Finger Contusion Overview
What is a finger contusion?
A person with a finger contusion has a bruise to the soft tissues of the finger. A contusion is a swollen collection of blood that forms when blood vessels are broken, usually due to an injury. The most common type of contusion is a bruise. The color of a bruise represents blood that leaked into the tissue beneath the skin.
What are the symptoms of a finger contusion?
Common symptoms of a finger contusion include finger pain, finger swelling, finger tenderness, bruising, and a collection of blood under the fingernail.
How does the doctor treat a finger contusion?
Treatment for a finger contusion includes rest, cold compresses, elevation, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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