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Doctor insights on: How To Heal A Bruised Hand

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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What's the fasted way to heal you finger nail bruise?

What's the fasted way to heal you finger nail bruise?

Can't speed it up: Unfortunately you can't speed-up the bodies healing process
however if your injury is acute draining the blood from under the nail will relieve some of the pain
this procedure can be performed at any emergency room or doctors office. ...Read more

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How to heal bruising infection palm due to tissue injury?

How to heal bruising infection palm due to tissue injury?

Tissue tells: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications for the first 24hrs. ...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 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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I was pushing something with my thumb. This broke the nail. It is bruised, swollen, throbbing and started oozing. What will help it heal?

I was pushing something with my thumb. This broke the nail. It is bruised, swollen, throbbing and started oozing. What will help it heal?

See below: From your description it appears that an infection has set in. Most of those infections are caused by skin bacteria. Levofloxacin 500 mg once a day should clear it. Fortunately the drug has become affordable (average cost of 10 tablets is now $ 8.00). A prescription is however, needed. If you do not start to show an improvement in 3 days then your MD perhaps will order appropriate tests ...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 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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Hand is hot and very red and feels like it has been bruised?

Hand is hot and very red and feels like it has been bruised?

Red, Swollen Hand: This is difficult to answer without getting more history and being able to examine your hand. You need to be evaluated immediately by a physician to make sure you don't have an infection, etc. ...Read more

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How do I know if my hand is sprained, broken, or just bruised?

How do I know if my hand is sprained, broken, or just bruised?

Get an X-ray: Go see an orthopedic surgeon, who can examine you hand as well as take an x-ray to determine if there is a broken bone. ...Read more

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I was boxing and hit the wrong way. Now the side of my hand is bruised and swollen. What should I do?

I was boxing and hit the wrong way. Now the side of my hand is bruised and swollen. What should I do?

Xray?: You mean the side with your pinky? The pinky is commonly fractured when a punch does not land properly and was previously known as a boxer's fracture. The fifth finger fracture is a little bit more forgiving than fractures of the other digits, but if having a lot of pain or can feel a deformity or crunching it is best to get an x ray and treatment. ...Read more

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I have spots in my hands, in my left even more like a bruise but painless. Is it dangerous? What is it?

I have spots in my hands, in my left even more like a bruise but painless. Is it dangerous? What is it?

Exam needed: Without examining you there is no way to make a diagnosis. See your physician or a dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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About a week ago I had surgery, they but an IV in my hand, and I got a bruise it still hasn't gotten off! Is this normal?

About a week ago I had surgery, they but an IV in my hand, and I got a bruise it still hasn't gotten off! Is this normal?

It will go away: Some time this will take some time to go away as long does not bother nor have any redness and swelling I believe you will be okay. ...Read more