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If I bend my toes, my pinky toe makes a popping sound sometimes. Also, when I push it, it hurts like a bruise. I don't remember hitting it...

If I bend my toes, my pinky toe makes a popping sound sometimes. Also, when I push it, it hurts like a bruise. I don't remember hitting it...

Contusion: You must have injured the Last toe (pinky) knowingly. Do what is called Buddy taping. It is not weight bearing Toe so it will heal. Apply Ice and tape it with the adjacent Toe to prevent movement. Do not wear close toe shoe. If pain continues bend 1 week o gets worse, get frayed. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Hard lump on top of right hand veins popping out slightly different colour tender to touch what could it be?

Hard lump on top of right hand veins popping out slightly different colour tender to touch what could it be?

Cyst?: Bump on top of hand or wrist may be a cyst. Other things could be a "carpal boss". Less commonly would be a vascular mass. If persists and is painful, see a local hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Broken Finger? Swollen hurts and bruise behind knuckle. Should I go to the ER? Also when I pull on it it makes a popping noise its been 2 days

Broken Finger? Swollen hurts and bruise behind knuckle. Should I go to the ER? Also when I pull on it it makes a popping noise its been 2 days

Xray: I don't think you have to go to the ER but an xray would be a good idea to rule out a fracture. Especially of the finger you want to be careful as you of course want to retain full function of the finger. ...Read more

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I have vessels in my hands that pop and bruise for no reason should I be worried?

I have vessels in my hands that pop and bruise for no reason should I be worried?

Fragility: As we age, our skin and blood vessels become more fragile, and are subject to bleeding with minor trauma. Medications like Aspirin can increase the risk of bruising. If the bruises only occur in one hand, and not the other, it would be appropriate to be examined. ...Read more

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Blood vessels keep busting in my hands and feet. I feel a pop, then an itch and some swelling. Then a bruise. It's happened twice already today?

Blood vessels keep busting in my hands and feet. I feel a pop, then an itch and some swelling. Then a bruise. It's happened twice already today?

Need to see doc!: Shouldn't be like this. You need to see your doctor and have a CBC drawn, to make sure your platelet levels are not low. Also, I would make sure I did not take anything with Aspirin in it, or Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). But you need a visit to your pcp! ...Read more

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What to do if I hit my wrist right on the bruise I already had and almost fainted. Did I pop a vein by accident?

What to do if I hit my wrist right on the bruise I already had and almost fainted. Did I pop a vein by accident?

Bruise: If nothing happened, then you did not. If the bruise looks worse, then yes, you did reopen the bleeding source. ...Read more

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I felt my shoulder almost pop out of socket today. It's tender, sore and my hands feel a little numb at times. Is this something I need to worry?

I felt my shoulder almost pop out of socket today. It's tender, sore and my hands feel a little numb at times. Is this something I need to worry?

Impingement: It sounds like you have a shoulder impingement that is irritating nerves that travel to your hand. The other cause could be from a disk bulge in your neck but most people would also have neck pain. I would see your gp to get it examined and he/she can order the appropriate imaging study to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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3 months ago I tried to pop my middle finger. It was very painful and wouldn't pop. This morning I woke up & it hurts to move. No swelling or bruising?

3 months ago I tried to pop my middle finger. It was very painful and wouldn't pop. This morning I woke up & it hurts to move. No swelling or bruising?

Finger pain: Try some over the counter Naproxen 500 mg two times a day with meals if you have no allergy to this medication. If you don, t get relief in one week see you family doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take a bruised hand nerve to heal?

How long does it take a bruised hand nerve to heal?

6-8 weeks: If known to be only bruised, function usually returns in 6-8 weeks. If partially or totally cut or crushed, surgical repair may be necessary. ...Read more

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Why do I have so many popping blue veins on my hands?

Why do I have so many popping blue veins on my hands?

Loss of fat: Over the years, the subcutaneous fat in our body naturally atrophies. Think of the difference between the cheeks of a chubby baby and a 90 year old man. This is also true in the hands. Some physicians can perform sclerotherapy or ablation of hand veins to make them less noticeable - make sure to go to a vein specialist or phlebologist. ...Read more

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Hand is hot and very red and feels like it has been bruised?

Red, Swollen Hand: This is difficult to answer without getting more history and being able to examine your hand. You need to be evaluated immediately by a physician to make sure you don't have an infection, etc. ...Read more

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How do I know if my hand is sprained, broken, or just bruised?

How do I know if my hand is sprained, broken, or just bruised?

Get an X-ray: Go see an orthopedic surgeon, who can examine you hand as well as take an x-ray to determine if there is a broken bone. ...Read more

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Is there a reason for popping veins? I notice my veins pop on my hands occasionally for no reason?

Varicose veins: Veins have valves inside to prevent reverse blood flow. When these valves get damaged, varicose veins or dilated veins develops. Als there are superficial veins and deep veins. Deep veins do the majority of blood returning to heart. Superficial veins and deep veins are connected by perforator veins at all levels, damage of which can also cause varicose veins. See a doc. ...Read more

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I was boxing and hit the wrong way. Now the side of my hand is bruised and swollen. What should I do?

I was boxing and hit the wrong way. Now the side of my hand is bruised and swollen. What should I do?

Xray?: You mean the side with your pinky? The pinky is commonly fractured when a punch does not land properly and was previously known as a boxer's fracture. The fifth finger fracture is a little bit more forgiving than fractures of the other digits, but if having a lot of pain or can feel a deformity or crunching it is best to get an x ray and treatment. ...Read more

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