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    Old 02-12-2018, 09:04 AM   #1
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    Girlfriend smashed fingers. Now she has whole arm numbness.

    A few nights ago my girlfriend smashed her left index and middle finger in a door, and they are pretty messed up. We went to a walk in clinic where they cleaned it, wrapped it, and sent her home. She's complaining that her whole arm is numb as well as terrible pain in her finger tips (obviously). Is there any cause for concern? I'm really worries about her and I don't know what to do. Any tips would be helpful.

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    Re: Girlfriend smashed fingers. Now she has whole arm numbness.

    Unfortunately it sounds like she might have damaged some nerves...slamming your fingers is really painful. I had mine caught in a window (electric) on the door a year ago and I remember the pain!

    Nerves do two things...they regenerate, which is good...but when that happens, it burns! Its the strangest thing but as the blood flow starts to come back it actually hurts worse for a while....nerves also die when injured. If she is having pain, they are not dead!

    If the clinic didnt think anything was broken, its probably just the actual healing which is hurting her...I would talk to the family doctor OR go see an orthopedic specialist (bones) to make sure nothing was really hurt....other than icing it, to take away the pain, there isnt a whole lot you can . Just please be sure that nothing was broken!

    Hope this helps...
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