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If i make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?

If i make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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I work a lot with computer and lately my fingers have been aching and I feel pressure when I make a fist, is this carpal tunnel or arthritis coming on?

I work a lot with computer and lately my fingers have been aching and I feel pressure when I make a fist, is this carpal tunnel or arthritis coming on?

Carpal Tunnel: Carpal tunnel is typically manifested by numbness and/or tingling in the thumb, index, long, and half of the ring finger. Although aching may be reported, numbness and pins/needles are more common. It can be reproduced by holding your wrist in the bent forward position for well over a minute or may be considered if you can elicit tingling with forcible tapping over the underside of the wrist. ...Read more

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Should a jammed finger still be stiff and sore at the knuckle after a month? Knuckle is stiff and sore and cannot make a fist. Very painful. Had x-rays and no broken bones. Could this be a ligament or tendon issue? Also have trouble gripping and apply

Should a jammed finger still be stiff and sore at the knuckle after a month? Knuckle is stiff and sore and cannot make a fist.  Very painful.  Had x-rays and no broken bones.  Could this be a ligament or tendon issue?  Also have trouble gripping and apply

You : You could have a tenosynovitis and not necesarily , a splint might be enough to have your body heal it. You need to be evaluated to consider if that is the diagnosis and the benefits of a lical injection if tenosinovitis or trigger finger is the diagnosis , other diagnosis could be considered like d quervain , but i don t have enough info to be able to extend on the answer. ...Read more

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I am 17 .a week ago i was cracking my knuckles but now the cracking does whenever i make a fist.Slight pain in upper knuckle of mid finger .athritis?

I am 17 .a week ago i was cracking my knuckles but now the cracking does whenever i make a fist.Slight pain in upper knuckle of mid finger .athritis?

No: There is no disorder in your knuckles. Cracking sound on bending a joint is benign. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Hands been sore & when im moving around, they're fine but when I use the computer they get sore, middle fingers get stiff, tips feels pins/needles pain?

Fatigue: Your symptoms are consistent with repetitive motion injury to your fingers, hands and arms. Analyze your posture, get special key boards that are orthopedically designed to limit stress on hands, check posture using good chair. Take frequent breaks from computer. Try to use touch screen rather than key entry. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more