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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
32 years experience Family Medicine
Swollen Knuckle: You may have osteoarthritis or gout. Please see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Balaram
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xrays: You should get an xray to make sure there is no fracture. Some fractures of the knuckles can involve the joint space and cause long term pain. Hopef ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Buddy strapping: Use a tape to strap your affected finger to the adjacent finger for support. If you keep experiencing ongoing pain then an X Ray is a wise idea. Most ... Read More
Dr. Todd Siff
Dr. Todd Siff answered
27 years experience Hand Surgery
6 weeks to 3 months: A bruised and swollen knuckle can be a sprain of the ligaments or a contusion (as long as the xrays show that there is no fracture). If the pain is w ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
44 years experience Hand Surgery
Initially yes: If your problem is acute ice is the way to go you might also try advil (ibuprofen) r naprosin after 24hrs heat may help if pain persist.... See your ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Swollen injured fing: She need to have it xrayed.If it is broken and shows on xray, then they will put a finger splint and the finger will heal without any complications in ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Andres Taleisnik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
You : You should see a hand specialist to obtain a diagnosis. It may simply be "sprained" or "jammed" and require no treatment other than passage of time. T ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Needs to be seen: Whether it is an infection, an acute arthritis, or you injured it while sleeping can't be determined from my computer. A visit to a medical care give ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
X-ray: Your doc can see that your get an x-ray and treatment as needed. It would be good for you to get this checked out. Peace and good health.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: The only way to know for sure is to have it x-rayed. Have it checked out as soon as possible, because if it is broken, you want to make sure it heals ... Read More
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