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Index Finger Swollen
Accidently punched the wall last night. Swelled immediately. Index finger swollen. Pain in entire hand. Hurts to move. Blue swollen line down palm.
Index finger swollen, hard to bend. blisters form and pain goes up my hand and arm. been to the ER took antibiotics and it returned. what to do?
You need to see rheu: You need to see a rheumatologist, get a correct dose. It it is infection in the tendons you are going to need more vigorous treatment. This can be dangerous ...Read more
See your doctor : It's not unusual to have swelling and stiffness of your finger three weeks after a laceration, depending on the injury. However, if you don't get the finger moving soon, you may develop stiffness of the joints and the tendons in your finger. You should see a hand specialist, who will make sure you don't have any additional injuries and will likely refer you to a hand therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call your doctor: If you had a nerve test done for hand numbness, like carpal tunnel, and you are now worse than before the test you should call your doctor. Sometimes the nerve test will seemingly make things worse for a few days after the test. If the needle part of the nerve test was done it is possible that you have an infection although that is extremely rare. Ice , advil or aleve. If not better call doc. ...Read more
Possible Infection: A finger that is swollen and numb should be urgently evaluated in-person by a clinician for evidence of infection. An infected finger would typically present as warm and swollen, and because of increased pressure from the swelling, possibly have less sensation. Suggest removing any rings on the affected finger and an in-person clinical evaluation at your earliest convenience. ...Read more
My index finger is swollen and has been hurting for over about 7 days now. I have been able to move and bend it but it hurts and swollen.?
Infrection or Trauma: If the problem has been there for seven days i would advise having it looked at by a physcian. Trauma , infection are possible and without knowing anything that caused this you would worry about compromise of blood flow it should be seen abd possibly xrayed to get the proper treatment. ...Read more
My index finger is swollen and i don't know why i've been putting ice on it but it doesn't seem to work and i haven't gone to the doctor yet?
This morning I found a painful bite on my right index finger(heavily swollen, purple. 5 hours later, my entire finger is numb, and painful. Help!
Get seen...: You need to be evaluated to check for a possible infection after a possible insect bite. Redness and pain is an indicator of infection and/or inflammation. However, this might require antibiotic treatment in order to get better. IF able please try to see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
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