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Hit the center of proximal phalanx on my right pointer finger. Swollen knot, bruising & painful bending. Bruised or would raised knot mean fracture?

Hit the center of proximal phalanx on my right pointer finger. Swollen knot, bruising & painful bending. Bruised or would raised knot mean fracture?

Fractures can swell: either locally or diffusely. A knot may mean there is a very bad bruise to skin or it could mean a fracture. A fracture in the finger can be nondislplaced meaning everyting moves well and is lined up so one does not necessarily have a great deformity, joint fractures or fractures in the plane of motion with swelling may not loo obvious except for pain and swelling. If symptoms persist, get seen ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Index finger sweeling problem several days ago, my right hand index finger swelled up in the area of distal phalanx. Swelling occurred in soft tissue above distal phalanx on the palm side, closer to joint between distal and middle phalanxes than to the tu

Index finger sweeling problem several days ago, my right hand index finger swelled up in the area of distal phalanx. Swelling occurred in soft tissue above distal phalanx on the palm side, closer to joint between distal and middle phalanxes than to the tu

Finger swelling : can occur due to trauma, infection, tendonitis among other issues, if the swelling has not gone down then consider seeking medical care. Its tough to give an explicit answer over the text of a computer but several days of persistent swelling can mean an infection, an din the finger tendon sheath on the palm side, that's nothing to fool around with ...Read more

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Dropped a can on upper knuckle of left thumb. Pain & numbness on side of knuckle, limited mobility& swelling between index & thumb. Is it fractured?

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

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Brusing in the finger and pain swelling?

Brusing in the finger and pain swelling?

More information: Would need more information. Was there an injury? If so then you may have dramas ged bone or soft tissue structures in the finger. If no injury, then arthritic, inflammatory, and even infectious causes are possible. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Left hand middle finger tight with stiffness. Can't bend it. Swollen @ the joint & palm. No pain, just uncomfortable.

Left hand middle finger tight with stiffness. Can't bend it. Swollen @ the joint & palm. No pain, just uncomfortable.

No injury?: Assuming you haven't injured that finger somehow (sometimes it is hard to remember...might have seemed like nothing at the time)... I'm thinking things that aren't exactly "serious", but that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt! Possibly tendinitis in that finger, or a bit of arthritis in the joint. Try using an ice pack, and reducing movement, maybe w/ a splint. If it continues, I would get an x-ray. ...Read more

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Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Talk to your surgeon: talk to the person who performed your surgery. He/she is the appropriate person to contact in this situation, not strangers on the internet. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain in my left leg near fingers?

Swelling and pain in my left leg near fingers?

Circulation or muscl: The symptoms could be circulation - either an inflammation in theveins or arteries or an acute tendonitis. Consult your physician or podiatrist to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Jammed thumb some pain stiffness and swelling at joint between first metacarpal and bottom of thumb?

Jammed thumb some pain stiffness and swelling at joint between first metacarpal and bottom of thumb?

See below: Would recommend that an x-ray be done to rule out a fracture that might require more specific care than the riice mnemonic (rest, ice, ibuprofen, compression and elevation). ...Read more

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Injured hand. Looking palm side R hand, bruise at base of outer part of thumb & outer bottom palm part of hand. Can move thumb. Could it be ligament?

Injured hand. Looking palm side R hand, bruise at base of outer part of thumb & outer bottom palm part of hand. Can move thumb. Could it be ligament?

Bruising: Indicates injury and bleeding under the skin that's what the bruises Are so anything that causes a little bit of bleeding can cause bruising it could be a ligament or tendon a the bone just some capillaries or can be something called a bruise which is just basically local irritation from impact or trauma ...Read more

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Could sticking swollen finger in ice take swollen down?

Could sticking swollen finger in ice take swollen down?

Often: It often helps, depending on the cause of the swelling. It is especially helpful with swelling caused by trauma. ...Read more

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Twisted arm doing backhandspring, popped, fingers tingle, hard to close them, sharp elbow pain behind & on top of elbow, no swelling or bruising..?

Twisted arm doing backhandspring, popped, fingers tingle, hard to close them, sharp elbow pain behind & on top of elbow, no swelling or bruising..?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some imaging studies. It would be prudent to see your doctor or go to the emergency room of a nearby hospital. ...Read more

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Swelling under the right arm no pain?

Swelling under the right arm no pain?

See a doctor: Examination will help understand if the 'swelling' is from a mass of from fluids. Without more details of when this started and how it changes with time etc., as well as details of history and family information , my answer is limited. ...Read more

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Swelling on top of left foot and sharp stabbing pain between pinkie toe and toe next to pinkie tightness and swelling around ankle no feeling in rt lg?

Swelling on top of left foot and sharp stabbing pain between pinkie toe and toe next to pinkie tightness and swelling around ankle no feeling in rt lg?

You have multiple : Issues going on hat may not be related at all and you really should go to he doctor to be evaluated. The pinky toe issue could be an interdigital corn or fungus, no feeling in your right leg only sounds like you may have a nerve impingement somewhere, pain to the top of the foot would need a clinical exam and possible xrays as hat is too broad a complaint. ...Read more

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Can muscle pain underneath armpit/breast and left side of ribs cause swelling in fingers? Swelling is located on my palm under the fingers?

Depends: If your pain in the axilla (armpit) is related to a process or mass that blocks lymph drainage, then swelling can occur in your arm. You should see a doctor to examine the axillary area.For more information www.askyourgynecologist.org ...Read more