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Bruised Finger Joints
Callous PIP finger: I would suspect using something like scissors in your work or hobby. Can do 2nd opinion and you can send pictures and we can talk to figure out what it is. ...Read more
May be eczema: Eczema on the fingers and hands doesn't have to look like the dry, crackly surface skin texture of eczema elsewhere. Fingers can have itchy flesh-colored bumps, called dishydrotic eczema or dishydrosis. The treatment can be as in eczema, with hydrocortisone cream 3 times a day for a week... and if the rash worsens or isn't better, one should see a primary care doctor or dermatologist for care. ...Read more
I have been eating badly and lots of sugar for the past 2 weeks. Also picked up an extra 10kgs since stopping smoking 8 months ago and I am struggling now to loose it. The problem now is that both my shoulder and finger joints are stiff. Diabetes?
To diagnose diabetes your doctor would need to test your blood glucose and/or A1c level. It is good that you quit smoking. Losing weight is not easy and it gets harder with increasing age. Joining a group like weight watchers may help.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Fractured radius - why are my finger joints are very stiff each morning? Improves during the day with movement. How long will this last? Thanks
Swelling from break:
The fracture causes inflammation, which impedes the normal flow of lymph from the hand to the arm and then into the central veins. Because of this slowdown, your fingers are a little swollen and feel stiff.
Elevating your arm, which gives the flow a boost from gravity, might help.
This is temporary, don't worry. ...Read more
A couple finger joints pop as if out of joint, stiff and feel "full" if that makes sense, all fingers hurt on both hands. What could be the issue?
I'm a pianist and violist with arthritic bone spurs in my finger joints (no pain). With viola, spurs get in the way of playing. Dissolution of spurs?
I cannot bend my thumbs without doing it with my other hand along with my finger joints locking when I grasp a small object.
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 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
Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. How should I treat it?
Few issues here: From what you describe sounds like a few separate issues. You are best to see your doctor and have one issue at a time evaluated and diagnosed ...Read more
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.
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
Why do my hands and finger joints get red, hot, swollen, sore, and tight after using my hands for about 8 hrs? It is happening more and more lately.
Finger pain: Inflammation of joints or arthritis is one possibility, but simple overuse and sprain may be the cause. Arthritis symptoms would last longer and be accompanied by joint tenderness and morning stiffness may be present. If symptoms persist consult a rheumatologist for evaluation, advice and treatment. Try to avoid activities that stress your hands. Anti-inflammatory meds like Advil help, if you can ...Read more
Is intermittent throbbing/spasms normal 24 hours after removal of cyst from the top finger joint? Surgery done at surgery center by hand surgeon
Finger joint swelling/redness, fever, fatigue, back shoulder hip pain/stiff and muscle aches. ANA pos, RF neg, other tests normal. Possibilities?
Several things: In young women finger swelling, fever, stiffness, muscle aches, other joint pain can be the onset of lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA test does not have to be positive). Other less common connective tissue diseases and even some infections can do this. A Rheumatologist should be able to work this out. Not all tests are positive early. ...Read more
Male 35. Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. Mouth ulcers happening every 2 or 3 weeks. How should I treat this?
Coincident: You may have two or three coincident but unrelated problems. Abdominal and joint pain needs to be evaluated by your General Physician as soon as possible. Mouth "ulcers" need to be seen by your General Dentist to determine nature of lesions and appropriate treatment. Report ALL symptoms to both practitioners. ...Read more
My finger joints have started causing me so much pain when I try to bend them, they feel so bruised, what could be causing this?
Arthritis: Would be a common cause. A rheumatologist can often help figure this out. ...Read more
A dark bruise sometimes forms at one of my finger joints with no apparent cause. Sometimes, it's painful. It's always disconcerting. What's going on?
More details needed: To have bruise on the top of the finger must have reason, please describe it with more details? The size who long it take to go away any pain with it, have any other problems health wise. ...Read more
Hi, the middle section of my finger between the 2 joints was a bit painful earlier in the day, now reddy purple and swollen. Feels bruised. Thanks! X?
Bruise.: It is probably is bruised. Cold application for 24 hours to prevent swelling. Apply heat to dissipate the trapped blood. To remove all doubt, consult a hand specialist. ...Read more
I had a sudden stinging in my top right index finger joint. Now it's bruised and hurts. I did not hit it on anything, any ideas?
Arthropod?: Have you been bitten by a bug? Have you touched anything which might be toxic and to which you might react? If this turns red, hot, remains tender or increases in size or changes begin to involve any other part of the hand go to an er and see a docror asap. Otherwise, relax and think about things that may have caused this. ...Read more
Middle finger has purple bruise in middle where the joint is and pains when is bent. Been 2 days. Hit by cricket ball while catching?
Need exam and x-ray: Possibilities include fracture, sprain of ligaments, partial or complete detachment of a ligament etc. It's important to be examined by a physician to see if there is any evidence for joint instability. Some injuries to the finger can result in a deformity if not treated properly. ...Read more
Slammed my finger in a window two weeks ago, finger is bruised, swollen and still painful when used. Could I have fractured the distal joint?
My question earlier on my finger at the first joint my finger looks like it's bruised and it swelled a little hurts a bit is it broken blood vessel?
Your description is: Consistent with a broken blood vessle.Get a more detailed answer ›
On family trip 10 yr old hurt finger basketball joint @tip is bruised and hurts went 2 er 8 hr wait & dirty bought a splint can wait 2 Monday see r dr?
Cannot say ok 2 wait: Would need to see in person. If you were worried enough to go to ER in first place, probably not a good idea to wait. ER waits can be long and that is frustrating. ...Read more
I am an avid rock climber. I have a bruised and swollen middle joint on my middle finger. What are the possible connective tissue injuries/treatments?
Rest: Rock climbing puts a lot of stress on the small tendons and joints in the hand. We really weren't designed to hang by our finger tips. The swelling and bruising is a sign of overuse or strain. I would recommend that you rest the hands until they feel better. This could take a few weeks! If the pain returns as soon as you start climbing again, see a hand surgeon. ...Read more
See a doctor: You may have inflammatory arthritis or any type of arthritis. Your doctor will correctly diagnose this and order xrays if needed. Make sure you drink lots of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol since they can dehydrate you. Easy bruising is caused by fish oil, aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, alcohol, and many prescription drugs. Feel better soon. ...Read more
I have pain on inside of my right knee. If I poke my finger right between the joint it feels like a bruise. It is a nagging pain when walking?
? Meniscus: The location of your pain and tenderness suggest a possible meniscus (cartilage) tear. The medial meniscus can cause pain w/ walking and may worsen w/ turning, twisting, pivoting or squatting. The meniscus acts as a ' shock absorber ' or cushion between your tibia and femur and does not heal once torn. See your board certified orthopedic surgeon for exam and definitive diagnosis. Gl! ...Read more
Bruises in my arms and legs. Tongue has ulcers that don't cure. Pain in joints, fingers and feet. Immflamation pelvic area, legs C3 11.69 C4 normal.
Arthritis, bruising: I Recommanded an evaluation by a Theumatologist for evaluation and treatment. Further testing may be needed. Take care. ...Read more
What could my symptoms mean? Sometimes I will wake up with stiff, swollen fingers with joints that are a bit tender to the touch. When this happens, it may last all day/night, may go back and forth throughout the day, or end up going away all together. My
You: You should see your pmd according to your age or else see a rheumatologist. ...Read more