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What Can I Do For A Finger Closed In A Car Door
Antiseptic, ice,: elevate. Check to see circulation look goods though can be deceiving Need to check for integrity of skin and the finger nail. X-rays if suspicious for fracture, washed out and sutured if lacerated. Check for tendon motion. Any doubts see a medical provider. If it does not feel or look right don't wait ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe nothing: If it is mild bruising/contusion, just keep it elavated; otc motrin/aleve may help with pain etc...If you can't move/bend it or if pain is severe, you may have a fracture. Check with your doc for possible xray---a finger splint maybe needed if fracture is found. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Finger: Possible but unlikely. Consult orthopedics if in distress. ...Read more
I slamed my finger in a car door a week ago. Must of damaged a nerve. When will feeling come back? It gets very cold when outside
Should recover: Closed crush injuries usually cause temporary neurapraxia injury which improves within 4-6 weeks. Rarely more severe pressure from the crush can physically disrupt the interior of the nerve which may take up to 12 weeks to improve but with uncertainty. In the absence of a laceration observation is recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Got car door slammed on a finger by vintage 50s car when young. Never remembered which but one is thicker than the rest. Is that it? Why?
I smashed my finger in the car door a week ago,it then turned very blue(almost black)on the tip and front of my finger.Why has the swelling not down?
Depends: You may or may not lose the nail, it all depends on the extent and severity of your injury. If your nail is entirely blackened or bruised, chances are higher you may lose your nail and it may just be a matter of days. Generally there is loosening of the nail plate before this happens. ...Read more
Finger got stuck in car doors about 1 year ago. Now my knuckle can move side to side, but there's no pain. Is it normal?
Maybe: Might be some joint capse laxity but if it doesn't cause pain or limit your activity i wouldn't do anything about it. ...Read more
Slammed index finger in car door 1 year ago. Didn't require full stitches. Have continuing numbers which has got worse. Advice?
Nerve injury?: You might have injured one the nerves in this area. Check with an orthopedist or a neurologist ...Read more
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