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Can you get tendonitis in your hands. My right hanf is painful to use, i.E. Picking up a cup or slicing veggies. Tender at thumb and forefinger.?

Can you get tendonitis in your hands. My right hanf is painful to use, i.E. Picking up a cup or slicing veggies. Tender at thumb and forefinger.?

Yes: Tendonitis is an overuse syndrome and can come anytime a tendon is used repetitively or with too much force. Tennis elbow is the classic example . Treatment requires rest and antiinflamitories, if tolerated. ...Read more

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Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?

Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?

Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or your doc and they can apply numbing agents and remove it. IF you have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, get one within 72 hours of cutting yourself. ...Read more

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30 stitches to index finger and thumb 7days ago index finger infected. Can I clean with iodated sea salt? What is the worst that can happen?

30 stitches to index finger and thumb 7days ago index finger infected. Can I clean with iodated sea salt? What is the worst that can happen?

Follow up. : Please follow up with your medical provider for proper care and treatment of an infected wound. Using sea salt may or may not do any harm (could cause more irritation and inflammation of the tissues depending on how much is used), but it probably won't do anything to fight the infection. ...Read more

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I've asmall localized swelling at myproximal nail fold 5days ago.Painless not tender not red or hot.I tried to soak my finger in hot waterbut no gain?

I've asmall localized swelling  at myproximal  nail fold 5days ago.Painless not tender not red or hot.I tried to soak my finger in hot waterbut no gain?

swelling at nailfold: By your description, it may be a digital mucous cyst. They are commonly in the area you describe, painless. You don't need to treat unless it is bothersome. Treatment would be biopsy and cauterizing the base, but they are notorious for recurring. ...Read more

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Cut the finger tip pad off my finger, can it heal properly without stitches?

Cut the finger tip pad off my finger, can it heal properly without stitches?

Not liely: If totally severed it may be saved if quickly reattached. If partial, hold the tip to the pad with direct light pressure and go to er if totally severed and hours passed, it will scar over time or need to, be approximated sorry. ...Read more

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Sliced my thumb pad, 6 stitches. Day 4 and it's very swollen and tip numb. Will numbness likely resolve in time?

Sliced my thumb pad, 6 stitches. Day 4 and it's very swollen and tip numb. Will numbness likely resolve in time?

Yes: It may take several months for the numbness to completely resolve as healing takes place. Please be patient. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Stiff finger joints in the morning , right hand finger finger has trigger action gets easier after getting up not painful but discomforting?

Stiff finger joints in the morning  , right hand finger finger has trigger action   gets easier after getting up   not painful but discomforting?

Osteoarthritis: I assume you must be above 50 years of age. There is more tendency to develop Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease as we age. Stiffness in the hand joints are common symptoms. will get better with movement within 30 min. Apply warm water And you described the classic decryption of Trigger finger. Ortho. can help you if this is very annoying to you. ...Read more

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Can dipping a brown paper bag in vinegar water and sealing a jammed finger overnight work?

Can dipping a brown paper bag in vinegar water and sealing a jammed finger overnight work?

Information: Probably not. I jammed finger is a blunt injury to one or mote joints. There will be pain and swelling that will gradually subside in a few days. Motion should not be forced beyon d the pint of discomfort. Be sure there is no fracture, or dislocation. This means you need to seek consultation. ...Read more

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Moderate pain on tip of pinky finger. a bit red in colour, warm to touch and sensitive to touch. don't recall hitting it anywhere?

Moderate pain on tip of pinky finger. a bit red in colour, warm to touch and sensitive to touch. don't recall hitting it anywhere?

Finger is inflamed : 30y/o with moderate pain on tip of pinky finger, a bit red in color, warm to touch and sensitive to touch, don't recall hitting it anywhere? Finger is inflamed, most likely had an unnoticed tiny puncture wound while cleaning, working or playing. Warm soaks in epson salt/saline x 5-10 minutes twice daily for a day or two could help. Else see PCP in case of splint or Foreign Body/ antibiotics needed ...Read more

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Broken finger 2+ months ago. Ring finger at the tip. Splinted for 3 weeks. Still hurts to bend all the way or pinch with it. Should it still hurt? Why

Broken finger 2+ months ago. Ring finger at the tip. Splinted for 3 weeks. Still hurts to bend all the way or pinch with it. Should it still hurt? Why

Joknt: It does take some time to heal of course. However, an x-ray should demonstrate whether or not the fracture is healing, healed, or involves the joint. If its not healed or involves the joint it could still be painful. ...Read more

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Tripped on pavement, used palm of hand to steady myself 4 hrs ago. Not swollen but pain getting worse, hurts to move thumb, bend wrist or make fist?

Tripped on pavement, used palm of hand to steady myself 4 hrs ago. Not swollen but pain getting worse, hurts to move thumb, bend wrist or make fist?

POSSIBLE FRACTURE: THIS IS A TYPICAL INJURY THAT CAN CAUSE A COLLES FRACTURE IN THE WRIST OR NAVECULAR FRACTURE. IN THE HAND BY THE THUMB. GO TO URGENT CARE OR EMERGENCY ROOM TO BE EVALUATED ...Read more