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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Finger Bruise

Updated on Aug. 29, 2018

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced finger bruise. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Boxer's Fracture

    Boxer's fracture is a term for a fracture of one of fingers and generally occurs after a closed fist makes contact with a hard object.

    With proper medical attention, a Boxer's Fracture heals within 4 months.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    finger pain, swollen finger, finger bruise, punched a hard object
    Symptoms that always occur with boxer's fracture:
    finger pain, swollen finger, punched a hard object
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  2. 2.Jammed Finger

    Jammed fingers are common in sports but may occur during daily activity.

    2-3 weeks

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    recent finger injury, finger pain from an injury, swollen finger, finger joint stiffness, finger bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with jammed finger:
    recent finger injury, finger pain from an injury
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Jammed Thumb

    Jammed thumbs are common in sports but may occur during daily activity.

    2-3 weeks

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    thumb injury, thumb pain from an injury, swollen thumb, finger bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with jammed thumb:
    thumb injury, thumb pain from an injury
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Non - Serious Finger Injury

    Finger injuries are very common & rarely need medical treatment.

    The pain & swelling will begin to resolve within a few days.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    recent finger injury, finger pain from an injury, swollen finger, severe finger pain
    Symptoms that always occur with non-serious finger injury:
    recent finger injury
    Symptoms that never occur with non-serious finger injury:
    bent or crooked finger
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  5. 5.Finger That Is Bent Out of Shape

    You should have your finger x-rayed. It's not a good idea to try and fix the finger by yourself.

    MISSING

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    bent or crooked finger
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  6. 6.Dislocated Finger

    Dislocations of the finger at the base of the finger are relatively rare. However, when they do happen, they can damage the blood supply to the finger and its nerves.

    Good prognosis with rehab

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    bent or crooked finger, finger dislocation at the middle knuckle, swollen finger, finger pain from an injury
    Symptoms that always occur with dislocated finger:
    bent or crooked finger, finger dislocation at the middle knuckle
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  7. 7.Mallet Finger

    Mallet finger is an injury to the furthest knuckle tendon of the finger, which makes it impossible to straighten the tip of the finger.

    6-8 weeks with a splint

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in the knuckle at the end of the finger, recent finger injury, finger pain from an injury, possible damage to the ligament that straightens the tip of the finger, inability to move the finger fully
    Symptoms that always occur with mallet finger:
    finger pain from an injury, pain in the knuckle at the end of the finger, possible damage to the ligament that straightens the tip of the finger
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Finger Bruise

  • Q.Where is your hand area swelling?
  • Q.Did you recently injure your hand or fingers?
  • Q.Did you punch a hard object?
  • Q.Where exactly is your hand pain?

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Finger Bruise Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced finger bruise have also experienced:

    • 18% Finger Pain
    • 16% Swollen Finger
    • 5% Hand Numbness
  • People who have experienced finger bruise had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Less Than a Day
    • 35% Less Than a Week
    • 12% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced finger bruise were most often matched with:

    • 38% Boxer's Fracture
    • 30% Jammed Finger
    • 30% Jammed Thumb
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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