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What can I do for a finger closed in a car door?

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 more

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Finger get hit by car door.What to do?

Finger get hit by car door.What to do?

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 more

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My husband mashed his finger in the car door. Do we apply ice or heat?

My husband mashed his finger in the car door. Do we apply ice or heat?

Ice: In the acute phase of an injury like this, ice would generally be recommended. Depending on the extent of the injury, he may need to get it evaluated for a fracture. Hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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?

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?

Trauma=swelling: Frequently, after traumatic injury, swelling (edema) of an affected extremity (or finger) never really resolves. Also 'scar tissue' can 'build-up' causing the soft tissue to appear thicker than normal. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Finger fracture?: This crush type injury to the finger may have resulted in a fracture if the distal phalanx (end bone of the finger). This could explain why the swelling/pain persists. Recommend x-rays and evaluation by a healthcare professional ...Read more

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If i slammed my car door on my finger when will i lose that nail?

If i slammed my car door on my finger when will i lose that nail?

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

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I am experiencing finger pain. I trapped my finger in a metal automatic car door, what do I do ?

I am experiencing  finger pain. I trapped my finger in a metal automatic car door, what do I do
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X-ray ?: If it's getting better daily and you can bend it it is probably ok If it is very swollen, unable to bend or very painful if bumped you may have a fracture. An x ray will tell you. If not improving daily get it seen by MD ...Read more

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My finger got squashed by my car door its swollen and it's hot. Has a vein been broken?

My finger got squashed by my car door its swollen and it's hot. Has a vein been broken?

Contusion: A small vein may have broken,especially if it looks blue. It is most likely just inflamed from the trauma. If any skin broke,consider infection. ...Read more

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Do i need to see and orthopaedic surgeon for a finger that i slammed in the car door and now it is bent kinda funny?

Do i need to see and orthopaedic surgeon for a finger that i slammed in the car door and now it is bent kinda funny?

Hand specialist: I would recommend a hand specialist. There can several injuries to this finger and or joint including not only fracture of the bone but also ligament injuries and dislocation which are better handled by a hand specialist. ...Read more

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Slammed finger in car door. Old nail is black and starting to come off. Should I cut off the remaining part and clean the skin under? How?

Slammed finger in car door. Old nail is black and starting to come off. Should I cut off the remaining part and clean the skin under? How?

Soak it: Soak the finger in warm soapy water daily to keep it clean. Let the damaged portion fall off on its own. Have a doctor look at it if there are signs of infection: redness, swelling, increased pain, pus. ...Read more

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I have trapped my finger in a car door, it the nail.And the skin around it has turned black and blue. It is very painful and the mobility is not 100%?

I have trapped my finger in a car door, it the nail.And the skin around it has turned black and blue. It is very painful and the mobility is not 100%?

There may be: Just a soft tissue injury but there may also be a nondsplaced fracture or even a displaced fracture that a tendon or ligament attaaches to. While just pain and swelling alon can redurce motion , oif it is not getting better an evaluation and an xray may be needed. Even if fractured many fingettip injuries with intact skin as long as they ate not associated with a tendon injury don need much. ...Read more

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I smashed my middle finger in the car door. Should i go to the hospital to see if there's an injury?

I smashed my middle finger in the car door. Should i go to the hospital to see if there's an injury?

Extent of injury?: If you have severe pain, decreased range of motion, uncontrolled bleeding, or deformity those would be reasons to be evaluated. If you are doubt about having a fracture it would be best to be evaluated. If there is a break to the skin and you have not had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years - that should be repeated. ...Read more

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I shut my pinky finger in the car door. It is three days later and it is still numb and swollen. Could it be broken?

Possibly.: But the treatment will still the same, which is splinting it to the ring finger or with a dedicated finger splint. Numbness is concerning though, best to see your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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My pinky finger was smashed in a car door. It is a little swollen but no discoloration and I can move it. It is a numb on one side. Is this normal?

My pinky finger was smashed in a car door. It is a little swollen but no discoloration and I can move it. It is a numb on one side. Is this normal?

Yes: You lucky! no more damage! If you able to move finger - than bones and tendons intact! Little swelling and bruising can happen . As finger was squeezed nerves in finger got " irritated" and you may feel some tingling , numbness in finger. It should resolve in few days. Ok to use ice and gentle massage. Exercise range of motion - as squeezing soft ball. ...Read more