U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Chicago, IL
A 40-year-old male asked:

39 yo with pain in ring finger dip joints when pushed sideways toward thumb. no obvious redness or swelling. i play piano, kayak and do photography.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 53 years experience
Osteoarthritis ?: Osteoarthritis is probably what you have. Gentle exercise will assist with decreasing pain. Additionally, a splint for the DIP joint is a common recommendation for the treatment of DIP joint arthritis. See a rheumatologist or a hand surgeon.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 5, 2019


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.