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A 24-year-old female asked:

i think i have a corn on my finger on the joint. it's on my right hand pointer finger. what do i do? how do i get rid of it?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Corny ?: Question is how did it arise. Do you carry a heavy bag with your fingers curled around the handle? In any case I would see a dermatologist who can make the correct diagnosis of a corn or a wart and go over with you the ways of getting rid of it without injuring the underlying joint.

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A 35-year-old female asked:

My ring finger on my left hand hurts really bad on the knuckle. It has a knot on the side of it. Could I have possibly tore a ligament or something?

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