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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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Help, I have black bump randomly appeared on finger; I also have pain In the upper joint of finger, what could this be I have being for a finger scan?

Help, I have black bump randomly appeared on finger; I also have pain In the upper joint of finger, what could this be I have being for a finger scan?

Bump on finger: For how long you had the bump and the pain?
Is the size of the bump increases in size, as well the pain in intensity.
What is the color of the skin? Is the bump attached to the skin or to the bone?
You need to see a hand surgeon, and had an MRI of the hand. This will dictate future treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small black dot under the skin of ring finger (Palm side) at the joint?

I have a small black dot under the skin of ring finger (Palm side) at the joint?

Black dot: May be subcutaneous hematoma-small bleed under the skin, splinter (pain?), nevusi or rarely lesion. Would f/u with doc if does not go away in a month consider biopsy/dermatology consult.. ...Read more

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What causes very black knuckles & finger joints in hands, legs elbows and knees? Plz need any treatment for that

What causes very black knuckles & finger joints in hands, legs elbows and knees? Plz need any treatment for that

Black knuckles: May be an autoimmune issue with bruising/bleeding. Make sure you don't take any ibuprofen or aspirin and see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Knots and pain on fingers between joints?

Knots and pain on fingers between joints?

See rheumatologist: May be arthritis nodules or gouty nodules...... ...Read more

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How rare is it for someone to have double jointed fingers unless marphans?

How rare is it for someone to have double jointed fingers unless marphans?

Marfans is linked to: Joint instabilty but there are many similar diseases yhat lead to joint instability. Many younger (non marfanoid) have joint looseness that they also grow out of. ...Read more

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What does pain in finger joints mean?

Joint pain: Pain in the joints of the fingers may be from overuse sprain or actual inflammatory arthritis. The latter may have associated tenderness and swelling. A rheumatologist or a hand surgeon are best qualified to evaluate chronic finger joint pain. ...Read more

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What will make my finger joint stop cracking?

What will make my finger joint stop cracking?

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

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What are the smooth bumps on my finger joints?

What are the smooth bumps on my finger joints?

Finger joint bumps: Two things: generally thickened, callused epithelial tissue. The other possibility in some folks include viral etiology of warts. ...Read more

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What might the bump in the joint of my finger be?

What might the bump in the joint of my finger be?

Possibly ganglion: I have seen this with tumors though and should be examined by your doc. Giant ceel tumor comes to mind. ...Read more

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Nodules on top of finger joints, what could this be?

Peri: Chondral cysts, or rheumatoid nodules, or oa, or reticular histiocytosis. Among others. ...Read more

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Doctors, can my finger become double-jointed randomly?

Doctors, can my finger become double-jointed randomly?

Double jointed means: That motion is above what is "normal" it is not really two joints but laxity. Some are born with use joints, others can get a loose joint after an injury. Randomly is unlikely, unrecognized and then noted some time after either born with or injured is more likely. Inflammatory changes can also weaken ligaments and sublux or even dislocated joints occur. Snapping is not "double jointed" ...Read more

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How long can the distal joint on my finger be swollen for?

How long can the distal joint on my finger be swollen for?

Depends on cause: Unfortunately this joint can stay swollen for a long time....Sometimes life. This depends on the cause - a sprained or jammed finger may stay swollen for a few weeks to months. Some arthritis or broken bones can cause this joint to stay swollen forever. ...Read more

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Can pills that are good for joints help with trigger finger?

Can pills that are good for joints help with trigger finger?

Sometimes: Medications that are typically prescribed for joint arthritis include anti-inflammatory medications like aleve, (naproxen) motrin, etc. These medications can be helpful in temporarily alleviating pain symptoms from trigger finger. However, the long term efficacy of these medicines is not clear. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why are my finger joints swollen?

Could use expert help with why are my finger joints swollen?

Many reasons: There are many different causes of selling in finger joints, including injury, excessive salt intake, several types of arthritis, and autoimmune disorders. See your doctor for further evaluation. Once your doc examines your hands and maybe orders bloodwork or xrays, a better diagnosis and treatment plan can be made. ...Read more

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Herbeden Nodes on finger joint removal. How much does it cost?

Herbeden Nodes on finger joint removal. How much does it cost?

Finger: The cost can vary from hospital to hospital and it will also depend on how what procedure is actually being performed ...Read more

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What is a small nodule by the tip of the first joint on the finger?

What is a small nodule by the tip of the first joint on the finger?

Finger cyst: That can be a small cyst either along the tendon sheath, a tendon sheath cyst, or one that originates from the joint itself, a ganglion cyst. ...Read more

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How long should the distal joint on my finger be really swollen for?

How long should the distal joint on my finger be really swollen for?

NOT LONG: If you had a traumatic event swelling, can occur for days or longer and most likely should be evaluated by an xray to rule out a fracture. If there was no trauma, that is more concerning for a type of athritis and should be examined and appropriate labs and xrays should be obtained. ...Read more

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What are the really thick bulges at the joints of old people's fingers?

What are the really thick bulges at the joints of old people's fingers?

Osteophytes: You are probably referring to heberden's and bouchard's nodes. These typically present as two bumps on side of the finger joints. They are extra bone forming in response to wear and tear stress. ...Read more

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What might be causing the sudden onset of pain and stiffness in the joints of my fingers?

What might be causing the sudden onset of pain and stiffness in the joints of my fingers?

Systemic Process: If we are talking multiple fingers on each hand, it will likely be a systemic process. Meaning a pathology which is affecting your whole body. Such as systemic lupus, rheumatoic or psoriatic arthritis, reiter's syndrome. Psoriatic arthritis likes to affect the small joints. If otherwise than common everyday arthritis certainly, can cause "stiffness" but is usally not with "sudden onset.". ...Read more

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What should I do if I am experiencing sudden onset of pain and stiffness in the joints of my fingers?

What should I do if I am experiencing sudden onset of pain and stiffness in the joints of my fingers?

Heat: If you are feeling arthritic it can be from previous injury or trauma from sports. Heat is helpful for joint problems along with over the counter Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen. If you do not start to resolve see your doctor for a thorough exam. ...Read more