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Fingers swelling every night close to bed time, and when I wake up in the morning, what causes this? And what steps can I take to prevent this?

Fingers swelling every night close to bed time, and when I wake up in the morning, what causes this? And what steps can I take to prevent this?

Clarify the diagnosi: This can be joint but need an evaluation the correct diagnosis is your best course to correct therapy. Other things besides arthritis can cause this. See the rheumatologist to help clarify the diagnosis. Read more

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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Elbow nerve by funny bone running to wrist: pain, numbness in fingers, swelling when flexed at night. What is it?

Elbow nerve by funny bone running to wrist: pain, numbness in fingers, swelling when flexed at night. What is it?

Cubital tunnel syndr: Cubital tunnel syndrome is a compression neuropathy involving the ulnar nerve at the elbow. This nerve typically supplies sensation to the small finger and half the ring finger but more importantly supplies the majority of the intrinsic hand muscles which provide 1/2 total grip strength and finesse hand control. You should get this evaluated as if this nerve is in duress it can go away...forever Read more

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What makes my fingers swelling and itching 2 of them from left night hands?

What makes my fingers swelling and itching 2 of them from left night hands?

Fingers: Swelling and itching fingers requires careful evaluation by your primary doctor. She/he may be able to control your current issue but your doctor may refer you to a specialist if she/he cannot explain and manage the issue. Please let me know how things go. Read more

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Why are my fingers swelling?

Why are my fingers swelling?

Can't answer with: Available information. Medical evaluation is best bet for accurate assessment. Take care. Read more

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What can cause finger swelling?

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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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! Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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I'm having sudden painful finger swelling, please help?

I'm having sudden painful finger swelling, please help?

Finger swelling: There are really all sorts of things that could cause this depending on the exact nature and location of the swelling. So, for example, sudden joint swelling could be arthritic, as with gout. The end of the finger or even the entire digit can swell with some infections. Cysts that fluctuate in size can cause sudden isolated swelling. And of course trauma. Have someone take a look. Good luck. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Finger swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Finger swelling?

Hand and finger pain: 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 sign of arthritic flares, Read more

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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. Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get finger swelling? Is he right?

Swelling: Finger swelling has many possible causes, and it best evaluated by a physician when the finger is actually swollen. Read more

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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


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