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what could cause wollen joints, and calluses/bumps on fingers?

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Dr. David Levens
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.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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.

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