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How long does it take a bruised hand nerve to heal?

How long does it take a bruised hand nerve to heal?

6-8 weeks: If known to be only bruised, function usually returns in 6-8 weeks. If partially or totally cut or crushed, surgical repair may be necessary. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Please tell me how to treat my swollen and bruised hand?

Please tell me how to treat my swollen and bruised hand?

Inflammation: Why is it bruised and swollen? Any history of trauma? Apply ice on it 15-20 mins./day. Nsaids like ibuprofen/aleve also helps with the inflammation. Get an xray if with history of trauma. Have it checked by your doctor if not getting better. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of bruised hand muscle?

What are the main symptoms of bruised hand muscle?

Bruise muscle: Pain, tenderness and swelling in area of bruising. Movement of the area causes increasing pain, relieved by rest. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fractured, broken or bruised hand?

What to do if I have fractured, broken or bruised hand?

Get med eval: It usually requires x-rays (plus medical hx ; physical exam) to correctly diagnose a fracture. An appropriate treatment plan will follow after evaluation. ...Read more

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My friends bruised hand smells very weird on one side and the other side smells fine she's been finger splinting why is it smelling?

My friends bruised hand smells very weird on one side and the other side smells fine she's been finger splinting why is it smelling?

Dirty splint?: Is the splint smelly? That could cause it. Is there any damage to the skin? If so she needs to get back to the doctor to get it checked. ...Read more

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Swollen and bruised hand. No trauma. Cold to touch and numb. Painful for a week with no improvement of swelling or bruising.

Swollen and bruised hand. No trauma. Cold to touch and numb. Painful for a week with no improvement of swelling or bruising.

Be checked: Be assessed. You are describing symptoms that may be related to a blood clot or nerve damage. You need to have both these possibilities ruled out. All the best. ...Read more

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Hand injury in may diagnosed as a bruise a few months later diagnosed as torn tendon still very painful how long does it take to heal?

Hand injury in may diagnosed as a bruise a few months later diagnosed as torn tendon still very painful how long does it take to heal?

If it is a tendon: it may take months to heal, provided you have adequate brace to support it while it does. Tendons are notoriously slow things to heal because of the poor blood supply to them. If you are sure it is not completely torn through and require surgery to tack it back. Keep a close relationship with your Hand Orthopedist while it heals. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a deep bone bruise in the hand take to heal?

How long does it take for a deep bone bruise in the hand take to heal?

2-4 weeks: It takes awhile for these types of contusions to heel completely...About 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take a bruised nail to heal?

How long does it take a bruised nail to heal?

Nail bruise: Depends on which nail. Fingernails grow faster than toenails. Also depends on age since older age takes longer for nails to grow. Plan on 4-6 weeks for fingernail and 6-12 months for toenail. ...Read more

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How long will it take the feeling to come back to a thumb if the nerve is bruised?

How long will it take the feeling to come back to a thumb if the nerve is bruised?

Cm per month: Nerves regrow at a centimeter a month, on average. Provided the trauma was to the thumb it should be in under three months provided the nerve was left intact and can regenerate along its prior course. ...Read more

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I have a fracture in ring finger, wearibg solint for two days. no bruising, just swelling, how long will it take to heal?

I have a fracture in ring finger, wearibg solint for two days. no bruising, just swelling, how long will it take to heal?

Finger fracture: It depends on location of the fracture. Some need 3 weeks some need 12. You really need an Orthopaedic surgeon to advise you after looking at X-rays. ...Read more

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My knuckle bruise will stay for how long until it heals?

My knuckle bruise will stay for how long until it heals?

Bruise: The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person.For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. ...Read more

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How long a broken knuckle take to show bruising?

How long a broken knuckle take to show bruising?

Depends: This varies from person to person. You may never see a bruise at all, or it may bruise almost immediately. Be sure to see your orthopedist for management of your fracture. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have a nasty bruise on my wrist starting to develop; how long will it take to begin to recede?

I have a nasty bruise on my wrist starting to develop; how long will it take to begin to recede?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more

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I recently snapped my bone in my arm, nerve got trapped and is badly bruised got a wrist drop how long for the nerve to repair ?

I recently snapped my bone in my arm, nerve got trapped and is badly bruised got a wrist drop how long for the nerve to repair ?

See a physiatrist: If the nerve is trapped (and not severed), it will take several months for it to return to normal. Physician therapy may help to maintain the integrity of the muscles in that arm during the recovery period ...Read more

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I injured my big toe three months ago at the gym kicking a punching bag. The toe nail is still very bruised but it doens't hurt. How much longer heals?

I injured my big toe three months ago at the gym kicking a punching bag. The toe nail is still very bruised but it doens't hurt. How much longer heals?

Bruised toenail: Bruising of the toenail after trauma can be cause from bleeding that occurs below the nail and is into the nail bed or skin under the nail. If the dry hematoma is attached to the nail, it will usually 'grow out' as the nail grows in length. This can take from 3 to 9 months. ...Read more

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I broke a fall with my hand. Thenar area is painful to touch and movement, with slight bruise. I type all day for work. How best to help heal?

I broke a fall with my hand. Thenar area is painful to touch and movement, with slight bruise. I type all day for work. How best to help heal?

Hand injury: A fall like this can break a hand bone with particular worries about the scaphoid bone. Be examined. Sometimes these need to be casted. You would be unable to type until it recovers. All the best. ...Read more

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Hand was injured swollen inside bruised now freezing cold can move fingers but ring finger doesn't want to go all the way up. Is it broken or nerves?

Hand was injured swollen inside bruised now freezing cold can move fingers but ring finger doesn't want to go all the way up. Is it broken or nerves?

Hand Injury: You need to seek medical care as soon as possible. There can be several reasons for your symptoms. This is not the forum to seek advice about those symptoms. See your primary care physician, an urgent care or the emergency for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I had a nurse who pushed phenergan (promethazine) in my hand and it burned so bad now my hand still feels bruised and my vein is hard. How long will this last?

I had a nurse who pushed phenergan (promethazine) in my hand and it burned so bad now my hand still feels bruised and my vein is hard. How long will this last?

Too long. Get seen!: One of phenergan's black box warnings is severe tissue injury to injected areas due to chemical irritation and tissue damage which causes burning, pain, thrombophlebitis (clots in little veins) and tissue death in the local area injected. If you still have a hard vein and the burning pain is continuing, you should have it checked out by a physician. Some cases need minor surgery to treat. ...Read more

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Is painful tingling and numbness on the top of my hand (in back of my 4th & 5th fingers) “normal progression” for a person who suffered a bruised ulnar nerve years ago?

Is painful tingling and numbness on the top of my hand (in back of my 4th & 5th fingers) “normal progression” for a person who suffered a bruised ulnar nerve years ago?

It could be for sure: You should visit a hand surgeon as you may have chronic irritation of the ulnar nerve in your elbow, cubital tunnel syndrome from compression of the ulnar nerve in your elbow affecting the fingers you mentioned. Ultimately an MRI maybe needed. ...Read more

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Can cold weather cause the skin on hands to peel/break/sting and sometimes bleed? Does it also make bruises heal slower?

Can cold weather cause the skin on hands to peel/break/sting and sometimes bleed? Does it also make bruises heal slower?

Cold weather: This first part answer is yes, second one also yes. Cold causes vasoconstriction resulting in decreased blood flow to skin, this is why the skin dries, cracks etc.. And bruises will take longer to heal. ...Read more

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I have been tired, hand and feet burning.I can't take any one touching me . Bruises on my body easy.I throw up all the time, unexplained fevers?

I have been tired, hand and feet burning.I can't take any one touching me . Bruises on my body easy.I throw up all the time, unexplained fevers?

See a doctor ASAP: This sounds quite serious and deserves a full detailed evaluation immediately. Make a list of all of your symptoms, the sequence in which they occurred, things to which they were associated, and document your temps and pulses (if possible) and take this with you to your doctor. Please go soon. Good luck and get better. ...Read more

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Deep cat scratch on palm 8 weeks ago. Still bruised and tingling. What can i do to heal faster?

Deep cat scratch on palm 8 weeks ago. Still bruised and tingling. What can i do to heal faster?

Cleaned and covered: Gosh not a lot more to do than local wound care. Do you smoke? Quit. Do not pick off the scab. Keep it moist and covered. You could try warm packs to improve the blood supply to the area. Make sure that it is not infected. Signs of infection are red, hot, swollen, tender to the touch and getting worse. I like neosporin or bacitricin for my wounds. Apply 2-3 times a day. ...Read more