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Single finger swelling for no reason. Is my index finger on right. Use it for texting, etc?

Single finger swelling for no reason. Is my index finger on right. Use it for texting, etc?

Finger swelling: You have overuse tendinitis if the finger, and need to use dibberent fingers for texing and rest that finger and take some anti inflammatory meds. If it persists see your doctor for further help.

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Today my fingers have swollen a lot on both hand for no reason took a benydryl but the swelling hasn't gone down, they're red and itchy. What can it be?

Today my fingers have swollen a lot on both hand for no reason took a benydryl but the swelling hasn't gone down, they're red and itchy. What can it be?

Swollen fingers: There are many causes of swollen fingers but I would see a rheumatologist or a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis nd treatment.

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I am having weird finger swelling and pain. How can I get if fixed? What could it be?

I am having weird finger swelling and pain. How can I get if fixed? What could it be?

Get it checked: Finger swelling and pain can be from a variety of causes. Notably trauma or injury, inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout or lupus. Also osteoarthritis can cause these symptoms. Best to have it evaluated by a hand surgeon.

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How can I treat little finger swelling and pain?

How can I treat little finger swelling and pain?

Depends: What is the cause? Irresponsible of me to offer a diagnosis - might I suggest seeing your family physician?

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I'm having finger swelling and pain after trying to catch a cricket ball. What could it be?

I'm having finger swelling and pain after trying to catch a cricket ball. What could it be?

Bruise or fracture: Cricket balls are caught with hands wiyhot gloves, if your finger is swollen it may just be a deep bruise or outside chance it may be broken have it checked by doctor and if indicated he will get the xrays done.

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Why is my finger swelling again?

Why is my finger swelling again?

Varies: There are a number of reasons for a person to have recurrent swelling in a finger including arthritic, inflammatory, and even infectious etiologies. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis.

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My finger swelling since 6 month?

My finger swelling since 6 month?

Look into cause: If this is one sided, I would seriously recommend evaluation for possible mechanical lymphatico-venous obstruction. If bilateral there may be a variety of other causes. Start with your internist.

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What are methods used to treat finger swelling?

What are methods used to treat finger swelling?

Passive stretch: Finger swelling is generally associated with increased fluid of the joints or tendons. By stretching the fingers slightly beyond their normal range of motion the tendons get stretched and the ligaments of the joints give a little. This produces relief.

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I am experiencing finger swelling and finger pain.

I am experiencing finger swelling and finger pain.

Finger swelling: The most common causes of a swollen and painful finger include injury and infection. Less common causes include arthritis. You should see your doctor or an urgent care physician for evaluation so that you can feel better sooner.

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I am experiencing finger swelling. The following also describes me: Finger pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing finger swelling. The following also describes me: Finger pain. What should I do?

Xray: Fingers can easily get chip fractures. You can also get a sprain. Take OTC ibuprofen, Tylenol, see a Doctor for X ray to rule out above and get an accurate diagnosis.

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What can cause finger swelling?

Too broad question: Several reasons could cause swelling, more info needed. Do you have an infection? What about rheumatoid arthritis? History of gout or any recent trauma? Even a hangnail can be responsible for it. Please check with your local er doctor or your pcp. Good luck.

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How can I reduce finger swelling?

How can I reduce finger swelling?

Motion and elevation: If the cause has been treated and controlled, motion and elevation is all that is needed. But it mat still take a long time to clear up.

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How to reduce chronic finger swelling?

How to reduce chronic finger swelling?

Many ways: It depends on the cause... Is it related to retaining fluid through out the body? An injury? Arthritis? Even some rheumatologic conditions can cause chronic finger swelling. Your primary care doctor can help sort these out and decide if you should see a hand surgeon. Good luck!

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What can cause finger swelling from a plant?

What can cause finger swelling from a plant?

Inflammation: Whether infectious or not an come from being stuck in a finger. A reaction to the plants chemistry or in cases infection from the skin a typical bacteria or rarer such as sporotrichosis from a rose thorn can present with similar symptoms but the time frame may be different as fungal infections like sporotrichosis take weeks to worsen bottom line swollen finger after puncture? Seek attention asap.

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What is the cause of painful finger swelling?

What is the cause of painful finger swelling?

Finger swelling: Trauma, infection, tenosynovitis, synovitis, arthritis, vascular issues, tumor come to mind as possibilities.

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Does my finger swelling mean it's broken or what?

Does my finger swelling mean it's broken or what?

Or what?: Infected, inflamed, fractured, gouty, rheumatoid, injured in soft tissue alone, tendonitis, trigger finger, arthritis, a tumor, vascular disease, cold intolerance, raynauds, many things can cause swelling.

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Is it normal to have finger swelling post injury?

Is it normal to have finger swelling post injury?

Yes: The body's natural response is to swell an area of injury. If there are no significant injuries (fractures, torn ligaments, skin damage) moving the finger will help decrease the swelling.

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What causes finger swelling, other than an injury?

What causes finger swelling, other than an injury?

Arthritis/infection: Several possibilities but the two most common would be arthritis or infection.

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more