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Swollen knuckle, tenderness post a week, shooting pain on pressing. X-ray necessary?

Hi, I do tae kwon do, and for a grading last week we had to to a suspended break! Unfortunatly the next day my middle knuckle was swollen real bad, i didn t think too much into this. But now its a week on, the swelling has went down but if i clench a fist tight then it is still very tender, also if i clench a fist and place against a wall all the skin and knuckles are flat against the surface, putting my hand in and out of my pocket is very sore as well, and if i press on my knuckle or to the right of it, then i get a shooting pain! was just wornering if a need to go get an x-ray or leave for another week or so to see how it is then?
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.
The sharp shooting pain on pressing at the knuckle could be due to a bone injury in the area. It is best to get an X-ray done to find this out.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Sat, 7 Jun 2014
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