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Fingertip Injury

"A fingertip injury is common and can happen at home, work, or at play. Crush injuries, lacerations from sharp objects, sports injuries, bleeding beneath the nail bed, fingertip numbness if nerves are damaged, and fingertip pain and swelling are the common causes of fingertip injuries. Fingertip injuries can affect the bones at the ends of the fingers (distal phalanges), the fingernails, or the soft pads of the fingers. Treatments for fingertip injuries include closed reduction, hematoma decompression, splinting, nailbed repair, and surgery.


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What causes the jammed finger unable to bend even after putting braces?

Query: Hello doctor, I jammed my finger two months ago while playing flag football. I cannot bend the tip of my ring finger even after putting it in braces and constantly icing it. It is still swollen, the amount of swelling went down very little since the time of injury.  Read Full »

Dr. Saseendar. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand you had direct injury to your ring finger two months back, and that you are not able to bend your finger even after two months. However, I need you to answer a few questions, So I can help you. What is your age? Was an X-ray taken for your finger? Are yo...  Read Full »

My finger feels numb after a deep cut. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I cut my finger; it was pretty deep with a flap across the nail and the top of the finger. So I went to the drug store and bought paper stitches and hydrogen peroxide. The top of the finger is numb and is now swollen and sore on the second day. Do I need an actual stitch, or will this ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If possible, could you please share a photo of the injured finger? Injury across the nail may need the removal of the distal part of the nail, which is dead; otherwise, it will get infected. You may need a nail bed repair if the cut is across the nail bed. Consult w...  Read Full »

I experienced a fingertip injury and my X-ray shows osteolytic lesions. Are these two related and what is the treatment for the injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I experienced an injury to my fingertip during a pillow fight, and I believe it might have been bent backwards. Immediately after the incident, I felt pain and noticed swelling. The finger has a slight bend towards the palm side, and even after three days, it is still extremely sensit...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your inquiry. I have reviewed your X-rays (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Firstly, I would like to clarify that the lytic lesion you mentioned is not a result of the recent trauma. It appears to be an incidental finding that wa...  Read Full »

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