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If I make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?

If I make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Knot coming up on inside of hand on middle finger joint painful help?

Knot coming up on inside of hand on middle finger joint painful help?

Probably a ganglion : Cyst. Typically, come from a joint. Can be very painful. Most hand bumps are benign. Typically, can be aspirated with a needle and decompressed or otherwise surgical excised. Used to call them bible beater lesions because the biggest book on the house was the bible and by smacking it with the 'good book' caused them to rupture. I do not recommend this though. See an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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My middle finger joint always aches. What are my options to remedy the constant pain?

My middle finger joint always aches. What are my options to remedy the constant pain?

A diagnosis: The only remedy for a chronic painful problem is having a diangnosis by history, exam, perhaps images, and even blood work. Go see you doc. ...Read more

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Why has middle finger joint grown the size of big pea the last 5 years. It sticks out on the side close to my nail?

Why has middle finger joint grown the size of big pea the last 5 years. It sticks out on the side close to my nail?

Cyst/tophus: It's most likely a cyst/tophus. Have you been diagnosed with gout? Is it soft or bony? If bony may be an arthritic spur. Does it interfere with your daily activities? Bring it up at your next office visit with your PCP. ...Read more

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Third finger pain and swelling after drinking. What is the cure? Pain in finger joint.

Third finger pain and swelling after drinking. What is the cure? Pain in finger joint.

Finger pain: You may have gout of the hand after drinking. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and cut down on the drinking. ...Read more

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Sudden extreme pain in pinky finger joint where it connects to hand. No injury.

Sudden extreme pain in pinky finger joint where it connects to hand.  No injury.

See your doctor: The symptoms you describe can be due to tendonitis (trigger finger), arthritis and nerve irritation, among others. Be sure to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I used to play tenis. Now I feel pain in my hand finger joint.What's ur recommendation?

I used to play tenis. Now I feel pain in my hand finger joint.What's ur recommendation?

Hand and finger pain: Depends on many factors i. E what joints, how intense is the pain, how constant, how dysfunctional you are (what can you and can't you do) etc... So need to know a lot more details. A visit to your doctor with a good history and physical and x-rays will tell a lot. While arthritis is a likely possiblity you need to have it checked. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to address the swelling around the left-hand small finger joint and pain at the base of thumb?

What can I do to address the swelling around the left-hand small finger joint and pain at the base of thumb?

Find the reason for : It then treat it, usually the doctor give anti-it then treat it, usually the doctor give anti- inflammatory medication(motrin, naproysen, celebrax .)
Or go higher to give steroids check with your doctor which is better for you. ...Read more

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Osteoarthritistis in back and maybe my knee. My proximal finger joint of right index finger is painful x2days. Arhritis or infection more likely?

Osteoarthritistis in back and maybe my knee. My proximal finger joint of right index finger is painful x2days. Arhritis or infection more likely?

Arthritis: At age 20 You're young to have osteoarthritis. In this setting I would suggest you have your physician send you to a rheumatologist. A rheumatologist is a specialist in medical Musculoskeletal problems and would better help define what is going on with you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to develop pmr and psoriatic artritis at the same time? My pmr symptoms started 18 months ago, but i also had finger joint pain at that time. 6 months ago, finger pain got worse and nail.

Is it normal to develop pmr and psoriatic artritis at the same time? My pmr symptoms started 18 months ago, but i also had finger joint pain at that time.  6 months ago, finger pain got worse and nail.

?all PSA: You are rather young for pmr. It may be that your initial symptoms of psoriatic arthritis (psa), mimicked pmr with neck, shoulder, lower back and/or hip pain/stiffness. Both pmr and psa can have elevated ESR and or crp. Both can respond well to prednisone. I try to diagnose people with one disease not two if possible. ...Read more

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I've had a scarred finger joint (PIP joint) of the ring and small finger of the right-hand due to trauma causing contracture.

I've had a scarred finger joint (PIP joint) of the ring and small finger of the right-hand due to trauma causing contracture.

Scar contracture: In the skin can sometimes be addressed with scar release or skin flaps/graft. Scar in the joint can be addressed with capsular release. Scar on the tendons can also limit motion and at times surgeons do a tenolysis. Hand therapy also can be used and sometimes with progressive splinting with or without surgery ...Read more

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Hello. I've been having sharp pain in my ring finger joint. Also, my left-hand ring finger is Stiff from the knuckle joint to the finger.

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I've been having sharp pain in my ring finger joint. Also, my left-hand ring finger is Stiff from the knuckle joint to the finger.

Trigger finger ? vs: Strain or constricting ring, if no trauma or strain and if older than 30 can start to get trigger finger, joint stiffness, see a hand surgeon best to take care of this. Be sure ring is loose fitting ...Read more

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I feel hand and leg finger joint pain whenever I ingest meat. What could be causing it?

I feel hand and leg finger joint pain whenever I ingest meat. What could be causing it?

Not sure: Meat does not usually cause joint pain. Are you cutting the meat with yuor hands? And fingers and perhaps causing pveruse? ...Read more

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Is intermittent throbbing/spasms normal 24 hours after removal of cyst from the top finger joint? Surgery done at surgery center by hand surgeon

Is intermittent throbbing/spasms normal 24 hours after removal of cyst from the top finger joint?  Surgery done at surgery center by hand surgeon

Probably: 24 hours is not very long post op. As long as it is intermittent and there is no pus, increasing redness or swelling, I would give it another day or two. If symptoms persist or worsen over and past the 48-72 post op hour mark, call the hand surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more