Finger Bruise Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your finger bruise symptoms, including 7 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 7 Possible Finger Bruise Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics
  4. Related Articles

7 Possible Finger Bruise Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced finger bruise. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

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.

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

Jammed finger

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

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

Jammed thumb

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

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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Non-serious finger injury

Finger injuries are very common & rarely need medical treatment.

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

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.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: bent or crooked finger

Urgency: Hospital emergency room

Dislocated finger

A dislocated finger is the result of one of the bones in the finger being pulled apart or sideways out of alignment. Finger dislocations usually occur when the finger is bent too far backward. Although a common injury, finger dislocations that are not treated properly can result in chr...

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Mallet finger

The extensor tendon found on the backside of the hand, and the flexor tendon, found on the palm side, work together to extend the fingertip. Mallet finger is an injury to the extensor tendon that causes an inability to extend the fingertip. It is commonly caused by a direct blow to the fingertip, ...

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Finger Bruise

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

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

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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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 were most often matched with:

  • 38% Boxer'S Fracture
  • 30% Jammed Finger
  • 30% Jammed Thumb

People who have experienced finger bruise had symptoms persist for:

  • 43% Less than a day
  • 35% Less than a week
  • 12% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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