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Pain Under Thumb Nail
Infection/allergy?: This is a very unusual symptom, in fact i don't think i've ever had a patient with this problem! i did some research- the most likely cause is a fungal infection under the nail, a common problem that is usually not itchy, but the nail should look thick, distorted or discolored. It might also be a reaction to nail polish. It might also be an allergy to something you are eating. See my comment:. ...Read more
Hand at rest little finger crosses over ring finger at top thumb rests under pointer finger sharp pain in middle top of wrist shooting to elbow cause?
I squished my thumb under a 200lb piece of metal. Thumb swollen, purple and black bruising on middle knuckle, blood under nail, can't bend.. Broken?
Slammed pinky in door,can't bend.Skin scraped off, ottom of nail pulled up,some of nailbed beyond where nail begins,shows.Entire arm hurts.WhatCanIDo?
Mashed your thumb?: Sounds like a minor injury. Pain should gradually subside. Dark color in nail will slowly be carried to the edge of the nail and shed off. ...Read more
Right thumb numb tingling painful. Mostly between fingertip and middle thumb joint. Sometimes weakness in hand. Right index finger numb also. ?
Is my hand sprained? Dull pain just above wrist bet. Pinky knuckle and wrist. Minimal/no swelling, full rom w/ only dull pain.Punched refrigerator
Sprained or bruised: If the pain is truly dull, and there is minimal swelling and full pain free motion of the joints of the fingers knuckles and wrist, there is little chance of a fracture. Swelling, deformity and pain is more of a concern and should be evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My pinky toe, bone under pinky toe and side of foot by pinky toe has been numb for 2 months. What could be causing this?
May or may not heal.: The area you are having numbness in seems to be totally delineated by the 1st sacral dermatome. The dysfunctional nerves could be in the back's sacral area, the peroneal nerve in the knee area, the lateral plantar and/or the sural nerves in the foot. Something has disrupted the nerve impulse along this route and the result is numbness. To remove all doubt, a neurologist needs to be consulted. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Bruised my little toe, sprained my left wrist & ripped my toe nail off, any tips for healing process?
T2 diabetic. Injured my thumb under the nail. Throbbing pain until I poked small hole in nail w lancet and removed pus/pressure. Need antibiotics?
See someone: No one can answer that question without seeing you. Talk to you doctor. ...Read more
Probably not: Bruises beneath the toenail are usually caused by something forcefully dropped onto or pressing the toenail. If the nail becomes chronically bruised from shoegear or activity it could lead to enough damage that fungus could begin to grow beneath the nail and cause an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a physician: Could be any number of diagnoses, such as contusion, or infection, or even fracture if there's been a recent injury. If the pain is severe and persistent or if you have trouble walking or if there is redness/heat at the area, or if you have any other concerns, you should see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more
Acc. hit thumbside wrist on wall. 5 days later, can't bend towards thumb side, diff to bend thumb, some pain in thumb & wrist, no swelling or bruising?
Painful lump r armpit 49 f dental hygienist general aching r arm numb fingers r wrist neck bicep thumb middle & ring joint swelling on & off 3-4 month?
Cervical pressure: This could be related to pressure on your cervical vertebrae , if the nerve is under pressure it could send numbing sensation into your arms and fingers, it is affecting you r side. You need to see an orthopedic surgeon and get it diagnosed properly. Hope you get better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dropped a can on upper knuckle of left thumb. Pain & numbness on side of knuckle, limited mobility& swelling between index & thumb. Is it fractured?
Only x-ray can tell: If this just occurred, then it's reasonable to give this a couple of days of observation, rest, icing and possibly anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. Only an x-ray can answer the question of whether a fracture is present or not. A contusion/bruise can certainly look like this. ...Read more
Jammed thumb some pain stiffness and swelling at joint between first metacarpal and bottom of thumb?
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