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Calluses On Finger Joints
Callus is a noun meaning a localized thickening of the skin, and a verb meaning to form that skin thickening (especially on the palm of a hand or the sole of a foot, caused by repeated pressure or friction). Callous has a meaning related to callus, but callous is not used to describe skin. As an adjective, it means toughened or unfeeling. As a verb, it means to make or ...Read more
Stubbed pinky toe. Bruise on top; side & bottom of foot -- at joint of foot bone meets pinky toe. Hurts walking barefoot on hard surface. Broken?
Get an X-ray : To find out....I'd lean towards likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Knuckle wrinkles: Wrinkles on the knuckles are natural and allow the motion for example when making a fist. As a rheumatologist, it is the loss or lack or wrinkles that may be a sign of disease. ...Read more
Cysts: The bumps along the tendons may be ganglion cysts which form from tendon sheaths that become inflamed. Anti inflammatory meds and rest can help ...Read more
Osteoarthritis: Generally speaking there is more pressure on the joints of the lower extremity than the joints on the hands. This "wear and tear" on the joints of the feet contributes to degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis. With the obesity epidemic we are seeing even more pressure on the joints in the feet. Fortunately we have a number of treatments to address this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Finger tips -answer: What are these bruises? This could be a circulation problem. Do your fingers change color in the cold? These could be blood clots. The skin peeling could be "mechanics hands". This can be seen is certain muscle problems. Also certain skin rashes can do this. You need to see your doctor and have him or her have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Joint swelling is a sign of inflammation. If chronic , it can be related to a systemic cause such as autoimmune disorders (lupus), or age-related degenerative cause (osteoarthritis). If is is self-limited, a minor injury may be the cause. Calluses are caused by chronic pressure. "bumps" could be anything but may indicate chronic joint disease. See your physician for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Down on hands and knees installing flooring. Left hand/ wrist are swollen, pinky finger and palm numb, hand weak, can't open hand completely.
Compression of nerve: which will hopefully be temporary. The usual position for a person installing flooring is to support your weight on your extended wrists. This compresses/stretches the nerves as they travel in your wrist to your hand. What you describe is serious, though. But if you stop injuring it, it should improve in a few hours...up to a day or so. Splint it. If it persists longer than 12-24 hours, go to ER ...Read more
Shoe inserts as teen , joint ft. [email protected] @36 immobilizing pins in between cortisone shots. Carpal tunnel on both, trigger finger, enlarged distal joints on some fingers.Arthritis? What kind?
Benign: The exact reason for joint cracking is not known, but is thought to be possibly due to nitrogen bubbles releasing from the joint, or tendons/ligaments moving around the joint. Unless there is consistent significant pain or instability associated with the cracking, nothing needs to be done about it. ...Read more
Doubt: Herpes is called genital when it appears on the genitals. It is however very contagious. It is often transferred to the cuticle area of the fingers because it requires open skin to skin transmission. If you have a hangnail don't touch an open genital lesion!If you have blisters on your palms and feet you should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Pain on top of pip upon finger flex, underside of mcp clicking upon flex (prominent when finger is curled)? Knuckle got hit 4 months ago. Musician.
See osteopathic dr.: Anytime there's trauma to a finger or toe, it should be checked. Usually it's not just the finger that's involved but the entire hand, elbow, shoulder, neck, upper back complex, depending on the vector forces involved with the injury that needs to be evaluated to stop the clicking. Your finger pain indicates that you need treatment. It may be good to see an osteopathic physician, who can evaluate it fully, and treat you. You may be pleasantly surprised. ...Read more
A callus is an area of skin that has become toughened, thick, and hard as a result of repeated pressure, friction or other irritation. Most commonly found on the feet due to walking. Generally calluses are not harmful. Calluses can also form on the fingers due to use of writing utensils, musical instruments, or even rock climbing. They are formed by keratinocytes in the ...Read more
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