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What would cause a hard callous type of bump, on top of the PIP finger joint?

What would cause a hard callous type of bump, on top of the PIP finger joint?

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

Callous (Definition)

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


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What could cause wollen joints, and calluses/bumps on fingers?

What could cause wollen joints, and calluses/bumps on fingers?

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 more

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Mom is 79 has severe gout in the finger joints,?

Mom is 79 has severe gout in the finger joints,?

See a rheumatologist: Gout is very treatable and preventable. There is no reason that she needs to continue to suffer. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing itch and skin rash over finger joints.

I am experiencing itch and skin rash over finger joints.

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

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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?

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?

Not necessarily: 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

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Fractured radius - why are my finger joints are very stiff each morning? Improves during the day with movement. How long will this last? Thanks

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

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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?

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?

Need exam: Difficult to say without exam but trigger finger (s)and arthritis could account for your symptoms. Best to have your hands examined and x- rayed. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I cannot bend my thumbs without doing it with my other hand along with my finger joints locking when I grasp a small object.

I cannot bend my thumbs without doing it with my other hand along with my finger joints locking when I grasp a small object.

Sounds like you may: Be having Trigger Thumb and Finger (s).
See an Orthopedist to have confirm the Dx and then maybe steroid shot maybe helpful or you might be needing surgery to release it.
Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...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 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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Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. How should I treat it?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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Finger joint swelling/redness, fever, fatigue, back shoulder hip pain/stiff and muscle aches. ANA pos, RF neg, other tests normal. Possibilities?

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

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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?

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

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My wife has a finger tip infection now, and had the same finger tip infection about 6 months ago. It becomes red and hot and forms a callus. 6 months ago she drained it. Now she noticed it becoming red for about 3 days and it went away. It has been a f

My wife has a finger tip infection now, and had the same finger tip infection about 6 months ago. It becomes red and hot and forms a callus. 6 months ago she drained it. Now she noticed it becoming red for about 3 days and it went away. It has been a f

Not: Not usually though having said that a recurrent infection should be evaluated and xrays can indiacate whether there is a suspiciuos lesion (infection) in the bone.

Usually these recurrent infections are paronychias, infection in th edge of the nail fold.
Soaking may help to loosen up some of the purulent material. ...Read more

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How to treat calluses on finger tips?

How to treat calluses on finger tips?

Hard work: Callus is a toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation. Rubbing that is too frequent or forceful will cause blisters rather than allow calluses to form., calluses are most often found on feet because of frequent walking. Calluses are generally not harmful cause complicated by ulcer or infection. ...Read more

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I may have calluses on my index finger. How do I treat this? How do I prevent such thing?

I may have calluses on my index finger. How do I treat this? How do I prevent such thing?

Givvin' the Finger?: A true callus is the skin's reaction to constant rubbing or other stress. It builds up extra layers to cushion the structures lower down. So ask yourself what you are doing with that finger that may be causing the callus. If not that, it may be some other kind of growth that needs to be looked at directly, preferably by a hand surgeon or dermatologist. In the meantime, avoid irritating it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Toe joint callus?

Between a bone and..: A toe joint callus is an area of hardened or callused skin formation immediately over one of many joints formed by toe bones. The callus can be found on the top, bottom or either side of the toe. It is typically caused by pressure being applied to the skin's surface between the underlying bones and an overlying shoe, floor or even another toe. Left untreated, the callus can become
a problem. ...Read more

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The skin around my finger nails have become callous like with the skin underneath the nail growing thick and hard connecting to the nail. Why?

The skin around my finger nails have become callous like with the skin underneath the nail growing thick and hard connecting to the nail. Why?

Thick skin sub nails: Hello~ just as you can get toe-nail fungus you can also get fungus infection of the finger nails and it looks just as u describe. You should have the diagnosis confirmed by a dermatologist and then if you are not pregnant and not TTFP, he can prescribe LAMISIL (terbinafine) tabs 1 daily for 90 days and this usually cures it. LAMISIL (terbinafine) pills is $$$ if u are not covered. Thanks ...Read more

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My finger tip skin hardens and forms a sensitive callous- like layer around my nails. Preexisting callouses swell and have a yellowish color. Help!

Callouses: You may have ungual warts, rather than callouses. They are hard to treat and you see a dermatologist for help ...Read more

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Large mass in between the ring finger and pinky? I think it started out as some type of callus a few years ago, just from getting it hit a bunch. It started out the size of a large pea, but has grown to the size of a marble now. Besides the rare, weak pul

Large mass in between the ring finger and pinky? I think it started out as some type of callus a few years ago, just from getting it hit a bunch. It started out the size of a large pea, but has grown to the size of a marble now. Besides the rare, weak pul

Without: Without seeing the lesion in question, I can say there is a possibility you are dealing with a ganglion cyst. A ganglion cyst is a tumor or swelling on a tendon or on top of a joint. It is commonly found on the hands (between the fingers or at the base of the palm and finger). Depending on the size, cysts may feel firm or spongy.
A routine check by either your primary doctor or an orthopedist is in order to actually make a diagnosis. If this is in fact the problem then a treatment plan can be etablished, which may include aspiration of the cyst. This tends to help resolve the problem in greater a 3/4 of cases. If it is not a ganglion cyst then your doctor should be able to provide a diagnosis based on his/her findings.
Good luck to you. ...Read more

Callus (Definition)

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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