What could this be? Oh the pubic bone area of my groin, I have a large red area (~ finger length in diameter) and near the center is a small pimple,
I had Tetanus shot last year 2016, when I was 3 to 4months pregnant. How to cure my finger that one little bone (tiny bone of small fish) stuck on it?
I have a hard bump on the side of my middle finger (right hand) very small, feels like a bone and no pain just felt it today should I be worried?
Don't worry: Small masses on the fingers can be the result of several pathologies. From small ganglion cysts, bone spurs, inclusion cysts, neuromas (usally painful) and giant cell tumor (sounds really bad...But is really benign). The best solution is to have it examined by a hand surgeon who can either obtain imaging to better diagnose it or excise it to get the exact pathology. ...Read more
My engagement ring (solitaire with plain band) is aching my finger bone. Its a little swollen, not red, and a small fleshy bump developed. Why?
It may be too tight: If it doesn't move easily - consider removing it by using dish detergent with water to slide off. It may be wearing against a particular part of your finger. Keep it off until the swelling goes down. Get it re-sized if it is always tight. Take care. ...Read more
Broken finger? My index finger is sore on the bottom joint, and there feels like there is a really small bone sticking up under the skin. Is it broken
Could be: You need to get an xray.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a slightly painful small hard lump in between my index and middle finger on my right hand. No broken bones. I do use the computer a lot.?
Examination: This would require an examination and possibly an x-Ray to determine the nature of the lump. ...Read more
I was prematurely born of 28 weeks. Now 29 male but my everything is too small, hands arms bones fingers penis. I hate myself 5'6', 99 lbs ugly skelto?
Genetics matters too: This may not be related to your prematurity. By now you have done all your growing. For your satisfaction see an endocrinologist to be sure there is nothing. ...Read more
Yes: A chip fracture is common after some sort of injury. Often this is called an avulsion fracture as its usually a ligament pulling off a small piece of bone. Get an xray to make sure, you may need treatment. ...Read more
Finger Fracture: Fractures take 4-8 weeks to heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: If the finger break is not well aligned, it will certainly affect the other fingers. When finger fractures are poorly set, the finger can actually overlap with the adjacent fingers and compromise overall hand function. ...Read more
Growth differences: Can be congenital or aquired. Advice on resolution, if possible or if needed depends much upon the cause and the symptoms. Small differences in length or angulation of a single finger typcially are not impairing, however ruling out a cause and finding out why something is the way it is makes good sense. Usually an exam followed by an xray if indicated is the first step in finding out. ...Read more
Depends: Like real estate, location is so important. Depends on the injury type, location, and nature of problem. I would consult a hand surgeon to help determine what the best way to help you heal. Sometimes it's okay to leave tiny fragments alone too, as long as it does not affect the function of the finger. ...Read more
Finger: Phalanges are hand bones.Get a more detailed answer ›
It should be done in: A week. Every day it is dislocated, damage is done to the articular cartilage, due to the blood using up the nutrients. Also the tissues contract and make it difficult to reduce and some are locked in place due to being entrapped in ligaments and or tendons. It acts li a finger trap, and these need surgical reduction. ...Read more
I just can't stop cracking my finger bones, I don't even think just do it. How do I kick the bad habit?
No: Stopping this habit is totally up to you. ...Read more
What causes bone deformation? I look at my pinkies & they both have like a protruding bone sticking out the sides? Other fingers look similar kinda.
Ans: Well several possibilities. Trauma of course. Do you have any underlying illnesses? You are best to see your doctor for a good history and physical. ...Read more
I broke my fingertip bone off a month ago nd when I put the tip of my finger on a hard surface it feels weird like the piece of bone didn't reattach?
See your doctor: Get an xray of your hand to see whether you have a fracture and resultant bone chip. ...Read more
Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. Spurs can also appear on the feet, along toes, the heel, as well as on the hands. In extreme cases bone spurs have grown along a person's entire skeletal structure. They're important since they can be near nerves. ...Read more
Yes: Infections such as osteomyelitis will erode the bone. ...Read more
May be a ganglion: See your doctor it may be a ganglion, simple removal will cure. ...Read more
Trapezoid bone: The trapezoid bone is one of the 8 carpal bones of the hand. ...Read more
Fracture: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated. ...Read more
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