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I hurt my finger at football, now it's numb above the injury. What could be wrong?

I hurt my finger at football, now it's numb above the injury. What could be wrong?

Swelling: This sounds like swelling above the initial site of the injury. This could be from a number of conditions. Try some nsaids and if this does not improve the condition talk to your local provider.

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My son has come home saying that his finger got bent back and kicked whilst playing football. It is slightly swollen but not discoloured. Is it broke?

My son has come home saying that his finger got bent back and kicked whilst playing football. It is slightly swollen but not discoloured. Is it broke?

Hyperextended: He may have hyperextended it. If you see his range of motion is limited you might get an x-ray. Use cold compresses to reduce swelling.

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I think I have a mallet finger from playing football. What should I do?

I think I have a mallet finger from playing football. What should I do?

Orthopedic hand MD.: See an orthopedic specialist who focuses on hand and finger. You may require surgery, depending on what the specialist determines.

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I was hit on my right index finger with a football this morning. It is still numb?

I was hit on my right index finger with a football this morning. It is still numb?

Probably jammed it: Same thing as a sprain. Think of a sprained ankle. Any movable joint is subject to being sprained if you bend it too far. Get a finger cot at pharmacy if it doesn't look too bad. As swelling goes down the numbness will resolve too.

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I sprinted my finger 4 days ago it's still kinda sore and very swollen, I have football game on Thursday of next week I was wondering if it is safe.

I sprinted my finger 4 days ago it's still kinda sore and very swollen, I have football game on Thursday of next week I was wondering if it is safe.

Not: Quite. It is safer to allow sprains or strains enough rest time to heal to prevent further injury or delay healing. May be 2 weeks if pain and swelling resolved

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Can I still play football with a broken finger?

Can I still play football with a broken finger?

POssibly, it depend: Upon the type, location and severity of the injury. But don't do what one division 2 player did a few years ago, he chose amputation to get back into the game sooner rather than surgery for a fracture http://usatoday30.Usatoday. Com/sports/college/football/2008-10-13-wikre-pinky_n.Htm.

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My son broke his finger. H e will require pins in it. Can the finger be casted and allow him to play football.

My son broke his finger. H e will require pins in it. Can the finger be casted and allow him to play football.

No: Allow the finger to heal first. It is likely in addition to the pins, he will have a cast. It is difficult to see a talented kid sitting out because of a fractured finger. Talk to his orthopedic doctor or his plastic surgeon for advice. Make sure the finger is well healed before returning to contact sports.

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2 yrs ago I injured my left ring finger playing flag football and it never straightened out, can an osteotomy still be done?

2 yrs ago I injured my left ring finger playing flag football and it never straightened out, can an osteotomy still be done?

It depends: Finger deformity after an injury can be a boney malunion, a soft tissue problem only or a combination of the two. Osteotomy will help a malunion but not fix the problem if it is purely a soft tissue problem (mallet finger, swan neck deformity, etc.). If the diagnosis is malunion then an osteotomy can usually be performed. If the injury is in the joint then the problem is much more complex.

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I played football 2 or 3 weeks ago and tweaked my ring finger. Now it bothers me when I type. Not sure if its just a spraign or something worse?

I played football 2 or 3 weeks ago and tweaked my ring finger. Now it bothers me when I type. Not sure if its just a spraign or something worse?

Suggest exam/ xray: If your finger is still giving you problems after 3 weeks I would suggest an exam and possible xray you may have a small fracture or possible tendon or ligamentous injury.

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Swollen finger after catching football awkwardly. Two months ago. Swelling improved over 1st month but finger still sore. Does it take weeks/months?

Swollen finger after catching football awkwardly. Two months ago. Swelling improved over 1st month but finger still sore. Does it take weeks/months?

Fracture healing: If you broke the finger, it could definitely still be sore. Bones take 6 weeks to heal, typically. If it wasn't splinted all that time, it will take longer. If it was a soft-tissue injury, like a ligament/tendon injury, that could be tender for several weeks as well. It would be a good idea to see a doctor if you are having trouble with your range of motion. Good luck.

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The middle knuckle on my middle finger has been swollen for over two months; should I do anything about it? I jammed it when trying to catch a football. The entire finger got really swollen and purple, but it went away after a day or two. The knuckle ho

As: As noted, you need an proper examination and plain xrays. The possiblities include a fracture of the metacarpal bone underneath that joint or perhaps ligament injuries (either structures called collateral ligaments or saggital hood). Many of these things can be treated easily if diagnosed early -.

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A few months ago I jammed my middle finger catching a football incorrectly. I was cracking my knuckles resently and had an intense pain in that spot?

A few months ago I jammed my middle finger catching a football incorrectly. I was cracking my knuckles resently and had an intense pain in that spot?

X-rays: Hi! Injuries like this can sometimes cause small fractures (broken bones), torn/strained tendons, or torn/sprained ligaments. X-rays are a good first step, and a primary care physician (either here on HealthTap or in person) can help arrange that for you.

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Hi, went to a football game it was around 48 degree and my fingers were so cold my nails turned blue with gloves and my feet went numb and got heavy?

Hi, went to a football game it was around 48 degree and my fingers were so cold my nails turned blue with gloves and my feet went numb and got heavy?

This may be raynaud's syndrome.: Raynaud's may cause vasoconstriction of the artery in response to cold. When it warms up you may have some discomfort as well. This can occur in response a cold or emotional stress. It may be a symptom of underlying connective tissue disease and warrants further evaluation.

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