Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
Knuckle pain
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to undiagnosed symptoms, breathing difficulties, feeling cold, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, fever, indigestion, itching, nausea, numbness, pain (chronic), paralysis, rash, sweating, swelling, urination problems, and vomiting.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Knuckle pain

Please help! I am a gymnast and this morning I was tumbling. However after I landed a flip I fell forward putting my hands down in front of me as usual. But once I got up I noticed a pain in my left hand middle finger. I didn't think much was wrong so I moved it around and kind of held it for a minute, then continued tumbling for another hour. Once I got home I started to realize how much it hurt. At this point I knew it wasn't my finger but it was my knuckle. It is not swollen or discolored. But it hurts really bad to move it down and side to side. I'm guessing when I put my hands down that my figure was bent side ways under my other figures and body weight forced on it. What could be wrong here??? What should I do?? Should I get a splint?


This discussion is related to finger knuckle pain.
3 Comments
Blank
4851940_tn?1385441629
You may have severely bruised the bone, or fractured it by the force that went on the hand as you landed.

An xray of the hand would be able to show whether you have caused damage to the bone.

In the meantime strap the middle finger to the two either side to immobilise it.  You can apply a lot of natural yogurt to that part and lightly bandage it.  This helps by drawing out the inflammation.  

Keep your weight off that hand too until it is fully healed.

Look after your hands, they are delicate instruments (so I was told by a consultant when my tendons were damaged through overuse - rowing a boat).

Best wishes.





Blank
5245618_tn?1365691349
You should probably got to a clinic and have them take a look at it or ice it and splint it for a week and see how that feels and if it doesn't help defiantly go to a doctor.
Blank
4851940_tn?1385441629
When there is a problem with a finger, the hospital "splints" it by taping the the ill finger to the next one, this immobilises and keeps the ill finger straight to allow it to receover.  They do the same when there is a problem with a toe as well.

Yogurt and ice as a compress both work because being cold they help to cool the inflamed flesh.

Only an xray would show whether there is any damage to the bone.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top General Health Answerers
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
1756321_tn?1377771734
Blank
Red_Star
Queensland, Australia
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mkh9
CA
1340994_tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
1530171_tn?1362547225
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON