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Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Probably ulnar nerve: The small finger's feeling is provided by the ulnar nerve. If this nerve is pinched, it will cause numbness in the small finger, and the side of the ring finger closest to the small finger. The most common place this nerve is pinched is the elbow, and symptoms are worse when leaning on the elbow or keeping the elbow bent. The nerve can also be pinched at the wrist, or the neck. ...Read more

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Why is my pinky toe sore and red?

Why is my pinky toe sore and red?

Did you injure it?: Check the nail - is there any particular swelling or pus-like material coming from anywhere near the nail? Are your toes rubbing against overly tight shoes? I am not sure why it is this way. Would be concerned about possible infection. Warm? Tender? Swollen? Pus? Red streaking? One option is to see you podiatrist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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Underneath my middle finger nail is yellow and when I press on my finger it hurts really bad. What is that?

Underneath my middle finger nail is yellow and when I press on my finger it hurts really bad. What is that?

Infection: You probalby have an infection of the nail bed called paronychia. This causes pus to accumulate at the nail root and it hurts due to pressure. You will need antibiotics and also the nail may need to be lifted to allow drainage. ...Read more

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I twisted my ankle and now my toe hurts and is bruised. Could it be broken?

I twisted my ankle and now my toe hurts and is bruised. Could it be broken?

X-ray needed: I would recommend that you see a foot and ankle specialist, so that you can get an xray done. ...Read more

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I hurt my hand in gymnastics, and my hand hurts under my pinky finger, it hurts to move and touch, it is a little swollen but it is not bruised?

I hurt my hand in gymnastics, and my hand hurts under my pinky finger, it hurts to move and touch, it is  a little swollen but it is not bruised?

It could be broken: I personally have had broken hand bones and didn't know it until later when i had an x-ray. It may be a good idea to see a doctor for an x-ray, just to be sure. ...Read more

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My pinky finger is swollen and bruised could it be broken?

My pinky finger is swollen and bruised could it be broken?

Broken finger: If you had an injury to the finger, recommend getting xrays to rule out a fracture. In a young, active male with a painful, swollen finger, this would be my first concern. Infection can also be a cause if there was no injury. Either way, recommend evaluation by a healthcare provider ...Read more

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Why is my pinky toe sore and burns?

Small Toe: Likely sore and burns from friction caused by shoes or may have a heammertoe or spurs. Numbness is caused by nerve issue. See a podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my ring finger on my left hand hurting?

Why is my ring finger on my left hand hurting?

See details: There are several possible causes including tendinitis, arthritis or post-traumatic issues. Have you seen an orthopedist, rheumatologist or hand surgeon? Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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I injured my fourth metacarpal and knuckle. When I press on my knuckle and move my finger my knuckle feels cracked and not normal is it broken?

I injured my fourth metacarpal and knuckle. When I press on my knuckle and move my finger my knuckle feels cracked and not normal is it broken?

Be seen: It sure sounds like you could have a metacarpal fracture, particularly if you had sufficient mechanism such as a fall or you struck something with your fist. I would sure be seen for an X-ray to optimize long term outcome. ...Read more

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My finger on my left hand, really hurts. It's swollen, i can't bend it without it hurting. It's throbbing continually. There is nothing in my finger.

My finger on my left hand, really hurts. It's swollen, i can't bend it without it hurting. It's throbbing continually. There is nothing in my finger.

Possible dislocation: You may have dislocated your finger or even broken it. You should have a doctor look at it so that they can further help you :]. ...Read more

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I hit my right pinky finger on a table yesterday afternoon now it's swollen, tender and looks deformed is it broken or sprained?

I hit my right pinky finger on a table yesterday afternoon now it's swollen,  tender and looks deformed is it broken or sprained?

Suspect broken: Though I think the deformity is suggestive of fracture, if you did not experience severe pain fracture seems less likely. That said, you would benefit from plain films and splinting, as the finger may need to be immobilized or properly positioned then immobilized to heal properly. Suggest an urgent care visit or visit with your doctor if you can get a same day appointment. ...Read more

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My toe was red, and now my foot is swollen, what happened?

My toe was red, and now my foot is swollen, what happened?

Need more info: Hard to say for sure without a complete history and examination. See the podiatrist! could be a variety of things - bug bite, gout attack, infection, etc. Don't wait to have it checked! ...Read more

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Why is my pinky toe swollen and purple? What does this mean?

More info: Was there any trauma? Swelling and bruise could be a fracture, contusion and other causes but can answer better with more information. ...Read more

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I hit top of hand and my fingers started tingling. Now it is swollen and bruised. Not pain now hurts to bend wrist. How know if broken or bruised?

I hit top of hand and my fingers started tingling. Now it is swollen and bruised. Not pain now hurts to bend wrist.  How know if broken or bruised?

Xray: Get this checked right away to avoid permanent injury, xray is the start of this process . You can go to an urgent care and dr there can verify this and refer you to specialist if needed. ...Read more

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My hand is really swollen and i can barely straighten my middle finger, all my fingers are swollen too, what could it be?

My hand is really swollen and i can barely straighten my middle finger, all my fingers are swollen too, what could it be?

Not sure: If it's only one hand, it is something that has affected only the involved hand. In women, carpal tunnel syndrome is very common. The only way to know is for you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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