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A 32-year-old member asked:

Joint pain in my left index finger. why?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Possible diagnoses: If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joint is larger and feels bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility. If there is soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible but in RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doc if it is not improving.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Cannot really say without a physical examination. Can be arthritis, tendonitis, joint infection, gout (unusual spot), tendon injury. Physical exam should determine what it is and what should be done about it.

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How to deal with the pain in my index finger?

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See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

Joint pain between fingers when i bend?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Joint pain: Unfortunately, the information you provided is not enough to make out a diagnosis. More info is needed such as how long you've had it for, is there swelling, redness with it, how many joints are involved, how did it get started, etc. You may choose to see a local doc to discuss it with him in more detail.

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