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Learn about your finger bruise, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your finger bruise from our A.I. health assistant. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

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Your Finger Bruise May Also be Known as:
Bruise on finger
Bruised finger
Finger bruising
Finger is bruised

Top 3 Finger Bruise Causes

  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.

    Apply ice to relieve pain and swelling. If there is an open wound, gently clean with soap and water. Proceed to your nearest urgent care clinic.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    finger pain, swollen finger, finger bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with boxer's fracture:
    finger pain, swollen finger
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

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  2. 2.Jammed Finger

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

    You should visit a physician or urgent care center in the next day. Generally, surgery is not required and splinting is sufficient.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    finger pain from an injury, recent finger 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.

    You should visit a physician or urgent care center in the next day. Generally, surgery is not required and splinting is sufficient.

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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Finger Bruise

  • Q.How badly bruised is your hand?
  • Q.How long has your hand bruising been going on?
  • Q.Did you recently injure your hand or fingers?
  • Q.Where is your hand area swelling?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our finger bruise symptom checker.

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Finger Bruise Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced finger bruise have also experienced:

    • 8% Hand Numbness
    • 6% Finger Pain
    • 6% Hand Tingling
  • People who have experienced finger bruise had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Less Than a Day
    • 33% Less Than a Week
    • 11% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced finger bruise were most often matched with:

    • 17% Jammed Finger
    • 12% Boxer's Fracture
  • 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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