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Comment from: Nancy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 19

I fell off my bike landing thumb first. It was painful, swollen and the thumbnail became dark. I thought it was throbbing because the blood behind my nail was causing pressure and just needed ice and an anti-inflammatory. Over 3 weeks later and still sore, I finally went to a hand specialist. A quick exam showed that the tip of my thumb was broken and the bone was trying to heal correctly. 6 more weeks and I am still in a splint and swollen. Try not using your writing hand thumb for over 9 weeks. I wish I had gone to my doctor and not waited so long.

Comment from: Meghan, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I fractured the knuckle of my middle finger while playing football. The knuckle was severely bruised and swollen and after a few days the whole finger had bruised.

Comment from: Reyla, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 18

I broke my left ring finger when I was about 4. My uncle said I jammed it, so it was left untreated. I am almost 35 now. I have a knot on the side of my knuckle. My wedding rings are big because it has to go over knuckle. I have thought surgery to correct. I have heard people would never look the same.

Comment from: Jensfire1, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 12

I whacked my hand with a hammer. Symptoms? PAIN.

Comment from: johnny, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 05

My broken finger is the baby finger, and it is blue, green in color. It is swollen and hurts to bend.

Comment from: farmer, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 30

Was putting a castrating ring on a calf and holding his back leg. While he was standing, he kicked my hand into a gate. It looked like last two fingers flattened. I have lots of bruising and swelling. It has been a week now and my hand is still black.

Comment from: Angel, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 13

I knew it was broken when that finger was going in the opposite direction it should have been going! Turned out that after X-rays, it was shattered badly. The pain was not as severe as the finger next to it, that finger was NOT broken, but had trauma and a jammed knuckle. That second finger is taking longer to heal and still hurts worse than the broken/shattered one, and it is three months later.

Comment from: cherry picker, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

I fell from a ladder about 6-7 feet high and landed on my left hand and wrist. My middle and ring fingers are swollen and difficult to move and my wrist it looks like I have been in a fight.

Comment from: Willy Boy, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 08

I broke , my finger when I accidently smashed window on it!

Comment from: charles, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 31

A metal plate fell on hand and fracture my forefinger.

Comment from: allieandmom, 7-12 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

When I broke my finger, I had numbness, swelling, and sharp pain. Unfortunately, there wasn't much that could be done about it.

Comment from: ang, Female (Patient) Published: February 04

I think I broke my finger 2 days ago after I fell while carrying a plant. My hand was crushed against a rock wall, and now I have pain, swelling and the (pinky) finger won't bend normally nor straighten, and it is kind of at a wrong angle. It doesn't look nor feel right. I would go get it checked but we have icy roads...

Comment from: 55-64 Female Published: March 30

Shooting pain and immediate bruising with my broken finger and swelling of the knuckle above it. There is a dip in the bone at the reddened site of the blow to the hand.

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