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My bottom knuckle on my thumb hurts when I bend my thumb?

My bottom knuckle on my thumb hurts when I bend my thumb?

? 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

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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My index finger really hurts around my nail, why?

My index finger really hurts around my nail, why?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I burned my pointer finger and now my wrist hurts, why?

I burned my pointer finger and now my wrist hurts, why?

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

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I hit my hand against something, my finger and thumb turned purple, why?

I hit my hand against something, my finger and thumb turned purple, why?

Blood : Ubroke a small vessel in ur contusion (bruise)...It goes from black/blue/purple to yellowish to normal. ...Read more

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My tooth hurts when i gently scratch it with my nail?

My tooth hurts when i gently scratch it with my nail?

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 more

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Underneath my middle finger nail is yellow and when I press on my finger it hurts really bad. What is that?

Underneath my middle finger nail is yellow and when I press on my finger it hurts really bad. What is that?

Infection: You probalby have an infection of the nail bed called paronychia. This causes pus to accumulate at the nail root and it hurts due to pressure. You will need antibiotics and also the nail may need to be lifted to allow drainage. ...Read more

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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.

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

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My right index finger hurts. I feel a sharp pain?

My right index finger hurts. I feel a sharp pain?

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

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I cut my finger now my hand is swollen?

I cut my finger now my hand is swollen?

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 more

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Why is my ring finger on my left hand hurting?

Why is my ring finger on my left hand hurting?

See details: There are several possible causes including tendinitis, arthritis or post-traumatic issues. Have you seen an orthopedist, rheumatologist or hand surgeon? Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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My thumb hurts when I put back pressure on it?

My thumb hurts when I put back pressure on it?

Arthritis: The most common cause of thumb pain is arthritis at the base of the thumb. This can be treated with splinting, injections or surgery depending on the severity. ...Read more

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I accidentally jammed a small wire right into the area below my pinkie, now it hurts to move my pinkie finger?

Finger hurts: You say you jabbed your finger with a wire and now it hurts. Well, my o my! The wire opened a passage from outside of the body to the inside, a possible route for infection. Also, the wire could have penetrated the underlying bone. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I cut my finger now my hand is swollen, help?

I cut my finger now my hand is swollen, help?

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

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My left palm by my pinky started hurting. Why?

My left palm by my pinky started hurting. Why?

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