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Reason for sudden onset distal joint finger pain, nail pitting? No history of psoriasis.

Reason for sudden onset distal joint finger pain, nail pitting? No history of psoriasis.

Get evaluated: See a rheumatologist. Sometimes psoriatic arthritis appears before the classic skin changes. Nail pitting can be associated with psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Finger Pain (Definition)

definition is a FINGER that hurts -if concerned see ...Read more


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What can I do for finger pain?

What can I do for finger pain?

Finger pain: Let your family doctor help u explore the causes & treat those. ...Read more

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I have finger pain the morning?

I have finger pain the morning?

Possible arthritis: Morning pain in the fingers can be a sign of arthritis. This could be a serious condition and would merit a visit to your physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing finger pain. ?

I am experiencing  finger pain.
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More Info: There would be many possible causes. First you didn't say if it was the joint itself. Obviously, trauma would be a common cause. Arthritis and other inflammatory conditions can cause pain but I would expect swelling and warmth. More information is needed to give you a better answer ...Read more

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How much should I worry about finger pain?

How much should I worry about finger pain?

Depends: On where it is and if it is associated with redness, swelling loss of motion. Need to be more specific. ...Read more

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Finger pain! what can I do? Its my mouse finger

Finger pain! what can I do? Its my mouse finger

Sprain or Trigger: Given your age the two most likley causes are a trigger finger or a sprain. If it is a trigger finger an injection can help. If it is a sprain rest, ice and time are the best solutions. I would see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting finger pain?

Are some people more prone to getting finger pain?

Finger pain: Common causes of finger pain include injury or trauma, such as bending your finger backward (hyperextension) or from repetitive use, such as long periods of keyboarding. More serious conditions, such as diabetes or a neck or spinal cord injury, can also cause pain or a burning sensation in your fingers. Sore joints in the fingers may be caused by arthritis, inflammation, and age-related wear. ...Read more

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What is the best medication to alleviate finger pain?

Various: You must first find out what is causing it. If it is arthritis, your physician may prescribe something like tylenol (acetaminophen) or alleve. If it is from gout another drug may be necessary. If you are a diabetic and it may be neuropathic pain, and a different drug may be necessary. As you can see, you must first find out what is causing the pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Finger pain?

What is the definition or description of: Finger pain?

See below: definition is a FINGER that hurts -if concerned see an ORTHO HAND specialist ...Read more

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How could I reduce sprained finger pain?

How could I reduce sprained finger pain?

Finger sprain: Swelling from a sprain, bruise or tiny fracture may make the joint stiff and as a result hard to make a full fist or painful making the hand feel weak. Typically it is better to transiently splint the pip and dip figer joints straight when inactive, ice and at the same time work on motion when swelling is down. Nsaids can help as well. Often swelling persists in the small joints for a few months. ...Read more

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Is using mouse cause of second digit finger pain?

Is using mouse cause of second digit finger pain?

Maybe: There are a number of causes of finger pain but over use can cause pain. Try rest, ice and advil or aleve (naproxen). If the pain does not improve see a hand surgeon diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause finger pain radiating into elbows?

What could cause finger pain radiating into elbows?

Ulnar nerve injury: A common cause of elbow pain radiating into the hand is an injury to the ulnar nerve at the elbow - when you hit your 'funny bone', you feel pain in your 4th and 5th fingers. ...Read more

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I am experiencing finger pain. I trapped my finger in a metal automatic car door, what do I do ?

I am experiencing  finger pain. I trapped my finger in a metal automatic car door, what do I do
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X-ray ?: If it's getting better daily and you can bend it it is probably ok If it is very swollen, unable to bend or very painful if bumped you may have a fracture. An x ray will tell you. If not improving daily get it seen by MD ...Read more

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Could I have mallet finger if I have finger pain?

Could I have mallet finger if I have finger pain?

Where is pain: Mallet finger is a rupture of the extensor tendon at the level of the distal interphalyngeal joint requiring 6-8 weeks of splinting for tendon to heal. Primary symptom is inability to extend the distal phalynx with some swelling not pain. Seek a hand surgical evaluation. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I reduce sprained finger pain?

I was just wondering how can I reduce sprained finger pain?

Finger sprain: Swelling from a sprain, bruise or tiny fracture may make the joint stiff and as a result hard to make a full fist or painful making the hand feel weak. Typically it is better to transiently splint the pip and dip figer joints straight when inactive, ice and at the same time work on motion when swelling is down. Nsaids can help as well. Often swelling persists in the small joints for a few months. ...Read more

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Sudden pinky and ring finger pain?

Sudden pinky and ring finger pain?

Probable nerve issue: That is the most common innervation for ulnar nerve issues, next might be cervical in origin. ...Read more

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Can we get an finger ache or finger pain?

Sure: You can have pain in any joint, tendon or muscle. ...Read more

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What can I do for pinky finger pain and numbness?

Get it evaluated: Numbness suggests nerve compression and that compression can be at one of several points in your neck or arm. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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