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Smashed Finger Tip Swollen
Get an x-ray: May have broken the bone or knuckle. You must get treatment to prevent permanent damage. ...Read more
I smashed my finger between two chairs and it got purple and swollen. It's been hurting for two weeks now. What should I do?
Have it seen: You may need an xray to make sure it isn't broken. An exam may help understand the damage and what can be done to repair it. ...Read more
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Many reasons: Could just be a swollen joint, ligament tear, stress fracture, fracture, etc. Swollen finger could have many reasons, but if it's concerning with pain or function (unable to grab or lift) after 1-2 weeks, definitely make an appointment with your hand specialist. Best of luck. ...Read more
Retained fluid: People tend to swell at night due to the lower blood pressure at night and the position of lying in bed for several hours. This may be normal. If it takes several hours to resolve as opposed to a few minutes upon waking it could be an early sign of joint issues (rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory process). Get checked by your hand specialist. ...Read more
Swollen finger: This is one area that you do not try to manage yourself. This is because of the blood supply which is terminal - this means that if the blood supply is stopped the finger will essentially die. Now if its swollen and red that means inflammation, this has to be evaluated and treated. Please see someone so that you can get proper treatment. ...Read more
Nope: Happens to the best of us. Fear not! ...Read more
Need more info: This is not an uncommon problem that has several causes, like your occupation and your medical history etc. Most of the time it can be a benign problem but really should be investigated to be sure all is OK. Consult with your family physician. ...Read more
Get checked: This question is impossible to answer without more information. Any trauma involved? Where is the swelling and pain? Do you feel sick? You should be checked out by your doc. ...Read more
Probably: Probably. The main thing to watch and work on is restoration of range of motion as the swelling and pain subside. If pain persists and/or motion does not improve, then do see a physician. ...Read more
Fingers are swollen and they hurt bad to were I can't pick things up or open a door what could it be?
I have a final tommorow but my finger is blue and swollen, it hurts when I write. Help! What should I do?
R-I-C-E: Rest it, ice it, immobilize it gently by taping it to the next finger (compression), and keep it elevated. You can try an Over the counter NSAID like Ibuprofen as well. Study hard and say your prayers. Hopefully, you can write with the use of your other fingers if it still aches in the am. ...Read more
I didn't have any injury, but my left finger is a little but swollen and the tip is sometimes sensitive to touch.?
Varies: There are a number of possibilities. If you did not injure your finger but it is swollen and painful, the two most common causes would be some infectious process verses an inflammatory condition. I would certainly be seen; and an exam would go a long way to determine the cause. ...Read more
Every morning I wake up both my Hans and fingers are swollen and hurt. I detail cars for a living. What could this be?
Swollen hands: DustinL ~ yep! Most definitely. This sounds like bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. You should rest, get some splints to immobilise hands for a day or 2 and have your doc evaluate this. Don't detail till it gets substantially better! Thanks :-)) (motrin for pain and REST!!) ...Read more
When I wake up in the middle of the night or the morning, my fingers are stiff and although they feel swollen, they are not swollen.
Hi, ive woken up to my finger being swollen and its very painful and hard to bend. Its the first time this has happened. What do I do?
Not certain what: Caused it but it may be traumatized by pressure while you were sleeping, or you may have some joint problems that require more in depth analysis and examination as well as diagnosis. Please see a healthcare provider if it persists beyond today. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
My fingers feel puffy. 26/F. I can still get my rings on and off, but they feel almost swollen. Worse usually at night. Don't looK swollen. Causes?
When your fingers feel puffy and swollen, it's fluid retention that is to blame. Medically referred to as edema, fluid retention is excess fluid collected in the body's tissues. A high sodium diet can cause your body to retain excess fluids.
Watch out for foods that are loaded with sodium, such as soy sauce, deli meats, pizza, and fries, as well as cottage cheese, chips and olives. ...Read more
I was hitting a volleyball very hard for a long time. My fingers were swollen afterward. Would it shorten the length of my fingers if I constant do it?
You will not "shorten" your fingers!
You might speak with your coach about modifying your game to spread that force from your fingers to the hand itself and upper wrists!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more
Sliced my finger with a knife on the 17 of April. Its healed over but appears a bit swollen in that area. It doesn't hurt at all now and never really?
It takes more: Time to get back to normal. Hang in there. ...Read more
Swollen fingers: CAN BE DUE TO trauma, infection, arthritis, inflammation, nerve issues, tumor, or excess retained fluid due to systemic problems. IN general ice and elevation and gentle motion help but if there is prolonged swelling, pain, redness, change in sensation, loss of circulation see someone soon. There are so many things I can list, that even if just swelling and chronic get evaluated ...Read more
Reaction: Some people have what is called cold erythema. This is an allergic type reaction to cold exposure. The cold air causes histamine to be released and this causes swelling and itching. You can help this by taking an antihistamine like Claritin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and try to keep your hand warm or wrap cold items with a towel. ...Read more
Swelling: Can be due to trauma infection inflammation gout arthritis etc the first thing is the term in the cars and then treatment becomes apparent ice is good in general as are nsaids trauma needs perhaps x-rays to rule out fracture. The extent of swelling and duration are important factors too. A hand surgeon can help ...Read more
I smashed my finger in my car door. It's swollen, nail black & has a strange odor. What's causing the odor?
Bad odor: Could mean infection. Please get this evaluated ASAP. Take care. ...Read more
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