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Doctor insights on: Finger Inflammation Causes

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Can having a trigger finger cause other fingers at the base to swell due to inflammation in the palm.

Trigger finger: Yes. It is not uncommon for the adjacent digits to certainly be tender and even sometimes visibly swollen. If it involves both hands or more than just the adjacent digits I would also consider an inflammatory arthritis potentially contributing. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What cause inflammation in your body? Have n my back, finger/hand, knee. Seems I get better then it returns somewhere else.

What cause inflammation in your body? Have n my back, finger/hand, knee. Seems I get better then it returns somewhere else.

Arthritis: You should be assessed and have lab work and X-rays to sort out your diagnosis. Check your family history. All the best and once it's figured out hopefully your pain can be treated. ...Read more

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Good morning Doctor, I am wondering what is the root cause of swelling in my fingers and toes? The inflammation often moves around and I wake up to it

Good morning Doctor, I am wondering what is the root cause of swelling in my fingers and toes? The inflammation often moves around and I wake up to it

Inflammation: Would definitely suggest seeing your physician as soon as possible. If the swelling results in significant stiffness in am, non- specific inflammation is most likely the cause. While some of the conditions are self limited, some others are not and diagnosing them as early as possible will be critical. ...Read more

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Inflamed finger joint?

Inflamed finger joint?

Inflamed joint: Inflamed joint can be caused by multiple things starting from injury, gout, infections in joints, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever. History and examination would be required to find a cause, best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Treatment for finger joints inflammation?

Treatment for finger joints inflammation?

See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have cut green chilies with bare hands and now I m having inflammation in fingers since last 3 hrs. Have tried everything but no help. Pls advise?

Milk or Ranch: You could rub with ranch dressing or milk to help with the symptoms. It may take some time for it to completely go away. Avoid rubbing your hands on your eyes or face or anywhere else. ...Read more

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Dr says have trigger finger & sacroiliitis. I'm on inflammation med and muscle relaxer. Exercise for back and ice for finger. What's next step?

Dr says have trigger finger & sacroiliitis. I'm on inflammation med and muscle relaxer. Exercise for back and ice for finger. What's next step?

Second opinion?: 36yo female with chronic low back pain was told "sacroiliitis", which indicates inflammation, requires SPECT scan to diagnose & which is uncommon. More likely: sacroiliac joint hypermobility disorder & pain generated by injured ligaments, cause of 15-30% cases of chronic low back pain &, as med lit. Reports, not detected by any imaging studies. See an Osteopath for proper differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do it mean u have inflammation in your wait fingers knees and right arm hurts?

What do it mean u have inflammation in your wait fingers knees and right arm hurts?

New symptoms?: It sounds autoimmune to me. I think you should try an elimination diet for a month and see if that helps. Stop sugar, soy, artificial sweeteners, dairy, eggs, gluten, peanuts, and corn. Consider swing a functional medicine doctor. Www. Functionalmedicine. Org ...Read more

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I hurt my ring vinger (top joint) and looks like inflammation. Quite painful, like playing tennis (e.g. gripping racket) and finger cant 'make fist'?

I hurt my ring vinger (top joint) and looks like inflammation. Quite painful, like playing tennis (e.g. gripping racket) and finger cant 'make fist'?

There is not much: We can offer you over the internet. You need to have the finger examined by a health care professional to be able to diagnose and treat the problem. Make an appointment today. ...Read more

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Which is more harmful: pain on the joints or inflammation? I have RA is there any safe exercise for hands and fingers?

Which is more harmful: pain on the joints or inflammation? I have RA is there any safe exercise for hands and fingers?

See details: This is like saying which it better, chocolate or vanilla. Pain is the result of inflammation or damage. Have your doctor refer you to a hand therapist if one is available. Otherwise, google 'hand exercises for rheumatoid arthritis.'. ...Read more

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Fingers ache I'm a cashier n I'm posting buttons lifting all day n my hip has inflammation could this be because I'm on my feet all day?

Fingers ache I'm a cashier n I'm posting buttons lifting all day n my hip has inflammation could this be because I'm on my feet all day?

Huge # Possibilities: As integrated Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, millions of orders brain to body/second with similar feedback, the possibilities are huge. Most Docs&public citizens only think body mechanic & miss major issues/causes. "Inflammation" more a marketing term than knowledge/understanding. Do you hate your job, are your doing this job rather than something you wish for? Likely far more relevant/controling ...Read more

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Crp showed high inflammation fingers /thumbs hurt and stiff after activities major joints hurt. Taking mobic (meloxicam) family history of RA knotts on thumbs ra?

Crp showed high inflammation fingers /thumbs hurt and stiff after activities major joints hurt. Taking mobic (meloxicam) family history of RA knotts on thumbs ra?

See a rheumatologist: Mobic (meloxicam) is inappropriate therapy if you have ra. The thumb issues could have several possible causes including an inflammatory osteoarthritis. See a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have inflammation on my toes on my right foot. Joint pain on my shoulder, fingers, & wrist every morning. What do I do?

I have inflammation on my toes on my right foot. Joint pain on my shoulder, fingers, & wrist every morning. What do I do?

See rheumatologist: Multi joint inflammation may represent a systemic problem such as rheumatoid arthritis. You need to be evaluated for an inflammatory condition by a rheumatologist. Then appropriate anti inflammatory treatment can be used orally or topically. ...Read more

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Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.

Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.

Naproxen v Voltaren (diclofenac): That's like asking if Batman is better than Superman! Both Naproxen & Voltaren (diclofenac) are NSAIDs. For that matter, so is Ibuprofen. It's just that Naproxen & Ibuprofen are available w/o prescription in States whereas Voltaren (diclofenac) requires prescription. Because they're all NSAIDs, they function exactly the same. For each drug, risk & benefit varies depending upon dose. In the end, only you can decide which 4u ...Read more

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Why does my right hand middle finger go numb with a bruise line on the underside? Could it be related to previous shoulder surgery (bone spur and inflammation removed)?

Why does my right hand middle finger go numb with a bruise line on the underside? Could it be related to previous shoulder surgery (bone spur and inflammation removed)?

See below: 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