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Do frequent sharp pains in fingers and knuckles mean arthritis.?

Do frequent sharp pains in fingers and knuckles mean arthritis.?

Sometimes: Frequent sharp pains in fingers and knuckles could be associated with arthritis. However, those symptoms can also be associated with other conditions such as tenosynovitis (trigger finger), tendinitis, and nerve entrapment syndromes or neuritis, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. See a board certified hand surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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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 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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What may be the cause of sharp pain in the top knuckle of my index finger? It happens often when extending my finger

What may be the cause of sharp pain in the top knuckle of my index finger? It happens often when extending my finger

Several causes: There are several possible causes of your pain. If your finger gets caught in mid-flexion and then snaps, then you have a trigger finger. If the knuckle joint swells or aches, then it can be arthritis in the joint. If there has been any injury to the knuckle, then it could be a deep contusion to the joint or to the tendon which runs over the joint. I would take some advil (ibuprofen) or alleve and protect. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain on knuckle of index finger when i bend the finger and it clicks a lot. no injury. what could it be?

I have sharp pain on knuckle of index finger when i bend the finger and it clicks a lot. no injury. what could it be?

Trigger finger : Most likely you have above condition . It is inflamed part of tendon forming a nodule passing under ligament like structure. It hurts when trying to bend finger. Than once nodule jumps " triggers through pain ease up. " See your MD for possible steroid injection . use Ice in the meantime , anti inflammatory, gentle massage. ...Read more

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Middle knuckle swollen and blue and is sharp pain in the top knuckle in index finger?

Middle knuckle swollen and blue and is sharp pain in the top knuckle in index finger?

Injury??: Sounds like a bruise. If you had significant trauma to the finger then you should get an x-ray to see if it is broken. ...Read more

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Im a sever and I have sharp pain in right knuckle. The more I use the more it hurts. I can splint my finger and the pain lightens up. What can I do?

Im a sever and I have sharp pain in right knuckle. The more I use the more it hurts. I can splint my finger and the pain lightens up. What can I do?

Overuse injury: Could be a sprain or any of various kinds of overuse injuries, etc. Best way to get it to settle down is to use it as little as possible - wear a splint, use your other hand when you can, and remember price: protect, rest, ice, compress, elevate. Anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen (up to 800mg, or 4 over-the-counter tablets or capsules, 3x/day, take with food) can also prevent & relieve pain. ...Read more

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Hurt my finger yesterday, finger and middle knuckle is bruised/red but it doesn't hurt. Does this mean anything?

Hurt my finger yesterday, finger and middle knuckle is bruised/red but it doesn't hurt. Does this mean anything?

Check range of motio: Sounds as though may have sprained the middle or PIP joint of finger. ( jammed finger). Check your range of motion. If can fully extend and flex with exception of that flex ion limited by swelling then observe. If doesn't improve seek evaluation. If deficit in full straightening or extension then seek immediate evaluation due to possible tendon injury. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in the side of my index finger, below knuckle. Pain comes and goes in waves. No redness or swelling. I did not injure it.

Could be arthritis : Arthritis pain is not uncommon for getting in the 40s… Especially if you have been used to hard work… This may also indicate a nerve irritation which may be in directly caused by arthritis fo arthritis pain is not uncommon for getting in the 40s… Especially if you have been used to hard work… This may also indicate a nerve irritation which may be in directly caused by arthritis spur. ...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