Broken blood vessels in fingers?

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    Oct 26, 2008 6:36 PM GMT
    I have a problem with my fingers which I think is broken blood vessels. It happens when I do intense gripping exercises, like rowing, pull downs, and sometimes when I grip something hard like a door knob that doesn't turn. I get a very sore knot, sometimes a little bruising, that lasts a few days to a week. It's usually on my ring or index fingers, inside, between the 2nd and 3rd joints. It's difficult to know exactly what causes it, because the pain is delayed, and I don't notice until sometime later in the day.

    Does anyone have suggestions on how to prevent or reduce these injuries, and how to treat them? It doesn't seem like gloves would help, but possibly? I don't have any bruising or similar injuries anywhere else on my body, or any other pain in my hands, so I am pretty sure it's a mechanical problem with my hands and the way I exercise.
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    Oct 26, 2008 10:11 PM GMT
    This 'very sore knot' could come from a buildup of fluid. That could be diet related. I don't think it would be blood vessels.
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    Oct 26, 2008 11:58 PM GMT
    you'll know when you break a blood vessel, I sometimes get them when I'm doing alot of pulled sugar, they are very painful
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    Oct 27, 2008 12:32 AM GMT
    I totally get these too. Not during workouts, but it happens at random times, and at the joints. I've mentioned it to my doctors, and they don't offer much in the way of explanation. I'd certainly like to know more and if this is anything to worry about or if it's "normal."
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    Oct 27, 2008 1:12 AM GMT
    There's definitely bruising, because it turns purple, then blue and black, but I can't tell if it's a lump that causes me to get a bruise, or if the bruise causes the lump. Rarely, I notice it right when it happens, such as when I carry a paint bucket or something that puts direct pressure on the inside of the finger, and in those cases, it is very painful. But usually, it's more of a dull ache, and a small bump, about the size of a BB.

    Greygull, do you get them making pulled sugar, or eating it? I'm assuming making?

    Dubussy81, what type of diet do you think would cause such a buildup? I have been a vegetarian 21 years, but have a pretty varied and healthy diet (milk, cheese and eggs with all the veggies)
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    Oct 27, 2008 1:54 AM GMT
    I'm thinking maybe it's a ganglion cyst caused be an injury to the tendon? I read some about them, and they don't seem common in that location, but is that a reasonable diagnosis? It explains both the bruise (from the injury) and the lump (from the leakage of fluid). And why they go away by themselves.

    If that's it, the standard procedure seems to be to just watch them and wait, but to see a doctor if they become too painful, rupture, or get larger.
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    Oct 27, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    Making , You have to heat it 320 degrees Fahrenheit and cool ti down to about 200 then pull it. and it has to stay hot so you can shape it. I burst a couple blood vessels in my hands that way .
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    Oct 30, 2008 1:33 PM GMT
    Well, ask your boyfriend if our dicks hurt his hand? icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 06, 2008 12:17 AM GMT
    You probaly need some major nutritional support. As a naturopathic doctor I understand about broken blood vessels and bleeding gums. Growing up my parents feed me horribly causing bleeding gums and now that I understand nutrition much better as a naturopathic doctor. I feel that I could help you regain strength in your circulatory system. Not to frighten you but a stroke is a broken blood vessel in your brain. This could be a warning so take heed and see somebody that deals in nurtrition, Telephone consultations are also available if you can't get your ass to Burbank California. www.paramountherbs.com
  • ueatzit

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    Nov 06, 2008 12:44 AM GMT
    Hey I had this happen too....but years ago. It was a chronic/slow-to-heal issue that I never sought treatment for other than having my bf's mother who is a nurse practioner look at it. It is a burst vessel but have no solid explanation as to why it happened to me at that particular time. I have rather large hands and burst a vessel on my right ring finger while doing rows with a dumbbell. My finger suffered local swelling and some discoloration that subsided over a week. At the time that this happened I had a set of dumbbells that had skinny handles so that it was difficult to grip them with my hands, I didn't use lifting gloves, and I was wearing my self thin with poor diet and too much stress in hindsight. I had the same problem periodically for months, in the same spot in the same finger. I feel that all these factors contributed to my injury and it took months for me to figure out that getting a new set of dumbbells that could grip properly along with a sturdy set of supportive gloves would prevent it from happening again. That was three years ago, and have not had a relapse. The biggest factor preventing this sort of injury has been the habitual use of supportive gloves. Hope this helps!