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My Fingernail Hurts
? trigger finger: Pain when bending the thumb is usually do to a slight swelling of the tendon that bends the thumb. This tendon must slide through a tunnel at the base of the thumb and the swollen tendon does not slide easily and can get stuck. This can be treated with a splint the limits motion, anti-inflammatory meds, or more commonly a cortisone injection. Surgery to release the tunnel is occasionally needed. ...Read more
I hurt my knuckle on my fingers started turning purple my knuckle feels fine why is my fingers turning purple?
Finger burn with: hurting wrist. It MAY be that you are compensating for the temporary loss of use of your finger by holding your wrist in an unusual position causing strain. Please see your doc to have your wrist examined. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Blood : Ubroke a small vessel in ur contusion (bruise)...It goes from black/blue/purple to yellowish to normal. ...Read more
Cavity or recession: receding gums will expose new,root surface that is not protected by enamel, this is a result of gum disease or zealous aggressive brushing. Abrasion and or cervical caries can cause the same thing, it is best to see a dentist to get to the bottom of his issue as the recession or abrasion will keep going and cause additional damage to the hole tooth and may be adjacent teeth as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Underneath my middle finger nail is yellow and when I press on my finger it hurts really bad. What is that?
My finger on my left hand, really hurts. It's swollen, i can't bend it without it hurting. It's throbbing continually. There is nothing in my finger.
Possible dislocation: You may have dislocated your finger or even broken it. You should have a doctor look at it so that they can further help you :]. ...Read more
It depends: A finger may hurt because of arthritis, a small ganglion cyst, or trigger finger (tendinitis). It depends where it hurts, but a steroid injection can be very effective if rest or using warmth/cold or anti- inflammatory drugs don't work. If it keeps hurting you you may want to see a doctor and get an x-ray. ...Read more
GET SEEN=infection: The cardinal signs of infection: swelling/pain/redness/warmth so if your finger laceration (cut) happened about 3-5 days ago then the timing is right to develop a cellulitis (skin indection). Hand cellulitis is serious so it is time to get seen. You may need I.V. Antibiotics for proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My arm hurts and when i move my middle finger it hurts i cant lift anything its pulling and the top part of my left arm really hurts?
I have a bump on my finger and when i press on it, my whole finger feels weird. Kinda hurt and itchy?
Suggest: sending a pic of the bump and discussing with the Healthtap doctor on call. ...Read more
Yesterday I dropped a plate on my big toe and it straight down landed below my toe nail where it ends. It's bruised,cut & swollen. What should I do?
Traumatized toe: You should see a doctor. With a cut at the end of the nail, it could easily become infected. If it is only a superficial cut, be sure to wash it good (assume you already did that) and apply an antibiotic cream. It is looks "bad" you should have it checked by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Finger swelling: After a laceration may mean an infection, pain with motion. Swelling that seems beyond the cut, the feeling that the finger is bent or can't straighten are some signs that an infection is occurring and that an area of the tendon is involved, even i'd it is just a local red wound one should seek medical attention as finger infections can spread quickly and affect finger motion long term. ...Read more
I have a reddish whiteish bump beside my finger nail on my skin. It hurts when i touch it. What is it?!
See an orthopedist: You should have it evaluated to rule out nerve entrapment problems involving the ulnar nerve in guyons canal, ligament or tendon inflammation/strains/tears or even subtle fractures. Basic treatment consists of resting, use of a over the counter wrist splint, avoidance of painful activities, icing especially if re- irritated by ongoing activity, and use of anti-inflammatories. ...Read more
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