I crushed my thumb in a car door. There are no fractures, but approximately 90% of the nail is black. Now, the skin on the sides of the nail is turning black, there is a large lump under the skin at the base of the nail that has black areas and is swollen and enflamed. Every day the finger looks worse and worse. I'm still in excruciating pain and taking advil every 4 hours (this is worse than childbirth!). The finger looks scary, and I'm starting to fear the swelling under the skin at the base of the nail (by the cuticle). I'm not going to lose my finger, right? When will the pain subside? I can't even take care of my daughter. I could post a link with a picture of the thumb for clarification if needed.
Please help! Thanks!
Last edited by MHirose; 03-05-2008 at 02:57 AM.