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Sore swollen pinky finger, unable to bend it, bruised, no injury. Treatment?

A few days ago my pinky finger on my left hand was sensitive and sore, today i woke up and its swollen at the base of it and I can barely bend it down with out extreme pain. I know it cant be broken because if I ignore the pain it will bend down. I dont recall of any time I injured it or anything. But its swollen and bruised.
Asked On : Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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Hello. Welcome to hcm.
Sudden onset pain is mostly due to injury when you were sleeping. It is not possible to rule out fracture unless x ray is taken and examined.
Rarely it can also be a case of gout.
I advice you to visit your doctor who will order x ray first. If its normal and he suspects joint to be fine,then tests for gout can be under taken like aspiration of swelling and examination under microscope.
All the best
Answered: Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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