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Hand injury, swelling, yellow bruising, hurts to squeeze. Is metacarpal broken?

I hit my hand hard on the pinky side about 5 days ago. It was slightly swollen right away. Now the side of my hand is still slightly swollen with yellowish bruising. It hurts only when I press on the bone. I can move my pinky finger jst fine, but feels a little wierd. It hurts mainly when squeezing something with a lot of pressure. Is there a possibility that my 5th metacarpal is broken even if it doesnt hurt that bad?
Asked On : Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury or fracture.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture.

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, ice the affected area and take anti-inflammatory drug like mortin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid lifting and rest well.

Answered: Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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