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A 29-year-old female asked:

Distal phalanx pain in my thumb joint red swollen,painful, pops uncontrollably when i bend it &often stiff.skin is rough&dry in the area what's wrong?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Needs checked: by your Dr or an Urgent Care--cannot tell if infection, injury, gout, or other issue present over Internet. Needs examined and might lead to imaging (xray) or blood test to help differentiate issue and recommend treatment.
Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Trigger: It could be a trigger finger. Try heat or ice. If no change an evaluation with a hand surgeon could help.

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Last updated Mar 2, 2018

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