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Hit hand between index & middle knuckle. Burst blood vessel? 50% of hand is bruised w/a knot between knuckles & very tender; should I b worried?

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Not necessarily

Can you still bend and straighten your fingers? Any popping or catching? It many be only a bruise / contusion - if so should be improving within several days.
If you have continued pain, loss of motion, or popping, seek evaluation by a hand surgeon.

In brief: Not necessarily

Can you still bend and straighten your fingers? Any popping or catching? It many be only a bruise / contusion - if so should be improving within several days.
If you have continued pain, loss of motion, or popping, seek evaluation by a hand surgeon.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes if you have...

Most contusions/minor injuries will heal, but 50% of hand is bruised suggesting a bit more serious.
If you have trouble moving the fingers, ?Deformity i.e. Crooked finger/hand bones, etc..Then you definitely need to see a doc. In the meantime, Motrin for pain and icing to reduce swelling before you get to see your doc. Good luck.

In brief: Yes if you have...

Most contusions/minor injuries will heal, but 50% of hand is bruised suggesting a bit more serious.
If you have trouble moving the fingers, ?Deformity i.e. Crooked finger/hand bones, etc..Then you definitely need to see a doc. In the meantime, Motrin for pain and icing to reduce swelling before you get to see your doc. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Sounds like a minor injury and so just take it easy on it for a couple of weeks to allow healing. The knot is likely a small blood collection/clot which will resolve in time. good luck
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