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I stabbed my pinky finger and now it really hurts what should I do?

I stabbed my pinky finger and now it really hurts what should I do?

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

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Pinky finger hurts. Help. I need to type?

Pinky finger hurts. Help. I need to type?

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

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My pinky finger hurts and could be broken, so whom do I see?

My pinky finger hurts and could be broken, so whom do I see?

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

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Glass sliver stuck in my pinky finger, it hurts, how do I get it out.?

Glass sliver stuck in my pinky finger, it hurts, how do I get it out.?

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

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I slammed my pinky finger the other day and it has hurt ever since. It's site to move it and sends pain up to my wrist. What could it be?

I slammed my pinky finger the other day and it has hurt ever since. It's site to move it and sends pain up to my wrist. What could it be?

Possible fracture.: It sounds like you really, really hurt it! See your doc or go to an urgent care for an x-ray to be sure it is not broken. Sooner is better For now, don't use it, elevate it and use ice (on for 30 minutes off, for 1 hour) to help with the pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is better in the first 72 hours after an acute injury, as ibuprofen can slightly delay healing by its effect on blood clotting in the first 3 days ...Read more

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Pinky finger hurts at knuckle; how come?

Pinky finger hurts at knuckle; how come?

Need more info: Not enough information here. Was there trauma or an injury to the finger? Did it start spontaneously? Is there any swelling or pain at rest? Which knuckle? Have you tried to treat it yet (i.e. Ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice etc) and how did it respond? ...Read more

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My pinky finger hurts is it broken or sprained. Please help me figure it out?

My pinky finger hurts is it broken or sprained. Please help me figure it out?

Depends: While most finger injuries especially in sports are sprains
especially at the pip joint. However, if there is a large amount
of swelling and limitation of motion, an xray would certainly be
appropriate to rule out a potential fracture which will be important
to help determine the optimal treatment for the problem. ...Read more

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My daughter has hurt her pinky. She can't bend her finger and she can't put pressure on it. What do you think is wrong with it?

My daughter has hurt her pinky. She can't bend her finger and she can't put pressure on it. What do you think is wrong with it?

Broken bone: While not always the case, often if you can not bend a digit it is the sign of a fracture. An infection can also cause swelling that can limit movement and cause pain. In either case I would take her to the doctor or hospital emergency room asap. ...Read more

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Right pinky finger on bottom hurts but when I put it in a splint it doesn't hurt anymore. Been like this for a while. What could it be?

Right pinky finger on bottom hurts but when I put it in a splint it doesn't hurt anymore. Been like this for a while. What could it be?

Is the pinky tender?: Not completely clear. If there is a nerve along the finger he splint may relieve the nerve pressure to help the pinky. If the pinky itself is tender you would need to have that clarified. See your physician ...Read more

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I have pain towards the bottom of my pinky. It is swelled and hurts to move. But im not sure if ifs broken or just a jammed finger, do you know?

I have pain towards the bottom of my pinky. It is swelled and hurts to move. But im not sure if ifs broken or just a jammed finger, do you know?

Trauma?: Do you remember having injured it? You don't mention your age. There are many causes. Best to see your physician and get an x-ray if indicated. ...Read more

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Pain b-low right rib. Placing 4 fingers sideway pain rests pinky level. Hurts when move but even more when pressed on. What organ is located there?

Pain b-low right rib. Placing 4 fingers sideway pain rests pinky level. Hurts when move but even more when pressed on. What organ is located there?

Abdominal pain: Pain in that location can be from a variety of sources including your gallbladder, liver, intestines or even from your pancreas. If this persists, recommend evaluation by a medical provider. ...Read more

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The muscle below my pinky finger hurts, what could be wrong?

The muscle below my pinky finger hurts, what could be wrong?

Overuse: That muscles is known as the abductor digiti minimi and is responsible for deviating the little finger out of the palm. It is part of the hypothenar eminence. Most likely cause would be overuse or trauma. Reccomend hand surgical evaluation. ...Read more

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Daughter fell on pinky finger and bent it back swollen & painful and a little red. Hurts to bend. Possible jammed or broken?

Daughter fell on pinky finger and bent it back swollen & painful and a little red. Hurts to bend. Possible jammed or broken?

Finger injury: If it appears to move as normal and it gets better quickly; then likely a strain. If not have an XR done to confirm or not. All the best. ...Read more

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Broke my ring and pinky finger and time to time it hurts really bad as if I reinjured it I had to do surgery for them to repair it with a metal plate

Broke my ring and pinky finger and time to time it hurts really bad as if I reinjured it I had to do surgery for them to repair it with a metal plate

Post surgical finger: Probably best to see your surgeon if for nothing than reassurance but also to ensure some metal parts are not acting up: moving about, et assuming they were not removed. ...Read more

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My daughter hurt her pinky finger. We had an X-ray and were told it's not broken, just soft tissue damage. A week later it's still swollen, is this normal?

My daughter hurt her pinky finger. We had an X-ray and were told it's not broken, just soft tissue damage. A week later it's still swollen, is this normal?

Yes: Gary, soft tissue injuries can last 7-14 days. Be sure to elevate and ice it. Also, tape it to the finger next to it (we call this buddy taping, and it's what we'd do even if it was broken). If it isn't better in another week, see her doctor. Sometimes small fractures don't show up on initial X-ray. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Any advice? I have started learning to type (correctly) recently, but my ring finger and pinky hurt. Any ideas?

Any advice? I have started learning to type (correctly) recently, but my ring finger and pinky hurt. Any ideas?

Stop typing and: Try dictating (bad joke!) it could be arthritis, tendinitis, strain, sprain. Taking nsaids/motrin (if u have no allergy) and applying warm packs may help in the meantime. Follow up with ur dr for any concern. Best wishes! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/hand-and-finger-ra. ...Read more

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So last night I had punched my dads door, and now my pinky and ring finger, hurt. My ring finger pops when I make a fist.

So last night I had punched my dads door, and now my pinky and ring finger, hurt. My ring finger pops when I make a fist.

Fracture?: You could have a fracture or have injured a ligament. If it persists I would see your MD to have xray. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on my hand pinky finger it doesn't hurt and if I scratch on it I can't feel anything, I want to know what is it?

I have a small bump on my hand pinky finger it doesn't hurt and if I scratch on it I can't feel anything, I want to know what is it?

It's difficult to: Make a diagnosis without seeing the lesion. Possibilities include warts, cyst, scar tissue etc. Go see a dr for reassurance. Take care! ...Read more

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I have a bloodclot on my pinky finger. At first it looked like a bubble and now it's kind of hard. I'm not sure from where but now my arm hurts.

I have a bloodclot on my pinky finger. At first it looked like a bubble and now it's kind of hard. I'm not sure from where but now my arm hurts.

You need to...: ...See your doctor. If it's a blood clot it could be several things, but if there is also pain in your whole arm then I'm really concerned. You could have an infection, a clotting disorder, or several other things, all of which require a doctor to actually examine you to provide a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Both of my wrists hurt, more so when I am picking up anything heavier than a 1 gal milk jug, my pinky and ring fingers feel like they are asleep?

Both of my wrists hurt, more so when I am picking up anything heavier than a 1 gal milk jug, my pinky and ring fingers feel like they are asleep?

Neuropathy: Likely nerve impingement. With your description it could be either a Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex irritation, ulnar nerve impingement and in rare cases it could be onset of rheumatoid arthritis but usually there is swelling. ...Read more

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I fell and hurt my pinky finger went to doctor and he said it was badly sprained it's close to a month now and I still can't bend it only half way?

I fell and hurt my pinky finger went to doctor and he said it was badly sprained it's close to a month now and I still can't bend it only half way?

Tendon injury: you may have a tendon injury or a subtle fracture that was not seen initially. You need to have active physical therapy to improve your mobilization. Hand therapy is done by occupational therapists. Ask your physician to refer you to an occupational therapist or a hand specialist ...Read more

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Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.

Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.

Finger splint: It sounds like you have either a mallet finger, or trigger finger. My orthopedist tried me on these oval 8 finger splints and my trigger fingers on both hands got better after a few weeks of wearing them. You can either see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis, or look for "finger splint" in ebay and try them out. ...Read more

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I dislocated my pinky a week ago and my finger still hurts and I lost a lot of my finger movement. Other than ice and splinting how can I heal faster?

I dislocated my pinky a week ago and my finger still hurts and I lost a lot of my finger movement. Other than ice and splinting how can I heal faster?

Wait rest then ot: Ice bath with finger motion when your doc takes you out of the splint they are waiting for a ligament to heal so you don't have problem later occupational therapist when out of splint. ...Read more