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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
42 years experience Podiatry
Overuse Stress: Your pain appears to be related to overuse, or possibly a biomechanical issue. If you are an excessive pronator or supinator, you could be creating ad ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Sharp pain: Sharp pain in foot or ankle are usually nerve related. Get nerve conduction study to see if that is the issue.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
23 years experience Family Medicine
Overuse injury: Could be a sprain or any of various kinds of overuse injuries, etc. Best way to get it to settle down is to use it as little as possible - wear a spli ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Hand pain: When people say knuckle they are typically referring to the so-called metacarpo-phalangeal joint (mcp) i.E the one people use when they punch. But oth ... Read More
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Dr. Jock Sneddon
48 years experience Occupational Medicine
Which knuckle : This question would be a lot easier to answer if we knew the specific finger and joint involved. At your age I do not suspect osteoarthritis. Probably ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
27 years experience Hand Surgery
Couple of things: There are actually many things that can cause pain at that "knuckle." arthritis can present as pain, synovitis or joint inflammation can also cause p ... Read More
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Dr. Christian Foglar
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Either joint or tend: It should be either joint or tendon related but more likely tendon. Can't tell you more than that without looking and feeling it.
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Dr. Vincent Yamamoto
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Several causes: There are several possible causes of your pain. If your finger gets caught in mid-flexion and then snaps, then you have a trigger finger. If the knu ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Injury??: Sounds like a bruise. If you had significant trauma to the finger then you should get an x-ray to see if it is broken.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
19 years experience Podiatry
Early arthritis?: Sharp pains in the toes at your age would seem out of the ordinary. The feeling of having to "crack" the toe joints with pain may indicate that you m ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Trigger finger: If it gets "stuck" sometimes and you have to "unstick" it with your other hand, wonder about trigger finger. If pain but no sticking of the finger, w ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
Flexor tendinitis: It could be a tendinitis of the flexor tendon coming thru the pulley in the palm of the hand by the base of the 5th finger. If exercise of flexing ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Tendinitis: You have a flexor tendon which goes through a sheath. These run up to each of your fingers and then to your palm. Some type of inflammatory process o ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
27 years experience Family Medicine
Trigger finger : Most likely you have above condition . It is inflamed part of tendon forming a nodule passing under ligament like structure. It hurts when trying to b ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You need to have a doctor examine the finger if the pain is severe. Go to the er.
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