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Does a broken pinky always have to be bruised?

Does a broken pinky always have to be bruised?

Injury: Bruises can happen or not happen with injury. Sometime the bruise is deep in the tissue and not visible on the skin. ...Read more

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My son either fractured his pinky or bruised it.What can he do to help it?

My son either fractured his pinky or bruised it.What can he do to help it?

Finger Injury: Put ice pack, give ibuprofen, keep the hand raised. Call his pediatrician to have a look and decide. ...Read more

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I pucked a wall 4 times and my pinky knuckle swelled up and is bruised what should in do?

I pucked a wall 4 times and my pinky knuckle swelled up and is bruised what should in do?

Boxer's fracture: An X-ray will tell you if you have a Boxer's fracture and require a splint/cast. You will unlikely require surgery though. Statistically, if you are a man it more often is broken than not. ...Read more

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How can I treat a bone bruise on my pinky?

How can I treat a bone bruise on my pinky?

Ice Elevate: And do not allow shoes to compress the area. Wear a sandel. ...Read more

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Pain and bruise between pinky and ring finger after catching barehanded?

Pain and bruise between pinky and ring finger after catching barehanded?

Just as it sounds : You bruised you finger and hand. It will be purple and will resolve. Get x-ray if you think there is a fracture. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Apply ice. ...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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Wrist pain and pinky pain when twisting wrist.no swelling . And no bruise. ONLY hurts when twisted right or left. Dosent hurt when touched/bent?

Wrist pain and pinky pain when twisting wrist.no swelling . And no bruise. ONLY hurts when twisted right or left. Dosent hurt when touched/bent?

Splint: Use a popsicle stick or get masking tape to tape the pinky finger to the 4th finger. See your doctor for exam and possible x ray. More history and physical is needed. Was there a fall or an injury? Have your parents take you to your doctor at the earliest convenience. Good luck ...Read more

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I was playing with my brother and I hit my pinky finger on something. It is not swollen or bruised it just hurts to move or bend it. Whats with it?

I was playing with my brother and I hit my pinky finger on something. It is not swollen or bruised it just hurts to move or bend it. Whats with it?

Sprained or broke: The only way to tell for sure is to have it xrayed. If the finger doesn't looke deformed/angled, if you can safely protect it from further injury, you could wait a week and see if it gets better. If not then get an xray, since if it's broke you know how long to heal. Protect it with a splint or by buddy taping to the ring finger, until you know if it's better. Also tell your parent. ...Read more

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I dropped a microwave on my pinky finger. The corner of the microwve gave me a tiny bruise lookin injury that created a small bubble now. What do I d?

I dropped a microwave on my pinky finger. The corner of the microwve gave me a tiny bruise lookin injury that created a small bubble now.  What do I d?

See your doctor: Please contact your doctor, and x-ray might be needed to determine if there is a fracture (if the finger is broken). Additionally, your physician needs to examine the finger and make sure that there is no infection. ...Read more

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What's a good way to check if my pinky toe is broken, sprained or bruised?

What's a good way to check if my pinky toe is broken, sprained or bruised?

Have it evaluated.: Pain, swelling, and bruising are signs of a possible fractured or sprained toe. Have it evaluated and x-rayed. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my finger? I fell on my pinky finger and heard a cracking sound. It hurts to touch and move and after a couple of days it started to get swollen, and bruise. But i still have complete mobility in my finger. What is wrong with my finger?

What is wrong with my finger? I fell on my pinky finger and heard a cracking sound. It hurts to touch and move and after a couple of days it started to get swollen, and bruise. But i still have complete mobility in my finger. What is wrong with my finger?

There : There can be a sprain of a ligament, a small avulsion fracture, a fracture of the joint, a fracture in the bone in the long or oblique axis, a partial tendon avulsion, a ligament rupture. Whatmay pass for "complete" mobility may seem to be ok but a discerning exam might reveal that there is in fact limitation of motion caused but the swelling. Intraarticular swelling can impede motion or lead to subtle loss of full extension or flexion. Of course finger swelling following trauma may just be a bad bruise if the pain continues it would be worthwhile getting an x-ray as knowledge of the injury whether it is a factor or not may be a guide to return to activity with or without care. If there is a negative x-ray and pain persists it may be worthwhile to see a hand surgeon. Still be aware that a contusion or bas bruise to the finiger especially if it affect the pip joint or proximal interphalangeal joint ( in the middle of the finger) can had symptoms that linger for....Months after an injury. ...Read more

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I punched a rug & now my pinky area feels sore, no bruise or swelling? Any idea?

I punched a rug & now my pinky area feels sore, no bruise or swelling? Any idea?

Pain 5th finger: I'm not sure when this happened; but persistent pain beyond 3-4 days or any abnormal position of the finger should be checked with an X-RAY. The mechanism also suggests a fracture, which may be tiny. It also may be suggestive of a Boxer's fracture. All the best. ...Read more

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I fell & have bruise on my palm & swelling on the side of my hand below pinky. It's getting better. Is it normal to have swelling for 7 days?

I fell & have bruise on my palm & swelling on the side of my hand below pinky. It's getting better. Is it normal to have swelling for 7 days?

Hand swelling: It could be normal from an injury to have persistent swelling but if it continues you should have an X ray to make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more

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Caught my pinky toe on a chair on Thanksgiving.taping it to next toe, made it hurt more. swelling is gone and bruising below other toes. Sug?

Get it x-rayed: see if its broken. I was never one for buddy taping. I prefer just to wrap the injured toe. ...Read more

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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

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