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I got into a fight and threw a punch. My fingers still hurt. What can I do?

I got into a fight and threw a punch. My fingers still hurt. What can I do?

X-ray check: You could have a boxer's fracture or dislocation or many other potential problems. This is best deternined during an examination by an experienced physician. ...Read more

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I punched wrong and my index finger really hurts my dad can't be bothers to take me to the hospital is it fractured?

I punched wrong and my index finger really hurts my dad can't be bothers to take me to the hospital is it fractured?

Possibly: It sounds like you had a sufficient mechanism of injury to cause a fracture. If you are having severe pain, I would definitely be seen for an exam and X-ray. Some towns do have urgent care or "walk in" clinics that may be more convenient to your father than the hospital. I would definitely get someone to take you to be seen. ...Read more

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So last night I had punched my dads door, and now my pinky and ring finger, hurt. My ring finger pops when I make a fist.

So last night I had punched my dads door, and now my pinky and ring finger, hurt. My ring finger pops when I make a fist.

Fracture?: You could have a fracture or have injured a ligament. If it persists I would see your MD to have xray. ...Read more

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I punched a wall and now the knuckle of my ring finger hurts and I when I try to bend it or stretch it, it hurts as well.

I punched a wall and now the knuckle of my ring finger hurts and I when I try to bend it or stretch it, it hurts as well.

Sounds: Like you need two things

A hand x ray (to rule out a small fracture)

An Anger Management Course

Sounds like you "lost it".....BE WELL! ...Read more

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I punched a wall, and my hand has been swollen for 5 days. It hurts bad to move my pinky but the other fingers are fine. What should I do?

I punched a wall, and my hand has been swollen for 5 days. It hurts bad to move my pinky but the other fingers are fine. What should I do?

See your doctor: Punching a hard object can cause something called a "Boxer's Fracture", which is a fracture of the bone in between the wrist and the pink finger. Boxer's fracture is diagnosed by a physician and via an Xray and treated a splint or a cast. ...Read more

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I punched a wall, and now my knuckles hurt, when I lift my middle finger it feels odd. And when I rub it it feels and sounds... Scratchy?

I punched a wall, and now my knuckles hurt, when I lift my middle finger it feels odd. And when I rub it it feels and sounds... Scratchy?

Ice and xray: If you did this within 48 hours apply an ice pack (20 min on and 20 min off)
if you did this two days ago try moist heat.
See a doctor for an xray to rule out fracture of bone and tendon damage...And quit punching walls ;). ...Read more

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I have punched someone and my right side of my right hand hurts it's painful to grasp things and it hurts when I move my finger also very painful?

I have punched someone and my right side of my right hand hurts it's painful to grasp things and it hurts when I move my finger also very painful?

See DR: You may have just bruised the hand, or you might have a undisplaced fracture.


Only way to tell is with an xray.

Next time punch a pillow, it will give you psychological relief without the patin. ...Read more

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2 days ago I started punching things & my middle finger knuckle is bigger than usual & the side is swollen. And it hurts to use my hand. Is it broken?

2 days ago I started punching things & my middle finger knuckle is bigger than usual & the side is swollen. And it hurts to use my hand. Is it broken?

Possibly: The only way to know for sure is to have it x-rayed. Have it checked out as soon as possible, because if it is broken, you want to make sure it heals correctly. If it heals incorrectly, it could affect the use of your hand in the future. ...Read more

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I punched my hand on a metal cart and a wall a few days ago, my ring finger and pinky hurt alot as well as my knuckles. My hand is swollen. What should I do?

I punched my hand on a metal cart and a wall a few days ago, my ring finger and pinky hurt alot as well as my knuckles. My hand is swollen. What should I do?

Get an x ray: It is very possible that you have fractured a finger. You need medical attention with x rays to determine the level of injury ...Read more

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I punched a wall and my whole hand hurts and I can see some bruising. It hurts to extend my middle finger a lot. What do I do.?

I punched a wall and my whole hand hurts and I can see some bruising. It hurts to extend my middle finger a lot. What do I do.?

Get it checked: Punching walls can cause fractures of the bones of the hand. The most common one is just below the little finger - called a Boxer's Fracture. I would assume you have a broken bone until your MD clears you. Keep the hand elevated - don't punch anything anymore - and see your doctor or Urgent Care Clinic for exam and possible xray. ...Read more

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My daughter punched a wall and the knuckle is depressed and she has lots of pain! There is swelling and bruising. This is in the pinky finger.

My daughter punched a wall and the knuckle is depressed and she has lots of pain! There is swelling and bruising. This is in the pinky finger.

Finger pain: And swelling & bruising. Your daughter needs to get her finger x-rayed to make sure nothing is broken. If it is and it heals out of alignment she can have trouble w/it for life. I know we loose our temper, but constructive anger vs. Distructive anger is what we need to choose to work toward. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to do for a bump & redness on pinky finger at top joint after a punch?

X-ray: Go get your finger an X-ray of your finger to see if there is a fracture. Additionally, there may be an infection at the site of the fracture. This needs to be done right away as this can be very serious. ...Read more

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Why does my sholder all the way down to my fingers feel like I have been punched so hard in the arm. It is paicanl. Even in my leg. 1 side?

Why does my sholder all the way down to my fingers feel like I have been punched so hard in the arm. It is paicanl. Even in my leg. 1 side?

Go to the Doctor: Your question is the very definition of when the internet must be turned off and in person medical care sought urgently. Please go see your family physician to figure this out. You are in severe pain. ...Read more

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Punched a wall. I'm sore and bluish between my pinky and ring finger bones. Is serious?

Punched a wall. I'm sore and bluish between my pinky and ring finger bones. Is serious?

Maybe: If it stays sore and painful and there is less motion in the fingers after a couple of days I would recommend getting an x-ray. ...Read more

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Got jumped by two men so I defended my self. Punched the guy now my 4th finger next to my pinky s knuckle is pushed back what to do?

Got jumped by two men so I defended my self. Punched the guy now my 4th finger next to my pinky s knuckle is pushed back what to do?

Go to the doctor: Go to the doctor, get an x-ray. See if you have a "Boxer's fracture" or a dislocation. If you have a "fight bite, " which is a cut over your knuckle from the other guy's teeth, you may need antibiotics too. ...Read more

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My pointer finger and middle finger knuckle is in pain. When I slightly bend them or even when a move my wrist. I was punching my bag not to long ago?

My pointer finger and middle finger knuckle is in pain. When I slightly bend them or even when a move my wrist. I was punching my bag not to long ago?

Contusion: Sounds like probably a contusion and/or sprain. Rest, ice, and elevate the fingers, and of course avoid the punching bag until you improve. If pain is severe or persists, then of course see a physician to have x-rays done. ...Read more

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I was punching the wall and my middle and ring fingers are somewhat swollen and red but I have full range of motion in my fingers should I be worried?

I was punching the wall and my middle and ring fingers are somewhat swollen and red but I have full range of motion in my fingers should I be worried?

About your wall?: It will forgive you. Meanwhile, put cold compress on knuckles and see if swelling / redness go down. If they do and ranging fingers does not hurt, then got lucky. If starts to hurt to move, chance of "Boxer's fracture" and might need xray. ...Read more

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I punched a wall and im not sure if my middle finger or knuckle is broken, how do I know? And how do I tell my parents about it

I punched a wall and im not sure if my middle finger or knuckle is broken, how do I know? And how do I tell my parents about it

Hand bruise: As you think about things--make sure ice is applied as much as possible over the first 48 hours.
if pain and swelling persists--you will need an xray.
if the middle finger appears straight and not deviated--treatment would be buddy taping to the closest finger.
Tell your parents early on rather than late. You will feel glad you confessed your mistake ...Read more

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23yr old. Smoker. Family history of heart problems. Pain in left side chest like someone punching. Tingling in left fingers. Should I be worried?

23yr old. Smoker. Family history of heart problems. Pain in left side chest like someone punching. Tingling in left fingers. Should I be worried?

No and yes: You almost certainly don't need to be worried that you׳re having a heart attack. About your smoking? That you definitely need to worry about. It's absurdly easy to die of complications of smoking, and at a much younger age than you'd prefer. And even if you're not old when you go, you'll LOOK old because of what the smoking will do to your skin. Do tell your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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A teeth of dog (vaccinated one yr before) punched me in ring finger. I washed the wound immediately and put TT and Rabivax (within a hour). Is that Ok?

A teeth of dog (vaccinated one yr before) punched me in ring finger. I washed the wound immediately and put TT and Rabivax (within a hour). Is that Ok?

Watch: Closely for any signs of infection. Redness swelling increased pain. Any changes see a doctor ASAP. Also make sure your immunizations are up to date. ...Read more

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Please help me I recently got punched in the mouth and one of my front tooth started to wiggle a little bit when I put my finger on it due to the pain?

Please help me I recently got punched in the mouth and one of my front tooth started to wiggle a little bit when I put my finger on it due to the pain?

Pain + mobility: Damage may be readily heal able soft tissue, like the ligament that holds the tooth in place, or it may be hard tissue fracture, such as tooth root or bone. Please see your Dentist for examination/x-ray's to determine extent of trauma and Rx, which may include observation, splinting, analgesics, anti-inflammatories, diet modification, occlusal adjustment, pulp pal Rx, etc. ...Read more

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I punched a tree, and now my middle finger knuckle is painful and swollen when moving. Thsi happended yeterday night.

I punched a tree, and now my middle finger knuckle is painful and swollen when moving. Thsi happended yeterday night.

X-ray: Your doc can see that your get an x-ray and treatment as needed. It would be good for you to get this checked out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I punched a wall about 5 days ago. It used to be swollen but it isn't any longer. I just lack grip in my hand. My pinky and ring finger are unusable.

I punched a wall about 5 days ago. It used to be swollen but it isn't any longer. I just lack grip in my hand. My pinky and ring finger are unusable.

Be seen asap: Hands are so vital to are day to day activities and are often taken for granted. You do not want any limitation in your hand so be seen to make sure everything is healing right and that you don't need a hand specialist. ...Read more

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I punched something last night now my hand and fingers bruised and makes girding sound when I squeeze my hand. Broke?

I punched something last night now my hand and fingers bruised and makes girding sound when I squeeze my hand. Broke?

Its possible, but if: You can move all your fingers and bend and extend them fully, it is less likely. Get an xray of your hand and see. You may have a broken knuckle. ...Read more

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Hi, this past tuesday evening I punched a wooden beam. Now the top of my hand is swollen when I push down on the swollen part, which is the entire top of my right hand and you can't see my pinkie and ring finger knuckles because of the puffiness, it doesn

Hi, this past tuesday evening I punched a wooden beam. Now the top of my hand is swollen when I push down on the swollen part, which is the entire top of my right hand and you can't see my pinkie and ring finger knuckles because of the puffiness, it doesn

Yep.: Yep. You probably have what's called a boxer's fracture. It most commonly occurs not in boxers but in people who have punched walls or wooden beams. What's likely broken in the bone that connects your pinkie finger to your wrist, and possibly also the one next to it. If so, you need a cast. If you don't treat it, you could wind up with a permanent deformity in your hand. ...Read more

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Why can't I straighten my finger after a punching injury if there is no fracture? It stays bent and knuckle seems pushed back. X-ray read normal.

Why can't I straighten my finger after a punching injury if there is no fracture? It stays bent and knuckle seems pushed back. X-ray read normal.

You may have: An injury to the extensor tendon ("mallet finger"). You may require splinting to avoid deformity and loss of function, so you need to see your doc or an orthopedic surgeon for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Punched glass, the swelling has gone down some. I can feel a little bump on my 4th metacarpal on my ring finger. Finger & knuckle-wrist is real sore?

Punched glass, the swelling has gone down some. I can feel a little bump on my 4th metacarpal on my ring finger. Finger & knuckle-wrist is real sore?

Be seen: I would recommend being seen and having an X-ray. There is something called a "boxers fracture" that can be caused by striking something with a closed fist. The "bump" you are describing could be a displaced fracture which might require reduction for a good result. ...Read more