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Bruised Finger Joints
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?
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
2days ago hit second joint of index finger very hard. Now it started to be a little tender and is turning purple. Didn't hurt yesterday, should I c doc?
Finger injury: Definitely, for X-ray & exam.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello! My right hand, middle finger Distal Interphalangeal joint. This joint feels tender when I press down on it, then straighten it. What?
Arthritis synovitis: Can give a slight bit of swelling in the joint such that fluid when it's moved around takes up space and you interpret that as discomfort or stiffness. Even very early arthritis where the X-ray might seem normal can have this Synovitis can be swelling alone. Most common is OA. But many varieties of arthritides exist including associated with celiac, gi issues, infectious, rheumatoid like etc ...Read more
A few days pain in distal interphalangeal joints on both hands index and middle fingers when making a fist, not swollen nor tender, can it be RA?
Marfans is linked to: Joint instabilty but there are many similar diseases yhat lead to joint instability. Many younger (non marfanoid) have joint looseness that they also grow out of. ...Read more
Peri: Chondral cysts, or rheumatoid nodules, or oa, or reticular histiocytosis. Among others. ...Read more
Trigger finger: Respond to ice if it is painful and swollen in the palm. Midl heat if it is stiff and locking without swelling, massage of the palm, topical anitinflammatorires placed in the palm and gentle not forceful range of motion, How ever the clincal presentation or severity of trigger finger varies a lot i.e. they are not all the same. If one tries these and fails see a hand doctor ...Read more
You can't: You need an x-ray to tell. If finger is sore and swollen get it checked out with an x-ray. Sometimes there is a small fracture that could lead to a bigger problems later on. ...Read more