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A 41-year-old male asked:

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
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
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.
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