I slammed my finger in the door at work about 2 weeks ago. It was swollen and purple[just from the smallest joint to the tip], and the nail is completely black. Well, the swelling has almost completely gone away, the end of my fingernail[cuticle and a strip of skin below that] is really dark as well, and the nail is reeeeally starting to pinch in at the sides. Is this normal? Should I go to the doctor? It's only causing slight discomfort.
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Hi Eunoia,May 3, 2011 - 8:33am
Thank you for your question. A smashed finger can cause some pain. sometimes the pressure under the nail needs to be relieved, but only a doctor can make this determination. You may need to call your general practitioner's office and speak with the nurse. The nurse will tell you if he/she thinks you need to be seen by the doctor.
For more information, check out this link: MedlinePlus: Smashed Finger information
Good luck, and let us know how you're doing.
I also smashed my finger in a car door and it's starting to fall off. It's. Creeping me out bit. Do u have any suggestions how to stop it falling off? If it does fall off completely how long does a new nail take to grow back? Thank u for ur time!August 11, 2015 - 10:47am