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Middle finger swollen and stiff

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Need moreinfo: Trauma,overuse,jammed,infection,arthritis,etc.Not alot of info given,repost with more info
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. K: If it is not red, and not painful, try to keep you hand elevated, even at night and see if that helps. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opin... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Potentially: It is potentially consistent with the injury you are describing. I would certainly followup with your physician to make sure your recovery is staying... Read More
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Don't mess with hand: I would absolutely get this checked out. While it may be nothing, it could also be signs of more serious problems. The hand has so many complexities a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Simon
Integrative Medicine 33 years experience
Watch digit use: You can just watch. Generally if an infant guards or refuses to use the injured part further evaluation is definitely warranted. 1 concern would be if... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Possible osteo-: arthritis or carpal tunnel issue. Your doc can evaluate and help. Peace and good health.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery 73 years experience
Swollen finger: Most likely it was an insect bite or an injury that was not remembered. You have ruled out a systemic arthritis. Tumors of the hand are rare. You are... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
See ur Dr and get: Checked for autoimmune condition, pinched nerve, nerve inflammation etc. Take care! http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000816.Htm.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need to examine: What you described suggests carpel tunnel syndrome. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an assessment and to ascertain if you might need surger... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Finger pain: Intermittent pain, stiffness & swelling of the finger is most commonly due to inflammation of the digital joints. Examples include osteoarthritis, rhe... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
4 weeks: Depending on what you were treated for swelling in a digit or hand may continue for an additional 4 weeks.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Check for lupus: You describe joint stiffness & swelling which indicate joint inflammation (arthritis), not just joint pain (arthralgia). This coupled with the ski... Read More
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