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Finger injury, unable to bend hand or finger, swelling, bruising. Medical attention needed?

I was playing with my husband, and I flung my hand back and hit his kneecap. So now from the base of the pinky finger s metacarpal bone to the top hurts. I can not twist my hand, touch the area, hurts to bend my pinky, a little swelling , and a bruise is appearing. Debating if I should see a doctor, or just let it go for a few days.
Asked On : Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury, ligament injury or fracture.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

In the interim,apply ice packs to the affected area,anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid lifting weight and rest well.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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hello stephhughes13
i think you should take advice from specialist for any time of internal injury may be this like hairline fracture .
you can use paracetamol plus nimuslide combination for pain and swelling .
Answered: Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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