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Why Are My Pinky Fingers Crooked
I have a crooked pinky finger that points pretty drastically into my ring finger. Enough so that there is a gap between the two. What should I do?
Nothing: If no injury this does not need to be addressed. If you are concerned seek evaluation. ...Read more
Is there anything that can be done about a pinky finger that was dislocated but never treated? It healed crooked and knuckle is naturally bent now?
Evaluation: Deformity of a finger following injury should be further evaluated by a physician and in most cases it would be important to at least obtain an xray. ...Read more
Did I break my pinky finger? It is crooked and swollen but no bruise and very painful had in splint for last 24 hours had pain med but not working
Get an xray: Time to stop speculating ; get evaluation/diagnosis. Go see your family doc who can order an xray to prove whether broken or not. S/he can then discuss appropriate treatment options w/you. But until we have diagnosis, it's no use guessing. ...Read more
Punched a wall. Pinky seems a lil crooked, and slight swelling in the back of hand area below ring and pinky fingers. Fist can be clenched. Fracture?
Boxers Fracture: You have likely fractured the head of your 5th metacarpal neck with possible displacement and angulation. Do not use your hand, protect it and visit an Orthopaedic Surgeon in clinic. You need x-rays and splinting until an ortho has a chance to schedule you for a closed reduction of the fracture (putting it back in place) and then percutaneous pinning, casting, or in some cases operative fixation. ...Read more
The fingers on my left hand are crooked. (I think I fell on my hand last winter!) How do I go about fixing this?? Will a splint help?
Medical consult...: Since it may be from an injury so long ago, I recommend consulting with an Orthopedic Surgeon and/or a Hand Surgeon. An arthritic condition needs to be ruled out as well. ...Read more
Hand fracture 2weeks ago (4th metatarsal closed initial).ER ortho put a splint 2 wear 4-6 week. I went 2 a walkin clinic 4 swelling. My finger is crooked
Simple clinodactaly: When pinky fingers are turned slightly toward the middle of the hand, the term used is clinodactaly. When examined under x-ray, there is an angulation to the middle segment of that finger. It is a benign and potential inheritable process. It occurs in normal people and sometimes in higher frequency with certain syndromes. ...Read more
Evolution: It is hard to say genetically why the ones with shorter pinkies survived and not the other way around. But going back to species before us, it was that way. Just looking at my hand, I 'd rather have it that way and not the other way as the prehensile activity looks better and it would just look weird, don't you think? ...Read more
See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
? Trigger finger: Several things can cause painful triggering of a finger. The most common is a so called, "trigger" finger where your flexor tendon enlarges and can no longer slide smoothly through a tunnel at the base of your finger. Less common is a snapping extensor tendon or ligament. Try splinting the finger straight for a few weeks, if this does not help get it checked out. ...Read more
See a hand surgeon: Stabbing a finger can be a potentially worse injury than it seems. There are numerous structures (tendons, nerves, blood vessels, joints and ligaments) all in a very small space. Probably best to see a hand surgeon to assess the injury and also make sure that there is no ongoing infection as that can also be quite painful in the finger. ...Read more
About 6 weeks: About 6 weeks to completely heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Clinodactyly: An incurving 5th finger is considered a minor anomaly that can represent a new issue or a dominant trait within a family. ...Read more
I have a knot on my lower right back about the size of the end of my pinky finger. Had it for awhile, should I get it checked out or is this typical?
Yes: I don't think it will be anyting but without an examine you will not have peace of mind to let it go. ...Read more
I slammed the tip of my pinky finger in the door on Monday and it is now twice the size of the other, hot and painful. Is this just par 4 the course?
No: Need ER evaluation. Fracture of the finger could present in the same way. Another concern is infection ...Read more
I've cut or punctured my lower pinky finger on the inside and now it feels like there's anI'm not quite sure how I got the wound as it was from a fall?
Clean wound: First of all scrub it clean with a clean/wet/soapy wash cloth. Then rinse well with clean water. Pat the wound dry with a clean wash cloth/gauze/ tissue/ paper towel. Then apply antibiotic ointment or aloe juice or coconut oil as antiseptic. Then place a sterile dressing over the wound till it is healing well. You can use a band aid or sterile gauze, secured by Coban type stretchy tape that only. ...Read more
More detail: It is difficult to make recommendations to someone with a hand condition without evaluating them. It is impossible to do so without any detailed information what so ever.... When did the pain start? Where is the pain? Was there any trauma? Do you have any numbness or tingling? ...Read more
Cubital tunnel syn.: Though it can be neck or shoulder in origin this most likely represents a pinched nerve at your elbow. Try not leaning on your elbow and wrapping it in extension at night. If not successful I would see me or someone like me. (orthopedic/hand surgeon) hope this helps. ...Read more
Get evaluation: Please make an appointment with hand specialist and get your hand evaluated with x-rays and muscle testing. Then you will have your info so you can make the best choice for yourself. ...Read more
This: Warrants medical evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Orthopedic/Hand Doc: Make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, ideally one who specializes in hand surgery. He/she will examine your finger, obtain x-rays to determine if there is a fracture (broken bone), and make recommendations re diagnosis, treatment, any further testing needed, and follow-up care. If you think it could be broken get in promptly. Good luck! ...Read more
XRay: Need an xray to make sure you don't have a fracture which can cause loss of function in the coming years. ...Read more
See a professional: If you truly have or are suspicious that you have retained glass in your small finger and it is painful, you should seek medical attention. I would recommend seeing a hand surgeon as they are best qualified to remove either simple or deep foreign material from the hand. ...Read more
Pinky finger: Time to see a hand specialist. DO NOT DELAY any longer! ...Read more
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