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Could The Arthritic Lump On My Finger Joint Be Removed
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
Common hand lumps: Include ganglion (cyst), foreign body, or it's inclusion cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst, benign solid tumors. Nodules from dupuytrens disease, gout or inflammatory arthritis. Malignant or metastatic disease can occur but is very rare. At times tendinitis is associated with swollen tissue that feels like a lump and nerves or blood vessels can swell talk to your pcp and/ or see a hand surgeon ...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 more
I have a bubble like thing on my finger joint, could it be a wart or a syst. How would I go about getting this removed? Pictures posted in my file
We can't see your: Photo in this portion of HealthTap. This is the free portion that is dedicated to medical & health education. Medical eval should be able to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more
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
Hard bump (bone like hardness) on my left pinky finger joint where finger att to hand. Hurts most when I have to grab a ball (ie. Spread my fingers).?
Ganglion cyst: The most likely diagnosis in someone your age is a cyst of the tendona ...Read more
Anything is possible: I suppose this could be the case and depending on the laxity of your joints, any underlying issues you may have such as marfan's syndrome, or a pain tolerance condition such that you don't feel as much pain, but otherwise, you should have a very painful, swollen, deformed looking finger and I would recommend an examination. ...Read more
My middle finger joint started hurting 3 weeks ago and it is swollen and what ever I do it really hurts. Could I have broken it & not known?
See dermatologist: If you have a skin rash that is persistent I would recommend seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more
Get evaluated: You should see your doctor to get evaluated for a correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
Psoriatic arthritis: Typically shows up as distal arthritis with the structure of the joint being very compromised and irregular. We often referred to it as a saw tooth pattern in the joint. When the whole finger is swollen it is more likely a inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis associate it with finger swelling it's call dactylitis ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Arthritis?: Wrist and finger pain can be due to several causes. Arhtritis, tendinitis, or possible nerve compression. If pain is worse with motion, then arthritis or tendinitis is more likely to be the cause. Morning pain can be due to arthitis. Night time pain or associated numbness or tingling could be due to nerve compression. If pain is getting worse, get it checked out. ...Read more
A lot of joints.: Easily defined as having pain in one or more of the 18 joints found in the fingers. Depending on the definition of finger joint there could be as many as 28 joints. ...Read more
See your doctor: You should see your doctor to examine your hands. You might need some other tests to determine the most likely cause of the swelling and the best treatment. ...Read more
That is the goal: No surgical procedure can guarantee results. Generally speaking, all musculoskeletal procedures have a goal of either improving function and/or decreasing pain. If the surgery goes as planned, if you avoid any post-op complications, and if the rehab goes as planned, you should experience an improvement in function. ...Read more
Teen with finger/finger joint swelling but no trauma happened. What could it be, and what treatment?
It depends.: There many different causes of atraumatic finger swelling. The amount of swelling and duration would help narrow the possibilities. If swelling is significant and doesn't resolve in a reasonable period of time then it becomes very important to seek further medical evaluation. An examination followed by appropriate diagnostic studies (xray, mri, blood work) would be important. ...Read more
Cracked knuckles: Most believe that knuckle poppingor cracking is just forcing nitrogen bubbles out of solution and it has no joint effect either shortor long term. The problem is that with osteoarthrits such a common problem in older adults that if enough ten year old are told that they better not crack their knuckles that one day they will get arthritis that eventually someone will be right. ... ...Read more
Therapy: Depending upon the cause of the stiffness, you might need to see an occupational therapist. They work with problems of the hand. You might have a trigger finger, arthritis, dupuytren's contracture or joint inflammation. See a board certified orthopedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
It depends: First, your doctor needs to diagnose what is causing the swelling. There can be many causes and each one requires a different treatment. If it is caused by arthritis, anti-inflammants may be prescribed. If it is an infection, antibiotics. If it is from trauma; rest. You get the picture. Get a diagnosis first and then the treatment is prescribed. ...Read more
Finger pain: It depends on what is causing the pain. Some causes of joint pain are self limiting but others require treatment. If the pain has been there for a long time and is not improving, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a slightly crooked finger joint due to an accident a few years back. Will wearing a splint fix it?
No: At this stage of the game I doubt any splinting will help and a consult with a hand doc could offer you some treatment options if you were looking to fix the problem. ...Read more
How do I unlock a completely siezed finger joint? Its immovable actively/passively. Had surgery to repair the tendon, but its been locked for 5 weeks
Joint release: You may need a capsulotomy and joint release. A tenolysis may also be be necessary if the tendon is also scarred. Make sure you see an experience hand surgeon. ...Read more
What does it mean when your finger joint feels out of place and you cant really bend it. Also, got an xray and they said they is no evidence of an acute injury.
Ligament injury: It's unlikely a joint dislocation although I've seen plenty of patients with "normal" X-rays who have significant joint injury. I recommend you see an orthopedist or Hand specialist asap. The hand is intolerant of injury and missed problems can really leave lifelong problems. ...Read more
As it sounds: There are joints in the hand that have joint replacements available. In this procedure, the diseased joint is respected and replaced with a mechanical one with the goal of reducing pain and improving function. ...Read more
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