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Pinky finger hurts. Help. I need to type?

Pinky finger hurts. Help. I need to type?

More detail: It is difficult to make recommendations to someone with a hand condition without evaluating them. It is impossible to do so without any detailed information what so ever.... When did the pain start? Where is the pain? Was there any trauma? Do you have any numbness or tingling? ...Read more

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My pinky finger hurts and could be broken, so whom do I see?

My pinky finger hurts and could be broken, so whom do I see?

Orthopedic/Hand Doc: Make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, ideally one who specializes in hand surgery. He/she will examine your finger, obtain x-rays to determine if there is a fracture (broken bone), and make recommendations re diagnosis, treatment, any further testing needed, and follow-up care. If you think it could be broken get in promptly. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pinky finger hurts at knuckle; how come?

Pinky finger hurts at knuckle; how come?

Need more info: Not enough information here. Was there trauma or an injury to the finger? Did it start spontaneously? Is there any swelling or pain at rest? Which knuckle? Have you tried to treat it yet (i.e. Ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice etc) and how did it respond? ...Read more

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My pinky finger hurts is it broken or sprained. Please help me figure it out?

My pinky finger hurts is it broken or sprained. Please help me figure it out?

Depends: While most finger injuries especially in sports are sprains
especially at the pip joint. However, if there is a large amount
of swelling and limitation of motion, an xray would certainly be
appropriate to rule out a potential fracture which will be important
to help determine the optimal treatment for the problem. ...Read more

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The muscle below my pinky finger hurts, what could be wrong?

The muscle below my pinky finger hurts, what could be wrong?

Overuse: That muscles is known as the abductor digiti minimi and is responsible for deviating the little finger out of the palm. It is part of the hypothenar eminence. Most likely cause would be overuse or trauma. Reccomend hand surgical evaluation. ...Read more

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Instead of an EMG for cubital tunnel, can you have an MRI or sonogram done? I am absolutely against an EMG but my pinky finger hurts. Please help.

Instead of an EMG for cubital tunnel, can you have an MRI or sonogram done? I am absolutely against an EMG but my pinky finger hurts. Please help.

Get Clear Of Fear: Let's assume for the moment that your doctor wants the test for a valid reason. Isn't a short period of discomfort worth it if you can get rid of the long-term pain? An EMG is usually done along with an NCV (nerve conduction velocities) for even more info. Neither is too horrible. I had them. I survived. You should discuss this with your doctor to make sure the tests are truly indicated for your problem. ...Read more

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Glass sliver stuck in my pinky finger, it hurts, how do I get it out.?

Glass sliver stuck in my pinky finger, it hurts, how do I get it out.?

See a professional: If you truly have or are suspicious that you have retained glass in your small finger and it is painful, you should seek medical attention. I would recommend seeing a hand surgeon as they are best qualified to remove either simple or deep foreign material from the hand. ...Read more

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I have soreness at the base of my pinky my pinky finger. It Hurts to push down on it, it's right where the pinky joins the hand.?

I have soreness at the base of my pinky my pinky finger. It Hurts to push down on it, it's right where the pinky joins the hand.?

Observe: You might have sprained it somehow. If it doesn‘t get better in a few days see a doctor. For now, trying icing and some ibuprofen ...Read more

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I hurt my hand in gymnastics, and my hand hurts under my pinky finger, it hurts to move and touch, it is a little swollen but it is not bruised?

I hurt my hand in gymnastics, and my hand hurts under my pinky finger, it hurts to move and touch, it is a little swollen but it is not bruised?

It could be broken: I personally have had broken hand bones and didn't know it until later when I had an x-ray. It may be a good idea to see a doctor for an x-ray, just to be sure. ...Read more

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Right pinky finger on bottom hurts but when I put it in a splint it doesn't hurt anymore. Been like this for a while. What could it be?

Right pinky finger on bottom hurts but when I put it in a splint it doesn't hurt anymore. Been like this for a while. What could it be?

Is the pinky tender?: Not completely clear. If there is a nerve along the finger he splint may relieve the nerve pressure to help the pinky. If the pinky itself is tender you would need to have that clarified. See your physician ...Read more

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So last night I had punched my dads door, and now my pinky and ring finger, hurt. My ring finger pops when I make a fist.

So last night I had punched my dads door, and now my pinky and ring finger, hurt. My ring finger pops when I make a fist.

Fracture?: You could have a fracture or have injured a ligament. If it persists I would see your MD to have xray. ...Read more

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Surface of right hand, close between ring finger & pinky hurts when slight pressure is added to area, somewhat red.?

Surface of right hand, close between ring finger & pinky hurts when slight pressure is added to area, somewhat red.?

Hand pain: So many possibilities. Have you injured yourself? Please resubmit question with a lot more information so we can help you. ...Read more

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The side of my wrist near my pinky finger is somewhat hurting. Should I get it checked out? Or can I just buy a brace at the pharmacy?

The side of my wrist near my pinky finger is somewhat hurting. Should I get it checked out? Or can I just buy a brace at the pharmacy?

Pain: If you have no history of injury then it probably get better by doing nothing. You could try an anti-inflammatory like Aleeve or Advil (ibuprofen) ...Read more

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Any advice? I have started learning to type (correctly) recently, but my ring finger and pinky hurt. Any ideas?

Any advice? I have started learning to type (correctly) recently, but my ring finger and pinky hurt. Any ideas?

Stop typing and: Try dictating (bad joke!) it could be arthritis, tendinitis, strain, sprain. Taking nsaids/motrin (if u have no allergy) and applying warm packs may help in the meantime. Follow up with ur dr for any concern. Best wishes! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/hand-and-finger-ra. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on my hand pinky finger it doesn't hurt and if I scratch on it I can't feel anything, I want to know what is it?

I have a small bump on my hand pinky finger it doesn't hurt and if I scratch on it I can't feel anything, I want to know what is it?

It's difficult to: Make a diagnosis without seeing the lesion. Possibilities include warts, cyst, scar tissue etc. Go see a dr for reassurance. Take care! ...Read more

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Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.

Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.

Finger splint: It sounds like you have either a mallet finger, or trigger finger. My orthopedist tried me on these oval 8 finger splints and my trigger fingers on both hands got better after a few weeks of wearing them. You can either see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis, or look for "finger splint" in ebay and try them out. ...Read more

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What could the tiny clutter of red bumps on the side of my pinky finger be? It only hurts slightly when pressure is put on it.

What could the tiny clutter of red bumps on the side of my pinky finger be? It only hurts slightly when pressure is put on it.

Multiple causes: These may be caused by many skin issues including flat warts, dyshidrotic eczema, or other issues. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate this issue. ...Read more

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I punched my hand on a metal cart and a wall a few days ago, my ring finger and pinky hurt alot as well as my knuckles. My hand is swollen. What should I do?

I punched my hand on a metal cart and a wall a few days ago, my ring finger and pinky hurt alot as well as my knuckles. My hand is swollen. What should I do?

Get an x ray: It is very possible that you have fractured a finger. You need medical attention with x rays to determine the level of injury ...Read more

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I stabbed my pinky finger and now it really hurts what should I do?

I stabbed my pinky finger and now it really hurts what should I do?

See a hand surgeon: Stabbing a finger can be a potentially worse injury than it seems. There are numerous structures (tendons, nerves, blood vessels, joints and ligaments) all in a very small space. Probably best to see a hand surgeon to assess the injury and also make sure that there is no ongoing infection as that can also be quite painful in the finger. ...Read more

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I slammed my pinky finger the other day and it has hurt ever since. It's site to move it and sends pain up to my wrist. What could it be?

Possible fracture.: It sounds like you really, really hurt it! See your doc or go to an urgent care for an x-ray to be sure it is not broken. Sooner is better For now, don't use it, elevate it and use ice (on for 30 minutes off, for 1 hour) to help with the pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is better in the first 72 hours after an acute injury, as ibuprofen can slightly delay healing by its effect on blood clotting in the first 3 days ...Read more

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My daughter has hurt her pinky. She can't bend her finger and she can't put pressure on it. What do you think is wrong with it?

My daughter has hurt her pinky. She can't bend her finger and she can't put pressure on it. What do you think is wrong with it?

Broken bone: While not always the case, often if you can not bend a digit it is the sign of a fracture. An infection can also cause swelling that can limit movement and cause pain. In either case I would take her to the doctor or hospital emergency room asap. ...Read more

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I have pain towards the bottom of my pinky. It is swelled and hurts to move. But im not sure if ifs broken or just a jammed finger, do you know?

Trauma?: Do you remember having injured it? You don't mention your age. There are many causes. Best to see your physician and get an x-ray if indicated. ...Read more

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