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I think I sprained my hand? It's semi bruised and the index knuckle is tender. Should I place ice and wait in time, or is nontreatment a worse choice?

I think I sprained my hand? It's semi bruised and the index knuckle is tender. Should I place ice and wait in time, or is nontreatment a worse choice?

Get treatment: Ice is a great treatment for anytime that you have swelling. For your hand, I would place the entire hand in a bucket of ice water for 15-20min. Remove and repeat in 20-30min. This should decrease swelling and pain. In regards to not getting treatment, only a hands on exam/ XR can rule out a broken bone, which could get worse without appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hit hand between index & middle knuckle. Burst blood vessel? 50% of hand is bruised w/a knot between knuckles & very tender; should I b worried?

Hit hand between index & middle knuckle. Burst blood vessel? 50% of hand is bruised w/a knot between knuckles & very tender; should I b worried?

Not necessarily: Can you still bend and straighten your fingers? Any popping or catching? It many be only a bruise / contusion - if so should be improving within several days. If you have continued pain, loss of motion, or popping, seek evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have fluid I believe above my right knuckle its really soft and tender and I don't know why. What can be the cause its not that painful.

I have fluid I believe above my right knuckle its really soft and tender and I don't know why. What can be the cause its not that painful.

Possibly: Inflammation of the joint from arthritis or infection. Should get it checked out by your doctor. An xray may be helpful and ultrasound is often useful to look for fluid, small erosions suggesting arthritis, and increased blood flow to the joint as a result of inflammation. ...Read more

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My knuckle was pricked by a thistle plant thorn, and ever since then it has been painful and tender to touch. What should I do?!

Since when?: The infection of the small wound is not uncommon after this. Since I don't know the duration, if there is any redness, swelling and warmth to touch I would advise to have it checked by the doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen thumb knuckle that clicks & sore?

Swollen thumb knuckle that clicks & sore?

See MD: Definitely not normal. See an MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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My thumb has been swollen and it's on side of knuckle n hurts to bend it, been like this over a week, tender to touch?

My thumb has been swollen and it's on side of knuckle n hurts to bend it, been like this over a week, tender to touch?

Swollen thumb: Thumb swelling and tenderness suggests inflammation and/or infection unless you recently injured the thumb. Associated redness can be from infection or other inflammation. Inflammation would be helped by medications like Advil or Aleve. I recommend an evaluation by your physician or a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I stopped cracking my knuckles but throught out the day my finger feels really painful and sore. Why is this?

See details: You question is difficult to understand, The pain is unlikely to be related to either cracking knuckles or to stop cracking them. Have the finger evaluated if the pain is significant. ...Read more

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I stopped cracking my knuckles but throught out the day my finger feels really painful and sore. Why is this, should I be concerned?

No relation to pain: Cracking your knuckles has no relation to pain in the digits. The sound of knuckle cracking is the pop of a nitrogen bubble that develops in the joint. You should be evaluated by a hand specialist to determine the cause of your finger soreness. Many reasons other than knuckle cracking that may account for this soreness. ...Read more

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I have a swollen, stiff and sore knuckle. It is stiff to bend and sore. I did not do anything to injure it. Could this be from bowling?

I have a swollen, stiff and sore knuckle. It is stiff to bend and sore. I did not do anything to injure it. Could this be from bowling?

It's possible!: Depending on which knuckle is involved - if the knuckle that hurts is one that was supporting the wt of the ball the joint could be strained when the fingers leave the holes of the ball. Not very common, but possible. It is usually best treated by applying a cold pack for 20 min at a time, and resting the joint. See your doctor if the pain doesn't show signs of improvement in a few days. ...Read more

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I Punched a wall. Knuckles sore to touch, but its when I go to grip anything its painful and also the strength isn't as strong anymore. Is it broke?

I Punched a wall. Knuckles sore to touch, but its when I go to grip anything its painful and also the strength isn't as strong anymore. Is it broke?

Possibly: If this persists more than 24 hours see someone and stay away from. Walls they hurt you more than you can hurt them ...Read more

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Cut knuckle, not sure how deep, but looks bruised around cut opening and tender. Bleeding stopped after 1/2 hr. Butterfly suture enough?

Cut knuckle, not sure how deep, but looks bruised around cut opening and tender. Bleeding stopped after 1/2 hr. Butterfly suture enough?

Possibly not: The extensor tendons of the fingers are very superficial in the area of the knuckle and can be lacerated. Depending on the length of the wound, etc, it would be best to have it checked. The butterfly suture may not hold. ...Read more

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Hit my left knuckle on a doorknob really hard about a half hr ago I've been putting ice on it on &off but it's still a swollen, somewhat numb & sore?

Hit my left knuckle on a doorknob really hard about a half hr ago I've been putting ice on it on &off but it's still a swollen, somewhat numb & sore?

Can you bend: Your finger fully without pain? If so, there probably is no fracture. Continue to ice knuckle and followup with your Dr if not better in several days. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump between first and second knuckle of ring finger. Not sore. About a quarter inch. It's not on the knuckle. What is it?

I have a hard bump between first and second knuckle of ring finger. Not sore. About a quarter inch. It's not on the knuckle. What is it?

Few pissibilities: There are a few pissibilities. Could be a calcified lump or a cyst or fatty growth. The best thing is to see your doctor and consider removal ...Read more

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My knuckles on left hand mainly last3 over last week have been really sore and tender if I lift anything. On back of hand when I push it gently?

My knuckles on left hand mainly last3 over last week have been really sore and tender if I lift anything. On back of hand when I push it gently?

Inflammation: This sounds like an inflammatory process. I would advise seeing your primary care physician for an examination and if necessary proper blood testing. If this is not helpful, consider seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Hurt a knuckle years ago. As of last few months, the tendon over knuckle is swollen, sore, & it sometimes hurts to make fist/grip. How can I heal it?

Hurt a knuckle years ago. As of last few months, the tendon over knuckle is swollen, sore, & it sometimes hurts to make fist/grip. How can I heal it?

Knuckles. Can: Fractures and a late effect of a fracture maybe joint pain and irritation and even posttraumatic arthritis. Something else that can affect the tendon over knuckle is a small tear in the sagittal bands or joint capsule. Old ligament injuries can also affect a joint. For something like this A visit with a hand surgeon is likely one of the better options ...Read more

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29/f Woke up one morning with tender pointer finger tip. There is a hard knot on side of top knuckle, like bone. What could this be? Been over 3 weeks

29/f Woke up one morning with tender pointer finger tip. There is a hard knot on side of top knuckle, like bone. What could this be? Been over 3 weeks

IP joint ganglion: More likely it is a joint fluid extrusion, also known as a ganglion....A needle extraction and cortisone shot will probably take care of the problem. Otherwise it will become a surgical procedure ...Read more

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Odd... A couple hours ago my middle knuckle on my pinky fingers started aching. Now its swollen + tender to the touch. Any suggestions on how to treat?

Finger: You may have inadvertently injured it. I think the pain will disappear in time if necessary you can take an anti-inflammatory ...Read more

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I banged my knuckle really hard and 4th and 5th knuckle are dinted and fingers are stiff and really painful and is also sore and tingly do you think it's fractured or not?

I banged my knuckle really hard and 4th and 5th knuckle are dinted and fingers are stiff and really painful and is also sore and tingly do you think it's fractured or not?

Potentially: It is entirely possible. One of the more common fractures we see is a "boxers fracture" which is a fact ute of the fifth metacarpal neck and causes symptoms very similar to what you are describing. You may need to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Have a swollen sore index finger knuckle nand looks like the ligament is popn out what wrong?

Have a swollen sore index finger knuckle nand looks like the ligament is popn out what wrong?

Can't give answer: U need 2 c a hand surgeon 4 xam ; r-rays in order 2 have this answered. Aanswered. Also the description of where the swelling is, is not well described. ...Read more

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Why do I have knuckle pain in pinky finger? It is very tender near my knuckle. Hard to make a fist at times.

Variety of reasons: This can be the joint, the tendon, the ligament there are a variety of structures there. The most common reason is arthritis but we need more information. You can try wax paraffin bathes, isotonet gloves for comfort. Ask you physician what is safe for you to take ...Read more

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There are random pains in my toes, ankles, constant sore knees, and knuckles for days then go away. They also itch. What is wrong?

There are random pains in my toes, ankles, constant sore knees, and knuckles for days then go away. They also itch. What is wrong?

With these global-: -symptoms you need a complete work up. Best to start with your PCP and go from there. A good history as well as a hands on examination & possibly some lab tests are in order. ...Read more