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Stiches Are Out Index Finger Still Swollen Three Weeks Later Still Cannot Bend Finger
See your doctor: It's not unusual to have swelling and stiffness of your finger three weeks after a laceration, depending on the injury. However, if you don't get the finger moving soon, you may develop stiffness of the joints and the tendons in your finger. You should see a hand specialist, who will make sure you don't have any additional injuries and will likely refer you to a hand therapist. ...Read more
My right index finger was hit by a basketball, it was swollen for a week, now its better but still cant bend it all the way after 3 weeks. Suggestion?
I am a 16 year old male and I tore a capsule in my left index finger about three and a half months ago. My finger is still swollen at the middle joint?
Unsure of injurty: I am not sure what a capsule is but if you have any swelling around a joint for that long that does not get better it needs to be seen by a doctor as it might be a broken bone- especially if it happened after an injury ...Read more
I had a deep cut on my left index finger. Stitches were done. It is still painful, can't bend, swollen & numb on the side of the fingers after 1 mo.
Deep cut on L index:
How did you get the cut? Was a clean or with a dirty instrument? You mention it took place > 1 month ago
Did you had, a tetanus vaccination? Is up to the bone medial or lateral? Did you take antibiotics.
Is the area red, ans swollen?
Numbness is the result sensory nerve injury, transection, or affected by infection. See the Dr, who did the suturing, nerve conduction may be required.
Sutures rem ...Read more
My index finger is swollen and painful I cant bend it much had x Ray was fine sometimes the finger looks purple supposed to have mri should I getdone?
Specialist: If you are not seeing a orthopedic hand specialist, I would do that. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely determine the cause. It is just that am MRI of a swollen finger is not usually real helpful as it can be nonspecific. So, unless it was ordered by a hand specialist, I would probably start there. ...Read more
I injured my finger 7 weeks ago and it still hurts is swollen had a lump on the inside and I cant bend it as far as my other fingers what should I do?
Usually normal...: Depending on the mechanism of injury (or how you hurt it), the findings may be normal. For example, jamming your finger while catching a football or basketball can cause injury to the ligamentous structures around the joints causing swelling, stiffness and pain. Symptoms should usually resolve within 6-8 weeks. If symptoms persist with minimal resolution, seek help from your primary doc. ...Read more
Elbow, forearm, and finger pain. Arm cannot straighten my right arm has not been able to straighten at all for 6 months. My last three fingers get numb, my elbow stays swollen and warm to the touch. My elbow cannot bend upward. When I try it feels like th
Did: Did you get an mri? I think an MRI would be helpful to see if there is any sort of mechanical block to your extension such as a loose body (a piece of cartilage that is stuck in the joint). If your last three fingers are getting numb, this may be sign of an ulnar nerve compression. ...Read more
Call your doctor: If you had a nerve test done for hand numbness, like carpal tunnel, and you are now worse than before the test you should call your doctor. Sometimes the nerve test will seemingly make things worse for a few days after the test. If the needle part of the nerve test was done it is possible that you have an infection although that is extremely rare. Ice, advil or aleve (naproxen). If not better call doc. ...Read more
Possible Infection: A finger that is swollen and numb should be urgently evaluated in-person by a clinician for evidence of infection. An infected finger would typically present as warm and swollen, and because of increased pressure from the swelling, possibly have less sensation. Suggest removing any rings on the affected finger and an in-person clinical evaluation at your earliest convenience. ...Read more
Had xray on right index finger but was told nothings broken but still swollen on the knuckle & hurts?
Infection?: Possible causes are an infection- or if there was minor trauma, then a ligamentous or tendon injury is possible. These would not necessarily be seen with an xray. You should probably follow up with your primary physician. ...Read more
My index finger is swollen and has been hurting for over about 7 days now. I have been able to move and bend it but it hurts and swollen.?
Infrection or Trauma: If the problem has been there for seven days I would advise having it looked at by a physcian. Trauma, infection are possible and without knowing anything that caused this you would worry about compromise of blood flow it should be seen abd possibly xrayed to get the proper treatment. ...Read more
I have had synovitis of my index finger since september. Its still swollen tender and stiff all day everyday. How long or will it ever go away?
I woke up and my right index finger was throbbing. It feels swollen. Hard to bend/extend. Pain near knuckle. Hurts to squeeze. No known injury.?
Woke up with pain in knuckles below index finger/pain in finger. Have been playing video games a lot. Now swollen/painful can't bend or fully extend?
Video triggerfinger?: It is possible you've developed the disease of young people in the 21st century (trigger finger caused by TOO MUCH video gaming). But to be sure there are other things that could cause pain and swelling in your finger so if after icing, Motrin for 3 days, and NO video games you're not better an examination would be in order. Questions? Write me: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
2 weeks ago I smashed my hand in the door. My index finger deeply cut on the palm side and on the back side a slash. Went to ER but still swollen?
Smashed hand: Go back to your dr.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi! I cut my (R) index finger w/electric hedge trimr yestrdy. I cleand it w/hydrogen peroxide & wrapped it. 2day it still foams, is swollen red. ER?
Index finger has been swollen and can barely bend for over and week and now it moving to palm of hand and over finger. No trauma, any ideas?
Time to see your doc: This is not normal and a diagnosis needs to be made. ...Read more
My l/ index finger has been swollen for a week. Had xray + labs 3 days ago. Xray showed swollen tissue only. Labs (c reactive protein, uric acid, cbc w/diff all normal). Doesn't hurt unless I bend. Can only bend 50%. Not getting better or worse?
Hi my friend hit her hand of a wall a week ago Her last 3 fingers are swollen and bruised Also her knuckles look sunk she cant bend her fingers. Help?
Fracture: Help? On the internet? This is one of the most common causes of a broken hand. Your friend needs an X-ray. ...Read more
Fingers show bone bruising and marrow edema, after 2 months now they are still swollen, extermenly painful, discolored and I am unable to bend or use them what do I do?
See your doctor: You did not say how this occurred. Bone marrow edema can take longer than two months to heal. The discoloration and inability to move the fingers is of concern. Ligament injury is of concern. The discoloration may be vascular-dilatation or hemorrhage. Talk to your doctor as MRI may be needed. ...Read more
Wrist injury 6 days ago wnt 2 Dr 3 days ago Dr said no broke bones bandage up 4 few days wrist & hand still swollen & painful cant feel fingers @ time?
My boyfriend got a small sliver of silver stuck inside his index finger and it came out after two days but now its swollen and turning black and blue?
Infection?: This could be a local reaction to the sliver having been in finger. Also could be a sign of infection. ...Read more
Redness, swelling, increased temperature, pain/tenderntss, restriction of ease of movement are signs of infection.
Unless you got some bug bite, I think it is infection.
See your doctor. ...Read more
See provider: Please consider seeing your health provider to assess for possible autoimmune inflammatory arthralgia issues. ...Read more
Exam needed: With only one finger involved, it would rule out allergy to glove, detergents, etc. The cracking of the skin suggests some dryness. Since there is redness and swelling, I would be concerned about infection. I recommend that you have the finger examined by a physician. ...Read more
My index finger (both) are swollen and they're bruising for unknown reasons. What's going on? What should I do?
On my index finger I keep getting these bumps that is inside the finger which becomes very swollen and painful. Just the tip of the finger?
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