I pretended to be my 8-year old little girl and crushed my finger in my car door last Tuesday (9 days ago). Yes!
At first after I got the door open and inside my office staff lounge, the pain went to being numb then back to pain. Did this back and forth for a while. I had a centimeter long cut along the left side of my index finger (right hand). Bleed once I got it inside and bleed for a while. I wrapped it with ice and went to the doctor. He put a band-aid on it (yes, that was it), so I went back to work. By this time it was not HORRIBLE but starting to throb.
As time went on, it got really bad (throbbing). Thankfully, the office I work in is a dental clinic that my Dad and brother-in-law are the dentists. After not being able to stand it anymore, told my bro-in-law to just shoot me up!!! So he did. He totally numbed the tip of my finger (where I crushed it) with Mardicane then drilled a small hole in my finger nail to release the blood clot forming causing the throbbing. WORKED! They x-ray'ed it and shockingly, no break. Slept like a baby that night, despite having a splint on my finger.
The next day it wears off but the tip of my finger is a somewhat still numb. Come to find out, 9 days later, it's still that way.
After my brother-in-law called a MD friend, said that giving the shot was fine, had nothing to do with the numbness now and it should get better. Now after reading information online and talking to my dad... we are positive I have nerve damage from either the crush or the cut.
How long does this type of injury last? I still have a band-aid on it (no not the same one) to protect it from touching anything because I can't stand it and still hurts a little.
Thanks for any help/info!