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Old 06-21-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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Don't have free range of motion in my middle or index finger.

Hi, my name is Erika and I'm sorry if I'm posting to the wrong board, but... So I suppose before I go into this, I should go into the story.

A week ago, I was being stupid and accidentally stabbed myself in the meat of my palm, closer to my thumb. I went to the hospital immediately and got three stitches (due to come out on Monday, but by now, the wound has already closed.) I also had my tetanus shot the same day as a precautionary measure. When I did stab myself in my left hand, my middle and index fingersimmediately had a very painful tingly sensation. When I asked the doctor about it, he said I either concussed or severed the nerve to those fingers. 'It should go away in a couple days,' he said. 'If it doesn't, you'll need to see a hand specialist.'

I've did what I was instructed to take care of my wound: everyday, I put antibacterial cream on my wound and changed the bandages. The pain didn't allow me to move my fingers much. And the tingly sensation, while it died down, is far from gone. It gets worse and uncomfortably painful if I try to move my middle and index fingers apart. The muscles directly below my middle and index fingers are very stiff and I can barely bend my fingers below they just 'stop'. Today, while trying to awkwardly use my left hand to pick up something, it felt like a muscle pop to the side below my index finger.

My range of motion is these fingers are very limited. My ring and pinky are just fine. I'm wondering if I could get any suggestions of what could be wrong or if I'm overreacting. I will see this specialist when I go to the VA hospital though, just in case.

 
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