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Ring Off Finger
See a doctor: You may have a ruptured tendon. I advise you to see your primary care doctor or a hand plastic surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more
Could be infected: Swollen fingers are a sign of fluid buildup or inflammation of the tissues or joints of your finger. This could be due to many causes including serious infections, inflammation, and trauma. If you have pain, redness, or warmth with the swelling you need immediate medical care for a possible serious infection. I suggest checking this out further in a clinic. ...Read more
I spiral fx'd my ring finger and just had two kwires removed. When closing hand to a fist, ring finger rotates under middle finger. Is this right?
Doesn't sound right: Sounds like your finger fracture has healed with abnormal rotation. This is a known but often unacceptable complication of the treatment of these fractures. If thus condition is negatively affecting your life, my advice would be for you to find the most qualified hand surgeon in your area and have a consultation. ...Read more
Caught my ring finger 7 weeks ago, ring had to be cut off and 30 stitches on finger. Wound closed but finger still swollen. What will reduce this?
Neck Crack Jolt: When you are cracking your neck, are you extending it back or turning it to the side- the side corresponding to the involved hand? Could be structures in your neck like bone spurs or the facet joints are hitting the lower nerves- C6, C7, and C8 nerve roots. Facet joints can thicken from arthritis and push posteriorly on the nerves. Avoid neck cracking if only this triggers these symptoms. ...Read more
Nerve compression: The fact that the pinky and ring finger are affected suggests that a nerve called the ulnar nerve is being compressed. It could be from the position you sleep in. If the numbness goes away when you're up and moving then it is probably not serious. If the numbness doesn't go away or gets worse you should see a doctor to find out what is wrong. ...Read more
My left hand is constantly hurting where the ring and pinky finger are and goes into my wrist. When i try to make fist pinky goes under ring finger..
I smashed my ring finger in between two rocks. I'm black and blue on the finger pad . Is it possible i broke it? Rock hit nail and smashed finger down
X-ray: The only way to provide an accurate answer to this question is with an x-ray. Take care. ...Read more
POSSIBLY: Keep it off. If not better 24 hrs, see doc. ...Read more
Trigger finger: If the pain if mostly in the palm at the base of the finger it may be a trigger finger. Other symptoms include catching or locking of the finger. May also be arthritis if the pain is more in the joint. Anti-inflammatory medicine may help both conditions. If not, see a hand surgeon. ...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?
4th metacarpal fracture. Half of hand is swollen, bruised knuckles, palms and wrist. I can barely move my ring and pinky finger. 6th day. Normal?
Consult immediately: Not normal, please consult immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
IS THIS A TEST?: This does not make any sense unless your ring finger was fractured. ...Read more
Girlfriend is experiencing finger numbness on her right ring finger. Only from finger tip to half of finger. Started today couple hours after awake.
Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by use (driving, keyboard use). Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Check with your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
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