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  1. Dan
    December 27, 2016

    I got in a fight 10 years ago at school when i was 13 and broke both my knuckle next to my little finger and the one next to it. My hand looks badly deformed since that day, this doesn’t bother me too much. I have had to defend myself a couple of times since and every time I hit something my hand is instantly in pain. I’m just wondering are there any complications later in life for having quite a severe looking deformity on my hand? Arthritis? I use my hands lots for work and also in the gym. Thanks Dan

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      Web Admin
      December 28, 2016

      You could potentially have arthritis in the joints that were affected, but this is true for any time you break a bone–it can even happen when you receive proper medical care. There isn’t much that you can really do now, so just try to stay out of fights and avoid doing things that would harm your hands even more. Stay safe, Dan!

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  2. Sam
    December 7, 2016

    I can make a fist but it feels like something is open when I move my middle finger and I still feel tingling sensations and throbbing

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      Web Admin
      December 7, 2016

      You may want to speak with your doctor again. If they explain that there is nothing wrong, then ask for additional tests. They may be able to find something else wrong if they look for it. Good luck, Sam!

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  3. Sam
    December 7, 2016

    Yesterday I punched my wall and I felt a really bad sharp pain in my middle knuckle and it started to swell up and everything and I went to emergency room and I took some pain medicine and they gave Me ice packs to get rid of the swelling and they did xrays and they said nothing was wrong but I still feel tingling feeling in my knuckle and little bit of pain but I been taking ibuprofen for the pain and I don’t feel lots of pain but I still feel tingling feelings and throbbing and I don’t know if my knuckle is broken or not and if it is I need to go back to the emergency room

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      Web Admin
      December 7, 2016

      Abstain from punching any objects. There is no reason to do so in the future. Observe the pain that you are feelings and learn this lesson. Continue to monitor it for another five days. If the pain does not go away, then speak with a doctor again. In the meantime, do not use your hand unless you have to. Remain mindful as you move into the future. Have a great day, Sam!

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  4. ST
    November 5, 2016

    so last Saturday I punched the siding of a house. I remember immediate pain bleeding and swelling. The next day my hand was swollen like a paw but there was no bruising an any movement was painful. Since then I’ve been icing regular and taking ibuprofen because the swelling was so bad. I couldn’t tell if the Knuckle is sunk or if I can’t see it because of the swelling around the already small pinky knuckle. After 6 days I can grip much better and easily make a fist. Swelling and pain have gone down significantly but still remain a little. If I wiggle around where the knuckle would be I can feel a little tiny bit of movement but there’s no pain.

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      Web Admin
      November 5, 2016

      It is possible that you broke it, and it just started to heal already. If you break something, the bone will still knit back together, but it will generally not heal correctly. Have you thought of going to the doctor to get checked out?

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  5. Mohammed Ali
    October 12, 2016

    I had a fight and I fractured my right knuckle, and now I’m just using my left hand because it seems fine there is no pain even when I apply pressure but it just doesn’t seem right if I attempt to punch something with my left hand it isn’t the same as it was before it doesn’t hurt like my right hand when it was fractured I’m not sure what’s wrong, I can still punch with my left knuckle but still it isn’t the same.

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    • Web Admin
      Web Admin
      October 12, 2016

      Go to your doctor and he or she can do an x-ray. If you have fractured your knuckle, you may need to have it reset or put in a cast. It will heal much better and aster if you get it properly taken care of.

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  6. Ronin best
    October 4, 2016

    I had hit a wall and her address a snap or somthing and when I press on my knuckle I’m in excruciating pain, my pinkies been number ever since also it’s quite deformed also it looks like my knuckle has moved acroos my hand to the right please get back to me I’m at the hospital tomorrow also for an x ray

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      Web Admin
      October 5, 2016

      It sounds like you already doing the right thing by getting an X-ray. Get the X-ray and follow your doctor’s orders. It sounds like you have an extremely painful injury, but your doctor will hopefully be able to fix you up fairly quickly. Good luck, Ronin Best!

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  7. Ariana
    October 3, 2016

    So a week ago I got into a fight with a friend and having a history of self harm I decided the best way to deal was to repeatedly punch the side of my shed. The shed is made of this plasticy fake wood that’s like the siding in houses. I punched it in the reinforced corner probably a dozen or more times. After the second punch my hand went numb so I just kept going. That night my hand was numb and bruised as well has some pretty sever swelling. The next day since I didn’t tell my parents I went to gym and played tennis, then hit that hand on a racket. It returned to being a dark purple color and my gym teacher as well as the trainer at my school bother said it looked broken. That was Tuesday now it’s the following Monday and I have full motion and I can write but squeezing anything hurts and brushing it against something as simple as my work nametag sends pain radiating down my hand. It’s definitely not broken Bc I can move it and write with it and it’s not swelling. It’s bruised noticeably. I just don’t know what to do because I don’t want to sit out of gym for a damn bruise- what do you think I did?

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      Web Admin
      October 4, 2016

      You should probably go to the doctor. Being able to move your hand does not mean that it is not fractured and broken. Actually, as a child, I did gymnastics and spent a week playing on an arm that was broken in three places. If you have a high enough pain tolerance to hit a wall again and again, then you may not realize that something is broken as well. Go to the doctor and get checked out.

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  8. Nikolai lukowsky
    September 28, 2016

    one day i was mad and punched a metal door and i dont know if its broken because when i went to go see the trainer at my school they said the swelling didn’t feel like my knuckle was under that or have been moved it felt like it was in the right spot so they said i might have popped a blood vessel and it only swells up big if i move it but any other time its ok so do you think i broke it for just popped something.

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    • Web Admin
      Web Admin
      September 29, 2016

      It is possible that you have broken your knuckle, but it is also possible that you only damaged it. It would be wise either way for you to speak with a doctor, but if you are unable to do that, then reduce stress on your hand at this time. You may choose to bind it up or allow it to cool with ice or a pad. Whatever you do, be sure to no longer punch metal doors or anything else. Find other ways to reduce your anger and you will find that your life will have less stress from injuries. Remain positive, Nikolai.

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  9. Lindsay
    September 27, 2016

    My inex knuckle hurts with a dull ache when i bend my finger… i didnt hit it on anything but it feels like i did. There is no bruising but it feels like there is bruising. Should i go see the doctor?

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    • Web Admin
      Web Admin
      September 29, 2016

      You probably do not need to see the doctor at this time, but if the pain continues to grow or becomes unusual, then make an appointment. However, continue to reduce stress on your joint as they may take a longer time to heal that a normal injury. If you want to put something cool on your finger when you are inactive, then you may be making a wise decision. Continue to monitor your finger and if it gets worse over time, then be sure to make an appointment. Remain positive and reduce stress, Lindsay!

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  10. OW
    September 22, 2016

    I hurt my knuckle punching plywood about seven months ago, and it swelled up and bruised but then went down after about a week of icing. I can use my hand normally now, but I box, and I can’t hit a punching bag with anything smaller than a heavy glove on without my knuckle getting sore and inflamed. Could I have fractured it back in the spring, and if so, have I left it too long to go to a doctor?

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    • Web Admin
      Web Admin
      September 23, 2016

      Speak with a doctor if you are able. It is never too late to take care of your body. Do not use the punching bag for the next week to allow your body to heal. Instead, focus on other exercises that will help you in the ring. If you find that you are slow or need a faster reaction time, then practice that as best you are able. Remain mindful and careful as you move into the future. You may find yourself causing permanent damage to your body if you do not give yourself time to recuperate. Remain positive and give your hand some time to heal, OW.

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  11. OW
    September 22, 2016

    I injured my knuckle punching a piece of plywood 7 months ago. It swelled up and bruised for about a week, but I iced it and it went down. Now I can use my hand like normal but I box and when I hit a punching bag with anything less than a heavy glove on that knuckle gets sore and inflamed a little. Could I have fractured it back in february, and if so, is it too late to go to a doctor and have it fixed?

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    • Web Admin
      Web Admin
      September 23, 2016

      Speak with a doctor if you are able. It is never too late to take care of your body. Do not use the punching bag for the next week to allow your body to heal. Instead, focus on other exercises that will help you in the ring. If you find that you are slow or need a faster reaction time, then practice that as best you are able. Remain mindful and careful as you move into the future. You may find yourself causing permanent damage to your body if you do not give yourself time to recuperate. Remain positive and give your hand some time to heal, OW.

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  12. Bo Faunce
    September 4, 2016

    I was using a nail gun and shot myself right in the side of my top index knuckle.. (I didn’t mean to of course) but it does hurt I don’t have a lot of bruising but I can’t bend it and it hurts really bad when I bump it ..

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    • Web Admin
      Web Admin
      September 5, 2016

      It sounds like you may have broken something–you have certainly bruised the tissue. If it is hurting a lot, you should really consider going to the doctor. At the very least, your doctor will want to give you a tetanus shot boost. Get better, Bo Faunce and be safe!

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  13. Johnny
    August 25, 2016

    I punched someone multiple times and I think caught the side of his head once or twice….. He deserved it…. Anyways my pinky and ring finger hurt badly. Pinky the worst in the knuckle area I have full movement in the other 3 fingers but if I try to extend my pinky out there is severe Sharp pain that moves all the way down my hand depending on how I move. Is there any point in going to a doctor or should I just ride it out. There is not a ton of bruising or swelling … Yet so from what I read already here that seems to be a good sign that maybe it’s not to severe and will heal on its own in time yes? Not fun of course it’s my right hand trying to do everyday things like brushing my teeth even with the off hand is difficult but painful if I try with my right as I normally would.

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    • Web Admin
      Web Admin
      August 26, 2016

      Does it feel like any of the bones have been broken? If you do not feel any misshapen or bent bones, then you may have a fracture or just bruising. When you break something, you would normally have a lot of bruising and swelling. If you have health insurance, I would go to the doctor just to be safe. While I recommend going to the doctor in any case of an injury or illness, if you do not have health insurance or the money to go, you could probably wait a day or two to see if your hand starts to heal and feel normal again.

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  14. Sam Pogge
    August 16, 2016

    I Tryed to punch someone in the face and missed and ended up punching a granite wall and it did swell a little bite but not much and is bruised and I have dark skin so it hard to see if it bruised and red it hurts to Touch it in the area and to move my pinky and middle finger

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    • Web Admin
      Web Admin
      August 16, 2016

      If you are able to put your finger in a temporary splint, then do so. Minimize movement at the region where the pain is. Take note of any changes that you experience and if you become concerned with your hand, then make an appointment with a doctor. In the future, restrain yourself from punching walls to protect your hand.

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  15. Logan iavecchia
    August 15, 2016

    I did a handstand and my phone was in my pocket and it fell out and landed on my index finger like in my knuckle I had immediate pain and soon after my finger became bruised and then swollen is my knuckle broken

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      Web Admin
      August 16, 2016

      Thank you for your enthusiasm. You have posted this comment twice and I answered it is your previous post for simplicity. Thank you for your readership!

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  16. Logan
    August 15, 2016

    I did a handstand and my phone was in my pocket and it fell out and landed on my knuckle of my index finger I had immediate pain and it started to swell up and turn black and blue is my knuckle broken

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    • Web Admin
      Web Admin
      August 16, 2016

      Your knuckle is likely not broken. However, it would be wise to keep it straight and keep it cool. If you are able to get a split and put your knuckle in it until it feels better, then do so. If the pain persists or the swelling increases, then make an appointment with a medical professional if you want to. If you find that you are able to bend your knuckle, then do so lightly a few minutes each day until you feel better.

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  17. sue
    July 31, 2016

    i fell and landed on my side of hand and my arm and that was 5 weeks ago my knuckle is sore and pinky finger to when i push finger outwards there is pain clench my hand there is pain in knuckle and pinky and wrist isa little weird as well i cant lean on that hand when getting up from the floor what do you think has happened any breaks

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    • Web Admin
      Web Admin
      August 1, 2016

      If this injury is stilling hurting you after five weeks, then you should speak with a medical professional when you are able. You should not be in pain as long as you have been. It is possible that there is a break or fracture. Do not put any extra stress on your hand. It would be wise for you to make an appoint as soon as possible.

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  18. Miss Dee
    July 14, 2016

    My knuckle on my pinky finger broke I think, cos it was an accident , I bumped my hand on the door , O my I was in so much pain and I didn’t go doctors right away, I waited 3 weeks , I went to X tray so idk what’s going to happen , just waiting for a call

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    • Web Admin
      Web Admin
      July 15, 2016

      It seems as though you have commented twice. Thank you for your enthusiasm. I have commented on your other comment and just wanted to let you know under this post to let you know where you can find your comment. Have a great day and thank you for reading!

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  19. Miss Dee
    July 14, 2016

    I think my knuckle is broken , I didn’t go X tray right I waited 3 weeks and went Monday July 11 to get it checked out

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    • Web Admin
      Web Admin
      July 15, 2016

      If you had an x ray with a medical professional on the eleventh, then you should speak with them about seeing your records. They should have them available for you. For now, you should treat your hand tenderly and do not exert any additional pressures on it.

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  20. Nicolas Luevano
    June 10, 2016

    o don’t have a comment but I punched a metal fence tht had little holes that you will usually see at schools I was mad one day and punched really hard it had left little the little dot marks on my hand but when I ever touch my knuckle its feels like it’s sore but I don’t really no cause it has been hurting for at least 6 – 10 days and don’t know if it’s broken or not. Can some one plz reply if my hand is okay or not !

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    • Web Admin
      Web Admin
      June 14, 2016

      Nicolas, it is possible that you have caused some internal damage since you punched a metal fence. If the pain remains after a few more days, then perhaps speak with a doctor or another member of your family who may have experienced similar pain. If I may suggest, refrain from punching objects in result of your anger. Instead, look inward and observe your body’s reaction to your emotions.

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