How to deal with pain on the head of metacarpal bone
Having severe pain on the hand after punching a wall? Let our medical experts advise you on how to treat this pain & whether it will cause permanent damage.
Earlier, I used to do it the same way and have done it hundreds of times but the pain I felt used to go away before my smashed up mood or just in an hour or two. But, this time recently it lasted for longer. The next day I was unable to use my finger normally because it pained but was much gone (not completely though) the very next day. I believed, it will take its time and will recover. I was now able to do all the things (I even write with my left hand, the injured one).
Being the same for three days, on the 4th morning, I realized the pain has vanished completely. I had even stopped punching with this hand for some days and still not doing that, but even now (after some 8-9 days of that incident) I am still feeling a bit of pain (that's for the moment when I am punching/hitting it) while punching at medium level. Apart from that, I don't feel any pain while doing anything or lifting anything. I only feel it when I am trying to punch (just to test my hand). I believe it can heal up with time but I wish to seek expert's advice on ISC.
[That's my case history of how, what and when did it happened. I am also attaching a photo to let you know the exact location of pain.]
I want to know if it could be a fracture. If the pain is due to the temporary damage in the muscles and ligaments around the knuckle, how long can/should it take to recover?