A 37-year-old member asked:
what could cause wollen joints, and calluses/bumps on fingers?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Many possibilities: Joint swelling is a sign of inflammation. If chronic , it can be related to a systemic cause such as autoimmune disorders (lupus), or age-related degenerative cause (osteoarthritis). If is is self-limited, a minor injury may be the cause. Calluses are caused by chronic pressure.
"bumps" could be anything but may indicate chronic joint disease. See your physician for evaluation.
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Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Arthritis: Arthritis in some form is a common cause. The bumps on the distal joints near the nails are called hebreden's nodes and the ones near the pip or middle joints, bouchard's nodes.
5442 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 22, 2020
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