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Finger Joints Turning Black
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?
I'm a pianist and violist with arthritic bone spurs in my finger joints (no pain). With viola, spurs get in the way of playing. Dissolution of spurs?
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
Jammed my middle finger playing basketball. Now the joint is swollen and the finger is blackish / blue and hurts. What should I do? How long to heal?
Finger injury: A jammed finger can be a fracture. Get it x-rayed and if normal the finger is sprained and will heal. Can't tell without the x-ray. ...Read more
What causes very black knuckles & finger joints in hands, legs elbows and knees? Plz need any treatment for that
2days ago hit second joint of index finger very hard. Now it started to be a little tender and is turning purple. Didn't hurt yesterday, should I c doc?
Finger injury: Definitely, for X-ray & exam.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Peri: Chondral cysts, or rheumatoid nodules, or oa, or reticular histiocytosis. Among others. ...Read more
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
So young?: Any trauma to the fingers. Do some hand exercises and ibuprophen if you need. ...Read more
Someone else: Get a diagnosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Finger: The cost can vary from hospital to hospital and it will also depend on how what procedure is actually being performed ...Read more
You cannot: There is no safe way.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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