Why is my jammed finger turning purple?

If it’s a broken or fractured finger: If the finger is fractured, the swelling will last for days. In addition, it may extend to parts of the hand surrounding the finger. The area will also bruise, giving the finger a bluish or purple hue.

Why is my finger purple with injury?

A bruised finger is also known as a finger contusion. These injuries can take a few days to a few weeks to heal. During the healing time, the bruise will change color from reddish to purple-blue, to greenish-yellow and finally to a yellow-brown before the bruise will fully go away.

How do you treat a purple finger?

Put ice or a cold pack on the finger for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. Put a thin cloth between the ice and your skin. Prop up your hand on a pillow when you ice your finger or anytime you sit or lie down during the next 3 days. Try to keep your hand above the level of your heart.

What does a blood clot in a finger look like?

Signs that you have a blood clot of the finger include: one or more firm, blue bumps on the palm side of the finger. pain, tenderness, or warmth. redness or other color changes to the finger.

How long should a jammed finger be swollen?

A jammed finger or broken joint will cause pain, swelling, and immobility of the finger. Swelling may occur and last for a few weeks. The swelling should go down after a few weeks, but the swelling may persist depending on the severity of the injury.

Should a jammed finger bruise?

While jammed fingers are less serious than a fracture, you will still experience bruising and swelling; and even with a broken bone, you may have a limited range of motion. If you injured your hand and are experiencing swelling and bruising, the best way to know for sure is to get an x-ray of your fingers.

What does blood clot in finger look like?

What does it mean when a finger turns purple?

Jonathan Cluett, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. A finger typically turns purple when blood is not circulating well to the hand.

What happened to my finger after jamming it?

The day after I jammed my middle finger catching a football, it remained bent and had swollen to twice its size. I was a little concerned, but blew it off, figuring that it was just a bad jam. I’d had them before. Five days later, though, my finger had turned bright green and purple, and wouldn’t straighten on its own.

How do you get a jammed finger?

Causes. You can get a jammed finger when you smash your finger against something and the force pushes the tip of your finger down toward your hand. In this case, the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint in the middle of your finger absorbs the force of the blow and the ligament in your finger gets stretched.

How do I know if my finger is jammed or broken?

A doctor can usually tell the difference between a jammed finger and a broken finger based on a visual examination. A broken finger may have a bone either visibly sticking out of the skin or will be protruding toward the skin. A person may hear a cracking or popping noise with finger movement if they have a broken finger.