A 41-year-old male asked:
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the knuckle of my index finger hurts when i bend it (burning/pulling feeling). comes and goes. no redness or swelling. what is it/how to heal?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are multiple potential causes and I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes is a synovitis of the lining of the joint capsule if that joint. If not contraindicated, trying an NSAIDs when it is symptomatic may be of some benefit.
Answered on Jun 27, 2016
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