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Fingers Swelling At Night
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Swelling: Finger swelling has many possible causes, and it best evaluated by a physician when the finger is actually swollen. ...Read more
3-6 weeks: 3-6 weeks is reasonable.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am experiencing finger swelling. The following also describes me: Finger pain. What should I do?
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
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
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