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Bump On My Thumb Joint
Hmm: Can you move it or bend it. Its best to get a full exam of your hand bones, finger and wrist. Hard to deduce much without moving your hand. ...Read more
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
May be a ganglion: See your doctor it may be a ganglion , simple removal will cure. ...Read more
Ganglion: This sounds like a ganglion cyst also known as a retinacular cyst. This is a fluid filled sac that comes from the tendons that bend down the fingers. To confirm the diagnosis i would recommend trying to remove the fluid with a needle. These usually go away, sometimes they require surgery to remove. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have arthritis in my hands I notice a bump On my right hand under my skin at the knuckle joint under my middle finger is it osteophytes?
Doubt osteophyte: Typically osteophytes come from osteo "wear and tear" arthritis or arise years after trauma, like from a broken bone poorly healed. As a general rule folks under thiry should not have osteoarthritis. Finger pain and a lump at a 3rd knuckle could be another form of arthritis. Blood tests and x rays seem like a place to start. Other causes of hand lumps also exist. See your provider. ...Read more
See doctor: For an evaluation in order to diagnose it. ...Read more
Full tendon repair on my right hand repairing 3 major tendons on top of my hand. I have ball like bumps on my knuckles & pain btwn my thumb&index fing?
Scar tissue?: You may have scar tissue as a result of your tendon repairs. Check in with your surgeon. ...Read more
I fractured and dislocated my ring finger 2 weeks ago catching a cricket ball and since then my hand just below my finger on the palm side has hurt?
May be bruise or: Injury to the hand. Ice the area and see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Physical Examination: A lump on the thumb bone is impossible to diagnose without the key component of any diagnosis: the physical examination. Contact your primary care physician today and get the lump examined. Your doctor will also take a medical history to gain additional information. Additional studies may be ordered, but there is no substitute for the physical examination. ...Read more
? trigger finger: Pain when bending the thumb is usually do to a slight swelling of the tendon that bends the thumb. This tendon must slide through a tunnel at the base of the thumb and the swollen tendon does not slide easily and can get stuck. This can be treated with a splint the limits motion, anti-inflammatory meds, or more commonly a cortisone injection. Surgery to release the tunnel is occasionally needed. ...Read more
Jammed my thumb on a volleyball serve. My fingers were tingly. Lots of pain in my thumb & wrist area. Today thumb & part of palm is bruised. Sprain?
Yes: Probably jammed the joint. Rest the thumb. Ice if helps. But if you rest the thumb should recovery but may take a few weeks ...Read more
Which joint?: Depends on which joint it is. This could be anything from a small benign cyst to a bony exostosis or bone growth. If it is tender or is growing, i would recommend evaluation by a health care professional. ...Read more
I have a swollen lump on my palm under index finger now i noticed a small pocket of swelling on the top of my hand btw index & middle index is swollen?
You should see a Doc: A medical examination by a physician is necessary to determine the nature of your lumps on your fingers. They may be benign(painless) or inflammatory(painfiul). Without a physical examination it is not possible to tell what you have. So you should go see your family doctor without delay. ...Read more
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