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A 38-year-old member asked:

finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
Possibly...: It could be. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and discuss treatment options to help relieve your symptoms.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Possibly, but: Possibly, but many possible causes. Perhaps 30 varieties of arthritis to consider. Rheumatologist will be very helpful.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Psoriatic arthritis : Typically shows up as distal arthritis with the structure of the joint being very compromised and irregular. We often referred to it as a saw tooth pattern in the joint. When the whole finger is swollen it is more likely a inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis associate it with finger swelling it's call dactylitis

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Wisdom teeth- doctor said I will have no swelling. So why take them out?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Future problems : Many people just don't have enough room in their jaws for proper erruption or maintenance of wisdom teeth. Sometimes they can form cysts, or damage the other teeth. As a result, we often recommend removing the wisdom teeth before there is pain or swelling. A common time to consider this is around age 15-17, as the roots are not completely formed yet, and the surgery is easiest.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Would you wear splint for a finger injury?

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Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
That depends: The nature of the injury determines what kind of treatment is required. Did you have a crushing injury, hyper extension or flexion of the finger, jamming the finger. Most importantly could it be broken ? Immobilization can help many injuries , but the length of time is really determined by what specifically is injured.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What causes tongue swelling a year after it was pierced?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Possible infection: It may or may not be related to the piercing since it is now one year down the line. If it is related then it could be an infection which you should have checked out.
A 44-year-old male asked:

I have swelling in the back and side of my knee?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Commonly a cyst: This can be from many things but if you have an internal knee problem like a meniscus tear or wear on your cartilage, you joint can make extra fluid and this can escape out the back of the knee joint and create a space filled with joint fluid called a poplital (or baker's) cyst. Get evaluated by your doctor first and get a diagnosis.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can I help manage my pulmonary and pedal edema symptoms?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Trattner
Podiatry 33 years experience
Elevate & compress: The best self treatment would be to elevate your feet (above your heart) when sitting & elevate the foot of the bed while sleeping. Also compression stockings should be applied every morning before getting out of bed.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
I agree with the above with the caveat this is discussed with your Internist or specialist as while attempting to remove the swelling from the foot you would not want to overload the heart or lungs.
Aug 17, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
I agree with the above with the caveat you discuss this plan with your internist or specialist. The reason by attempting to remove swelling of the foot you would want to make sure you are not overloading your heart or lungs.
Aug 17, 2012

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