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I Cant Bend My Finger
I cut my finger a month ago, now I can't bend my finger all the way otherwise it will stay stuck and its very painfull.What can it be?
Tendon injury: See a hand surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I can't bend my fingers normally because the joints closest to my fingertips lock up. Why is this?
When I wake up, my hands are swollen, in extreme pain, and I can't bend my fingers. I shuffle my legs. Pain, stiffness and hard to bend knees.
Broke my finger just below top knuckle. had surgery with pins in. took pins out and now after 1 year i still can't bend my finger. help!
I can't bend my left middle finger all the way down (can't make a fist). How can I cure this or how does it heal?
Hand problem: This requires evaluation by a physician and may be the result of many things, including trauma, infection, gout, or other arthritic conditions. Particularly if this is your dominant hand, you need an examination, and there is no "self cure" or other "healing. If the problem appears to be tendon sheath related, a hand surgeon should be consulted. ...Read more
I jammed my finger about a week ago. There is still some bruising and swelling in it. I can't bend or straighten my finger. What is wrong?
Get XRAY done:
Call your DR.
Get an apt
Get XRAY done.
If there is a fx, it is important to have the correct splinting done NOW> ...Read more
I jammed my finger about a week ago. There is still some bruising and swelling in it. I can't bend or straighten my finger all the way. What is wrong?
Had a massage done 3 days ago. Then the next day my right hand inside the palm below little finger started having lots of pain. Cant bend my finger. ?
My right index finger was hit by a basketball, it was swollen for a week, now its better but still cant bend it all the way after 3 weeks. Suggestion?
90% sure i tore my volar plate.Dr said it was not broken and did nothing.I cant bend finger all the way and im worried about healing. What should I do?
Second opinion: It sounds like you are not comfortable with the evaluation and treatment you got from the first doctor, so I would not hesitate to seek a second opinion. Make sure you have all your questions answered to your satisfaction and that you understand and agree with the treatment plan. Volar plate injuries are usually associated with extension to the finger. ...Read more
I lifted something heavy today at work my wrist popped on the side where my pinking finger is at the bend an its swollen cant pick anything up heavy
Wrist pain: This may be an acute strain/sprain. If you do not have any contraindications to NSAIDS (i.e., allergy to aspirin, history of bleeding gastric ulcers, etc) then a trial of ibuprofen (according to package instructions ) and ice to the area is reasonable. If after 72 hours, the area has not improved, I would then seek medical attention. ...Read more
I injured my finger 7 weeks ago and it still hurts is swollen had a lump on the inside and i cant bend it as far as my other fingers what should i do
Usually normal...: Depending on the mechanism of injury (or how you hurt it), the findings may be normal. For example, jamming your finger while catching a football or basketball can cause injury to the ligamentous structures around the joints causing swelling, stiffness and pain. Symptoms should usually resolve within 6-8 weeks. If symptoms persist with minimal resolution, seek help from your primary doc. ...Read more
65y Male. Swelling in 1 hand since a month, went away for few days but came back, painful, cant bend fingers. No injury. What could it be?
Hard to say without : examining it...I would suggest to start by getting and X-ray ...Read more
I sprained my 4th finger and i cant bend it all the way and its crooked. I got an xray and its not broken. Should i go back to MD or wait?
If there is a change: Since your finger has changed you need to see your physiciasn or even see a hand surgeon. Early X-rays may not see a fracture. This could be a damaged tendon or a damaged ligament or damaged lumbricals. This needs to be fixed now or it could lead to a permanent change ...Read more
What does it mean when your finger joint feels out of place and you cant really bend it. Also, got an xray and they said they is no evidence of an acute injury.
Ligament injury: It's unlikely a joint dislocation although I've seen plenty of patients with "normal" X-rays who have significant joint injury. I recommend you see an orthopedist or Hand specialist asap. The hand is intolerant of injury and missed problems can really leave lifelong problems. ...Read more
My index finger is swollen and painful I cant bend it much had x Ray was fine sometimes the finger looks purple supposed to have mri should I getdone?
Specialist: If you are not seeing a orthopedic hand specialist, I would do that. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely determine the cause. It is just that am MRI of a swollen finger is not usually real helpful as it can be nonspecific. So, unless it was ordered by a hand specialist, I would probably start there. ...Read more
Is my finger broken? A basketball hit it. A day later its stiff, cant bend all the way, swollen, bruised, dull pain, and tender on knuckle, sharpish pain when bending.
X-ray?: The only way to know for sure is X-ray. That being said fractures are usually created by mechanism of force. A basketball hitting your finger under normal speed and force should not fracture a finger. Rest Ice elevation and gentle mobilization will likely reveal that this has been a sprain at worst. Taping finger to its neighbor may provide comfort. ...Read more
Hit finger straight on by basketball HARD. today its swollen, cant bend all the way, stiff, achey, tender on knuckle, sharp pain when bent &bruised ?
Hi my friend hit her hand of a wall a week ago Her last 3 fingers are swollen and bruised Also her knuckles look sunk she cant bend her fingers.Help?
Fracture: Help? On the internet? This is one of the most common causes of a broken hand. Your friend needs an X-ray. ...Read more
Radius ulnar fracture in cast near 6 weeks no pain now.But why only fingers still swell & finger join pain when touch? why fingers 1st section cant bend
K wire: Your doctor, who put the k-wire in, typically will supplement the k-wire with some form of immobilization that will protect both the k wire and the healing bone/joint. Typically the parts that are left out of the immobilization are ok to bend, but up to a point as you don't want to loosen the immobilization, get sweaty, loosen the pin etc.. Always best to check with your doctor who knows your case. ...Read more
Female, 27 years old, I cant move my fingers start from morning sometimes till evening..what could it be?
Arthritis: resulting in inflammation in the joints can make it painful and/or difficult to move joints. Your symptoms sound severe if you are having difficulty moving your fingers all day. Evaluation by a rheumatologist, specialist in arthritis, may be helpful in determining the cause of your problems and preventing worsening of the condition and resulting deformity or disability. ...Read more
I have pain in the bottom of both my two middle fingers. it hurts to straightened, or bend , or do anything for that matter?
How did u: hurt both of those joints? Have u been flipping off a lot of people?!Seriously,if you are having "symmetric" arthritis(i.e. Both shoulders or both wrists,or both middle finger joints) this could be the beginning of an Autoimmune type of arthritis.If redness and swelling acompany the symmetric arthritis,go show ur doc. ...Read more
Should I go get my finger checked I got it slammed in a locker now it hurts to bend it and it swelled up. Could it be broken or just jammed?
Broken: if it is swollen and you can't bend it, it may be broken. see a doctor. ...Read more
Two of my fingers got crazy suddleny... They started to feel like an short-circuit everytime I bend or rotate them... What seems to be the problem?
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