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How To Treat A Bruised Hand
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Bruise muscle: Pain, tenderness and swelling in area of bruising. Movement of the area causes increasing pain, relieved by rest.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Swollen and bruised hand. No trauma. Cold to touch and numb. Painful for a week with no improvement of swelling or bruising.
Subungal hematoma: Abrise under the nail is called subungal hematoma and can be very painful as there is collection of blood under the nail and there is no outlet. Nail looks black and blue. If there is not much pain than the blood will eventually get absorped in your body by itself and needs no treatment but if there is intense pain than a hole is drilled through the nail to relieve the pressure.
I punched a wall a few times and my knuckle is very swollen and bruised. I can still see my knuckle when I make a fist. How should I treat it?
Have it evaluated: Punching anything is dangerous and puts you at risk of a fracture of the hand (called a Boxer's fracture). You might have also embedded material from the wall into your skin or deeper tissues. This can result in a serious infection.
I fell and hurt my thumb its bruised and swollen I can move it but it hurts to grip things and my wrist is a bit sore to what should I do to treat it?
I have bruised my big toe nail playing squash. How can I treat this and what should I do to protect it when playing squash again?
Accidents happen: If there is blood under toenail and it hurts, a foot doc can drain it for you. If there is no pain, don't worry about it.See 2 more doctor answers
On the top of my hand there was a red mark/bump. I treated it like a wart became tender to touch so I stopped. Now its flat, pink, and scabby looking?
Rule out skin cancer: Any skin lesion first you have to rule out it is not a skin cancer and they are all curable in early stages, please see your doctor make sure it is a benign lesion and decide what you want to do.
10 days ago wrist corrective & CTR surgery. Near thumb top Red bruise, Bruise color Red not change till now Normal? Can treat bruise by tight bandage?
No,: A tight bandage will not treat a bruise
I stubbed my pinky toe and its very bruised, swollen and has a burning sensation. Should I get it checked out by a doctor or just treat it at home?
Being tested/treated for C6 Cervical radiculopathy. Woke up today with pain today in entire arm (stemming from tricep?). Numb thumb. Can't bend arm without pain. Small bruise on arm. No position is comfortable. How to correctly diagnose? Frustrated.
Nerve root irritatio: See your physician for treatmentGet a more detailed answer ›
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.
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.
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