Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

broken or what?

Hey guys, I just punched the wall due to anger and my middle finger kuncle on my right hand seems a little black and it hurts a little when I straight my hand and when I accidentally hit my bolster it's hurts so what do I do and what has happen?
6 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
15439126 tn?1444443163
You may have broken the cartilage, so I suggest you see a doctor sometime over the coming week or two.  If it aches, cold packs ought to help.  I urge refraining from punching more walls until after it has healed.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
I can barely straighten my hand now and it hurts quite a bit and what's the cartilage?
Helpful - 0
15439126 tn?1444443163
Covering the knuckle bones is a layer of cartilage, a very hard tissue (though not as hard as bone) which has some resilience and flexibility but not much.

If you cannot straighten your hand, the injury has likely led to swelling and is starting to freeze the joint's flexibility -- I urge:  keep a cold compress on it, perhaps keep it well elevated, too.  Both steps are to reduce blood pressure worsening congestion, reducing that ought to help assist healing.

A local sports' specialist dealing in boxing injuries may be of better assistance.  You might do well to consult a doctor (but I suspect there's not a lot that can be done, other than an x-ray to check to see if you've actually broken a bone).
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Thxs for information it's much better today as I can straighten it but the kuncle has sunk in a little bit and a bit pain when straighten and if I clinch my fist and let go fast to a normal hand it hurts so do I still have to worry?
Helpful - 0
15439126 tn?1444443163
For sure, avoid fast movement while it's mending.  Slow movement's fine and indeed, flexing slowly is desireable (should help boost healing circulation).

Glad to hear it's much better today, sounds like it's well on the road to recovery.  I anticipate you can return to wall punching after three or four months (but know that repeated injuries are more apt to become arthritic -- trust me, you don't want that sort of 24/7 pain).
Helpful - 0
1667242 tn?1487950547
Only an x-ray will tell if it is a fracture or not. Probably fracture.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Undiagnosed Symptoms Community

Top General Health Answerers
363281 tn?1590104173
Nelson, New Zealand
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
19694731 tn?1482849837
AL
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Discharge often isn't normal, and could mean an infection or an STD.
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.