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Hi i have a joint injury  to middle knuckle joint.Should it get looked at by an orthopedic ? or leave it alone again  it was not until i heard a loud pop sound and almost  immediatly it turned black is bluish. Every so often it will go cold and turn a purplish bluish color an go semi numb is this nerve related also the joint kind of stick out a little
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Hi there!

This could indicate nerve or vessel injury/ compression. I would suggest getting it examined by an orthopedician to rule out fractures, dislocations or injuries to soft tissue structures. Meanwhile I would suggest giving it adequate test and avoiding extreme movements.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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Hi again!

If you still have symptoms, I would suggest getting it evaluated by a primary care physician or an internist to look into neuro-vascular compromise, which may not be related to a three year back injury.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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You have mentioned symptoms of the hand going cold and numb. If these persist and evaluation for neurological and vascular cause may be required
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Yes, an orthopedician can evaluate for neuro-vascular causes, though there are several other possibilities that could present similarly, which may not fall under the expertise of an orthopedician and hence, evaluation by a primary care physician/ internist is preferred.
            Raynaud's phenomenon refers to vasospastic disorder and could occur in association with a few conditions. You could read more about it online.
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