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My pinky finger was smashed in a car door. It is a little swollen but no discoloration and I can move it. It is a numb on one side. Is this normal?
Yes: You lucky! No more damage! If you able to move finger - than bones and tendons intact! Little swelling and bruising can happen. As finger was squeezed nerves in finger got " irritated" and you may feel some tingling, numbness in finger. It should resolve in few days. Ok to use ice and gentle massage. Exercise range of motion - as squeezing soft ball. ...Read more
Sensative index fingernail to little pressure, sometime hurts without pressure and extends to finger. Finger not smashed, no infection.
Paronychia: Paronychia are low grade infections around the fingernail which have the symptoms you describe. They can be treated with topical bactroban (mupirocin) prescription ointment and/or oral antibiotics. They are fairly common and often take a few weeks to go away completely even with treatment. See a physician to check if this is the issue. ...Read more
Get an x-ray: May have broken the bone or knuckle. You must get treatment to prevent permanent damage. ...Read more
I smashed my ring finger in between two rocks. I'm black and blue on the finger pad. Is it possible I broke it? Rock hit nail and smashed finger down
X-ray: The only way to provide an accurate answer to this question is with an x-ray. Take care. ...Read more
Smashed finger nail in iron door. Black nail right away. Finger sensitive painful and others fingers feel weird but they weren't smashed.
Finger pain: You probably have a subungual hematoma where there is blood under the nail which appears black. If you don't have a fine hole drilled through the nail quickly it will lift the nail off of the nail plate and you will lose the entire nail. If you feel uncomfortable doing it, go to the ER. The other fingers were probably just bruised. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a smashed finger and their seems to b blood in my nail and on my finger it is swollen with blood in it what should I do?
Subungual hematoma..: A subungual hematoma is bleeding under the fingernail caused by a crush injury; causes intense pain and throbbing. If is is really painful, it can be decompressed. Should be done by doc if >50% of nail bed involved (nail may need to be removed). Doctors use cautery; diy'ers use a heated, sterilized needle. If not too bad, can just watch and wait. ...Read more
What can you do for a smashed finger, swollen and has the pins and needle numbness currently, injured 8 hours ago?
Go to ER now: You need to go er to get x-ray done to make sure you do not have a crushed injury with nerve injury as well as med for pain and anti-inflammatory. ...Read more
Possible pinched nerve after smashed finger...Pain down my arm so the doctor prescribe me neurotin is that right?
Door smashed finger 2 weeks ago and got a minor cut & we cleaned it. GP saw her for a chest infection on Friday I onIy saw that finger is tender, swollen, red and got puss in it wen gettin the axythromax. Got nurofen & drained puss. Will she b fine?
Needs evaluation: A serious injury like that can have complications - I would worry about a bone or joint infection if that original injury was severe enough. Must have imaging tests to determine (at least an X-ray). The treatment could be prolonged, but I wouldn't delay since the fingers are very important for normal functioning. Something doesn't sound right, so please see a doc right away. Preferably an ID doc! ...Read more
Yes: Fingers and hands are very important. If there is an injury, early treatment can preserve function. ...Read more
I smashed my finger a month ago it throbbed and bled a little at first but seemed okay. A month later it is still not healed.
Need evaluation: Infection or fracture or ligament injuryGet a more detailed answer ›
Splint or buddy tape: Try splinting your injured finger or even buddy taping it. Then wrap it up so don't poke yourself while asleep. I have no connection to Walgreens but their ad popped up when I searched: http://www. Walgreens. Com/store/c/walgreens-small-finger-splint/ID=prod3460871-product. You could also use popsicle sticks. Or http://www. Sportsinjuryclinic. Net/treatments-therapies/sports-taping/finger-buddy-taping ...Read more
I smashed my finger and immediately swelled and small red dost appeared at the tip of my finger. The bottom of finger is also hard. What should I do?
Depends: Depending on when you smashed your finger, and how much pain is involved, and injury is involved, will determine what your next step is. So if you've already iced it for awhile, and elevated it and it remains painful, you need to go to a clinic, where the physician can help examine it fully, to see if x-rays are needed or not. Plus, they are capable of doing a small procedure to relieve pressure. ...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
Yellow Finger: Smashing your finger resulted in some leakage of blood into the soft tissue. That blood, as it decomposes, will usually turn yellow. This is just a bruise. Not to worry. If the finger is still painful it is possible that you could have broken a bone so see a physician. ...Read more
I smashed my finger between two chairs and it got purple and swollen. It's been hurting for two weeks now. What should I do?
Have it seen: You may need an xray to make sure it isn't broken. An exam may help understand the damage and what can be done to repair it. ...Read more
Depends: It depends how severe was your injury. You might have a fracture, so getting an x-ray would help to diagnose it. ...Read more
Several: If the finger is deformed see a physician. Other signs include an open wound, inability to flex or extend the digit, and severe pain. ...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 smashed 7 fingers a week ago. The nails are half black-blue from the bottom up. Is it too late to prick them or has the blood dried up?
Leave: Them alone. Should resolve in time. Be more careful next time. Go see your doctor, if new signs or symptoms arise. ...Read more
Why do my fingers occasionally turn black and blue? Every so often a place in my fingers will feel a tightness, and soon after looks black and blue. Sometimes it can be a small area, other times my entire finger looks like I smashed it in the door. Ther
This sounds like a problem with your arterial circulation. If these events are associated with cold temperatures, you may have raynaud's syndrome. In raynaud's, the small arteries in the hands and feet are hypersensitive to cold and go into spasm. The treatment is to keep the extremities warm. On the other hand, it's possible that you may be experiencing some blood clots in the small vessels. If this involves just one hand, it may be that you have an abnormality in the artery upstream that is "throwing" clots. If that's the case, the problem area should be fixed with an angioplasty or bypass, and you may need to take blood thinners.
The argument against what I've described is that the discolored areas caused by blocked arteries are usually painful. ...Read more
Nail: Its blood under the nail if throbbing it may need to be drained otherwise wear nail polish till nail grows out no quick fix. ...Read more
I smashed my finger two days ago, the nail turned black and I drained it but it's still extremely swollen and I'm wondering what I should do.
Ice ice baby!: Ice 20 minutes three x day, elevate above level of hear when able. Don't be surprised if you lose fingernail, any signs infection go see family doc. ...Read more
I smashed my finger in a metal grate and it is swollen and sore what can I do to help the swelling and pain?
I smashed my finger 2 days ago nail is black and it's swollen should I get it drained or wait till the nail falls off I'm in a lot of pain?
Drain if in pain: If the nail is causing you a lot of pain, it's a good idea to see your doc to have it properly drained. The process will involve burning a hole in the nail with a small, hot wire, allowing the collected blood to drain out. Eventually the nail will likely fall off on its own but draining it will release the pressure relieve the pain. ...Read more
I smashed my finger in between 2 grocery carts and my nail turned dark purple. Should burn a hole in it?
No: The blood will dissipate. If you want a small sterile needle can provide drain holes for blood. Please see physician. ...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
Smashed my finger in a door and bruised it like a month ago. The bruise takes up almost my entire nail. The nail has not grown since. Is this bad?
Possibly: Is there coagulated blood at the base of the nail or lunula? (part nearest the skin and closest to the wrist)? Does it still hurt to press on the nail? You could have a hematoma pressing on the lunula, cutting off blood flow. The lunula is the part of the nail that grows. Without good blood flow it may not grow. Use Healthtap Prime &show a doc a picture: it'll help with diagnosis. ...Read more
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
3 days ago I smashed my finger. It has turned black under the nail, it is numb and leaking a clear fluid from under the nail. Should I be concerned?
See dr.: You may have so much swelling and fluid that your nerves are being affected causing numbness, and you may need the pressure under your nail relieved. Always best to get the area evaluated and assessed so treatment can be started to help. ...Read more
Smashed middle finger by heavy window. Swollen and numb when lightly touched but shooting pain if pressure is applied. Tip is bent down?
A smashed finger: With the tip bent, numbness and shooting pain warrants evaluation by a physician. Initial intervention would include buddy-taping ...Read more
Was my surgery on my finger necessary? In september 2010 I smashed m finger and I went to st. Joseph hospital because the cut in my finger was about two inches long and showed what appears to be bone. The hospital doctor reviewed my finger and a upon a s
It is very difficult in an open from such as this to answer your specific question. So I can not do that. What I can tell you is that a laceration on a finger that crosses the creases or folds at a certain setoff angles will initially not sam to affect the finger but with regular healing lead to a contracture (or tightening) of the scar and creases. The case of a laceration and missing skin that is closed tightly, this may occur too. One way to prevent this tightening is to "break up" the scar with additional inciosns at special angles to the laceration or scar and or add skin of skin graft. Even in this situation with a well applied and oriented skin graft and a well done surgical release of a tight scar, further tightening an contracture can occur. So it may seem that initially a finger feels loose, but later feels tighter. One has to ask, "what if the skin graft wsa nver done? " and the answer may be that if it were not done that the finger would feel even worse than it does now.
If someone has a result of a procedure that they are not happy with, the best thing is to go back to that doctor or seek the advance of another and see if anyitng else can be or needs to be done rather than question the need for the first procedure. Bu hopefully by reading the previous paragraph you you understand the complexity of this situation and that while initially a finger may seem looser, it can tighten up just by the direction of the scar that forms.
Finally there are other factors, general health, compliance, motion, pain, smoking, alcohol, genetics and many other factors that affect scar and scar tissue formation. Some are prone to keloids, others to dupuytrens contracture. Some have subtle arthritis in a joint adjacent to a scar while others have a concurrent joint injury (a sprain) that leads to increased stiffness ...Read more
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
Wound: Cuts on finger can become dangerous if it gets infected especially if the person is not immunised against tetanus and they get exposed to bug which causes tetanus. Tetanus bug is prevalent as spores in nature and its easy to get exposed to these spores but prevention by vaccination is easy. So everyone should keep themselves up to date with vaccination. ...Read more