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Bruised, swollen knuckle, it's not broken but the finger is sore to move. can i do sport? do i tubi-grip or bandage the area? how long is healing time

Bruised, swollen knuckle, it's not broken but the finger is sore to move. can i do sport? do i tubi-grip or bandage the area? how long is healing time

Buddy strapping: Use a tape to strap your affected finger to the adjacent finger for support. If you keep experiencing ongoing pain then an X Ray is a wise idea. Most finger sprains recover within 2-3 weeks provided you keep it well supported and do not hurt it again during sport ...Read more

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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling is a clinical finding in which the tissue around of the finger has retained fluid and is enlarged. This can occur with injury to the finger or with other ...Read more


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Swollen middle finger, pain on my knuckle. Should I ice it?

Swollen middle finger, pain on my knuckle. Should I ice it?

Initially yes: If your problem is acute ice is the way to go you might also try advil (ibuprofen) r naprosin after 24hrs heat may help if pain persist.... See your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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The middle knuckle on my middle finger has been swollen for over two months; should I do anything about it? I jammed it when trying to catch a football. The entire finger got really swollen and purple, but it went away after a day or two. The knuckle ho

The middle knuckle on my middle finger has been swollen for over two months; should I do anything about it? I jammed it when trying to catch a football.  The entire finger got really swollen and purple, but it went away after a day or two.  The knuckle ho

As : As noted, you need an proper examination and plain xrays. The possiblities include a fracture of the metacarpal bone underneath that joint or perhaps ligament injuries (either structures called collateral ligaments or saggital hood). Many of these things can be treated easily if diagnosed early -. ...Read more

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I just woke up and the first knuckle around nail of my middle finger is swollen and red and hard to bend. ?

I just woke up and the first knuckle around nail of my middle finger is swollen and red and hard to bend. ?

Needs to be seen: Whether it is an infection, an acute arthritis, or you injured it while sleeping can't be determined from my computer. A visit to a medical care giver should easily find the cause and the treatment. ...Read more

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I punched a tree, and now my middle finger knuckle is painful and swollen when moving. Thsi happended yeterday night.

I punched a tree, and now my middle finger knuckle is painful and swollen when moving. Thsi happended yeterday night.

X-ray: Your doc can see that your get an x-ray and treatment as needed. It would be good for you to get this checked out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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2 days ago i started punching things & my middle finger knuckle is bigger than usual & the side is swollen. And it hurts to use my hand. Is it broken?

2 days ago i started punching things & my middle finger knuckle is bigger than usual & the side is swollen. And it hurts to use my hand. Is it broken?

Possibly: The only way to know for sure is to have it x-rayed. Have it checked out as soon as possible, because if it is broken, you want to make sure it heals correctly. If it heals incorrectly, it could affect the use of your hand in the future. ...Read more

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Playing tetherball, hurt middle finger. Heard a crack. Very sore from middle knuckle to hand. Little swollen, hurts 2 bend/straighten. Possibly broke?

Playing tetherball, hurt middle finger. Heard a crack. Very sore from middle knuckle to hand. Little swollen, hurts 2 bend/straighten. Possibly broke?

It may be: An x-ray would be diagnostic. In the mean time.."buddy tape" it to the finger next to it, and take some Nsaid to help with the pain and inflammation/swelling. ...Read more