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A 33-year-old member asked:

Middle finger joint pain and some swelling. 47 yr old. arthritis?

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Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 35 years experience
Get evaluated: You could have arthritis, you need a correct diagnosis and treatment to prevent your condition from getting worse.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
It can be: There are a few possible causes of swelling of a joint in the hand of a 47 year old. Osteoarthritis and gout would be the most common along with trauma. Rheumatoid arthritis would be less common in only one joint.

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Last updated Sep 10, 2018

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