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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?

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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 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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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How do you reduce finger swelling from allergies?

Needs evaluation: Allergies generally don't cause finger swelling. You should discuss this with your physician, who can refer you to an allergist, if it seems like that's the problem. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with finger swelling?

Yes: We need to know where it is swollen, which fingers are swollen, are they painful, does this interfere with your function to do daily tasks, do you have other medical problems, what medications do you take and so forth. You would need an evaluation to help clarify the diagnosis. There can be very simple cause, most fo which are not a dangerous problem but there can be serious ones. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for finger swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for finger swelling?

Nothing specific: Finger swelling is very generic - it is important to know if it is traumatic, spontaneous and if it affects other parts of your body. The right medication is based on what the problem really is. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have finger swelling after a cut healed. The swelling is above where my cut was. Is this an infection? Or what is it

Skin swelling: It may be just inflammation or the beginning of an infection. Can you provide us a picture or virtual consult with healthtap prime. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more