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Knuckle slipped out of place. Pain in the finger with swelling and discoloration. Ligament tear?

I was cooking and really doing nothing straing with my hand , I went to make a fist like close my fingers together and the knuckle at the top of my hand felt like it was out of place. Now it feels like I pulled a ligament or something and its swollen and black and blue. I can move my finger but when I do its extremely painful! What is going on with finger?
Asked On : Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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The fingers getting swollen and turning black and blue are not a good sign. You need an immediate X-ray of your fingers to look for any hairline crack or even injury to a blood vessel or nerve. Please go the ER and get this done as soon as possible.

Take over the counter painkiller like Tylenol for immediate relief of pain.

I wish you speedy recovery.


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