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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?
Yes: complicated. needs surgery. need a hand specialist. several different procedures can be done ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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
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