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Why Is My Pinky Bruised
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Underneath my middle finger nail is yellow and when I press on my finger it hurts really bad. What is that?
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?
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
My hand is really swollen and i can barely straighten my middle finger, all my fingers are swollen too, what could it be?
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