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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