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    Unhappy How to tell if finger broken?

    Was playing paintball yesterday, went to clean my gun but my barrel was stuck so put my finger in the barrel to get some gunk out, the gun was off, plus safety was on (electric). Gun misfired and shot my finger (left hand, finger next to pinky). I was wearin gloves, took them off quick and my fingernail there was like a purple mark, then about 5 minutes later turned a blackish-purple color. today the tip of my finger is really the only part bothering me I cant type with it because it feels like somethings under my skin of the finger bothering me, think i should get it checked out?
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    Heh, I shot my self in the finger paintballing two days ago. Its still a bit swolen but I don't think it's broken. I doubt yours is broken, but it might be a good idea to get it checked out anyways.
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    You probably burst a blood vessel in your finger nail. If you can move your finger without much pain, cept in the tip, it's probably just a burst blood vessel; similar to hitting your thumb with a hammer. If the pain under the nail gets too bad, you could put a hole in the nail to drain the blood. If you go to a hospital, that's what they will do.
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    Doubt its broken.... can you move it?

    If anything, you just killed the nail... your finger nail will die, and fall off... but it will grow back.

    I broke my finger several years ago, when the handle on my parents push mower folded up on it (actually the handle fell on it and smashed it). I couldn't move my finger, and it smashed my finger tip - broke a vessel, and the nail ended up fall off, but it grew back.

    There's nothing you can do if you break a finger anyways (unless you shattered it). Just tape it to your middle finger.. that's about it... and try not to move it.
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    If you can move your finger, its most likely not broken, however it could be fractured so get it checked out regardless.
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    If you bend it, than it's not broken.

    You may have a hairline fracture. Best thing is to get a splint.

    Also, underneath your nail, you can pop the skin and remove the dead blood (the black blood). Your nail may or may not fall off...
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    If you can move it it's not broken. at worst you may have a compression fracture in the last bone. That's not that big of a deal and they wouldn't do anything for it. I had 4 or 5 fingers broken durring my kickboxing career. All they do is splint it and tell you not to hit anyone for a couple weeks.

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    xray it....maybe an hairline fracture
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    If it's broken in the xrays, we can Photoshop it
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    Originally posted by timechange
    If it's broken in the xrays, we can Photoshop it
    Haha.. A typical Timechange response..
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    rotfl timechange!

    Just hope it's not shattered, then we'd have to draw you a whole new one.
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    Had a friend look at it, he says it's fractured, gonna get it checked out this week.. it feels lil better but my finger tip feels really weird it's like I have no feeling there.
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    Here's the basic way to tell. Hold your pinky straight out like this:

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    Now grab it with your other hand and wiggle like this:

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    i can wiggle it one way but not the other, can't do it back.
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    Shouldn't go back, unless you haven't figured it out your fingers don't move backwards
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    Then it isnt broken if you can move it..
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    You can move your fingers.. Im talking left to right, not back or forward. If it causes great discomfort then it is mots likely broken. If not lateral movement causes pain, it is most likely a jam.

    As you can tell, I have broken many fingers in my lifetime

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    i would just splint it or try not to move it for a while...i dont think its worth the doctor bill to have it checked out?
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    I'm double jointed, I can move my finger back but now I can't. I've broken my pinky before on left hand, why can't it be on the right so I have an excuse not to write stuff and do paperwork lol.
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    Just go for Xrays, better safe than sorry...

    btw: Nationhosts, remember when your partner tried to rip me off w/ a dedicated server so I called your house and talked to your mom?
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    Originally posted by NickRac
    Just go for Xrays, better safe than sorry...

    btw: Nationhosts, remember when your partner tried to rip me off w/ a dedicated server so I called your house and talked to your mom?
    ROFL!
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    Originally posted by NickRac
    btw: Nationhosts, remember when your partner tried to rip me off w/ a dedicated server so I called your house and talked to your mom?


    Forget chargebacks, talking to parents is where its at!
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    LOL agreed!

    I wonder if he got grounded? LOL
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    Originally posted by NickRac
    Just go for Xrays, better safe than sorry...

    btw: Nationhosts, remember when your partner tried to rip me off w/ a dedicated server so I called your house and talked to your mom?

    hahahahaha
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    Notice how nationhosts went offline after that?

    LOL
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    Yeah it's true, but he called my home phone instead of tollfree number and no I didn't get grounded, I'm living with my mother until I can use some of this money as profit instead of investing into racks to buy my own place so as long as it's nothing illegal shes fine with it.


    oh forgot to mention i'm not signing off, I check back on this thread every few minutes then go over to ebay, been doing this for a few months just looking for apc reboot switches, they got nice deals over there.
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    So how old are you really then eh?

    And why would your mom say she is grounding you?

    Sorry but we were all in the chat channel when he was on the phone with you and your mom so we know all that was said
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    Hey Matt, how can you be the CEO of a business when it's not even registered in the state of florida?

    Not implying anything, I'm just curious...
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    it's registered as a LLC through corporation.com. I'm 18 but won't lie, started the business when I was 17 so this is my first year not having to go to highschool thank god, I go to a votec (OATC, Tech School) taking a course on Computer Electronics Technology, this is my second year and after that going for my A+ certification and a network administration certificate. Reason I mentioned grounded someone in the thread said "wonder if he got grounded".


    EDIT: Company name is nationhosts, llc . where did you go to look that up? If you meant a TM we're not a TM but our designer added that in our design.
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    Originally posted by NationHosts
    it's registered as a LLC through corporation.com. I'm 18 but won't lie, started the business when I was 17 so this is my first year not having to go to highschool thank god, I go to a votec (OATC, Tech School) taking a course on Computer Electronics Technology, this is my second year and after that going for my A+ certification and a network administration certificate. Reason I mentioned grounded someone in the thread said "wonder if he got grounded".


    EDIT: Company name is nationhosts, llc . where did you go to look that up? If you meant a TM we're not a TM but our designer added that in our design.
    Matt,

    Either one of two things-- you are lieing or corporation.com did not file your papers, which makes you liable for that.

    When searching for 'Nationhosts, LLC' in the State of Florida's incorporation database, I couldn't find it.
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    Either I just blew 512 bucks to have them file it for me or i'm lyeing, you pick. I have no reason to lie, why make money and risk having the IRS screw with me? I don't want to be like the 9 year old who was shut down for running a lemonade stand. Hey also how'd this topic turn into business I thought you guys were helping me figure out what to do about my finger lol! My finger hurts more than the insults people say
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    Originally posted by NationHosts
    I'm 18 but won't lie, started the business when I was 17
    If you're over 18 why is the company "nationhosts, L.L.C." registered to a Diane Cohen instead of to you?
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    NickRac, are you pointing the (broken) finger?
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    No, just wondering
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    You sure brought this thread back from the dead...
    ^^ IM WITH STUPID!! ^^

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