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What could cause a sudden lump to appear on my finger joint?

What could cause a sudden lump to appear on my finger joint?

Common hand lumps: Include ganglion (cyst), foreign body, or it's inclusion cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst, benign solid tumors. Nodules from dupuytrens disease, gout or inflammatory arthritis. Malignant or metastatic disease can occur but is very rare. At times tendinitis is associated with swollen tissue that feels like a lump and nerves or blood vessels can swell talk to your pcp and/ or see a hand surgeon ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Could the arthritic lump on my finger joint be removed?

Could the arthritic lump on my finger joint be removed?

Yes: Depending on the location they are usually called bouchard's or heberden's nodules. They are rarely of a significance, but are harbingers of joint arthritis. Removing them usually trades a bump for a scar, and recurrence does occur. ...Read more

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Painful lump on bone under skin on finger joint?

Painful lump on bone under skin on finger joint?

Ganglion: This sounds like a ganglion cyst also known as a retinacular cyst. This is a fluid filled sac that comes from the tendons that bend down the fingers. To confirm the diagnosis I would recommend trying to remove the fluid with a needle. These usually go away, sometimes they require surgery to remove. ...Read more

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What is this hard bump on my finger joint?

What is this hard bump on my finger joint?

See details: It depends on of which joint. It may be bony enlargement secondary to osteoarthritis. It may be a synovial cyst. If you are concerned have it evaluated and the hand x rayed. ...Read more

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What would cause a hard callous type of bump, on top of the PIP finger joint?

What would cause a hard callous type of bump, on top of the PIP finger joint?

Callous PIP finger: I would suspect using something like scissors in your work or hobby. Can do 2nd opinion and you can send pictures and we can talk to figure out what it is. ...Read more

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Finger joint pain after fever and bump on skin?

Finger joint pain after fever and bump on skin?

A pic is worth a lot: Not enough info to make any determination of what's going on. A pic would help and a little more detail about the history. ...Read more

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How do you treat finger joint stiffness?

How do you treat finger joint stiffness?

Therapy: Depending upon the cause of the stiffness, you might need to see an occupational therapist. They work with problems of the hand. You might have a trigger finger, arthritis, dupuytren's contracture or joint inflammation. See a board certified orthopedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How can you tend a swollen finger joint?

How can you tend a swollen finger joint?

Get it evaluated: You really need to have it evaluated to determine the cause and the treatment options. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How can one treat a swollen finger joint?

How can one treat a swollen finger joint?

It depends: First, your doctor needs to diagnose what is causing the swelling. There can be many causes and each one requires a different treatment. If it is caused by arthritis, anti-inflammants may be prescribed. If it is an infection, antibiotics. If it is from trauma; rest. You get the picture. Get a diagnosis first and then the treatment is prescribed. ...Read more

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What causes my right ring finger joint to hurt?

What causes my right ring finger joint to hurt?

I just counted: There are 3 joints: closer to the hand, the next one called proximal interphalangeal joint, then there is the one near the fingernail, the distal interpharyngeal joint. Likely, arthritis is the cause of your discomfort. ...Read more

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What could this skin problem on my top finger joint be?

What could this skin problem on my top finger joint be?

See dermatologist: If you have a skin rash that is persistent I would recommend seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have pain in left index finger joint. Will it go away?

Finger pain: It depends on what is causing the pain. Some causes of joint pain are self limiting but others require treatment. If the pain has been there for a long time and is not improving, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the reason to get clacification on finger joint?

What is the reason to get clacification on finger joint?

Calcification: Consider arthritis, arthritic spur, soft tissue healing with calcium deposit, gout, or injury. Check with your orthopedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a slightly crooked finger joint due to an accident a few years back. Will wearing a splint fix it?

I have a slightly crooked finger joint due to an accident a few years back. Will wearing a splint fix it?

No: At this stage of the game I doubt any splinting will help and a consult with a hand doc could offer you some treatment options if you were looking to fix the problem. ...Read more

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How do I unlock a completely siezed finger joint? Its immovable actively/passively. Had surgery to repair the tendon, but it's been locked for 5 weeks

How do I unlock a completely siezed finger joint? Its immovable actively/passively. Had surgery to repair the tendon, but it's been locked for 5 weeks

Joint release: You may need a capsulotomy and joint release. A tenolysis may also be necessary if the tendon is also scarred. Make sure you see an experience hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your finger joint feels out of place and you can't really bend it. Also, got a xray and they said they are no evidence of an acute injury.

What does it mean when your finger joint feels out of place and you can't really bend it. Also, got a xray and they said they are no evidence of an acute injury.

Ligament injury: It's unlikely a joint dislocation although I've seen plenty of patients with "normal" X-rays who have significant joint injury. I recommend you see an orthopedist or Hand specialist asap. The hand is intolerant of injury and missed problems can really leave lifelong problems. ...Read more

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What is finger joint replacement?

What is finger joint replacement?

As it sounds: There are joints in the hand that have joint replacements available. In this procedure, the diseased joint is respected and replaced with a mechanical one with the goal of reducing pain and improving function. ...Read more

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Inflamed finger joint?

Inflamed finger joint?

Inflamed joint: Inflamed joint can be caused by multiple things starting from injury , gout, infections in joints, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever. History and examination would be required to find a cause, best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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My finger joint is swollen and isn't going down, what should I do?

Get evaluated: You should see your doctor to get evaluated for a correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Could it be possible to dislocate a finger joint without serious pain?

Could it be possible to dislocate a finger joint without serious pain?

Anything is possible: I suppose this could be the case and depending on the laxity of your joints, any underlying issues you may have such as marfan's syndrome, or a pain tolerance condition such that you don't feel as much pain, but otherwise, you should have a very painful, swollen, deformed looking finger and I would recommend an examination. ...Read more

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What is wrong if my finger joint keeps swelling up every 2 to 3 months after being bitten by a cat?

What is wrong if my finger joint keeps swelling up every 2 to 3 months after being bitten by a cat?

Cat bite: Go see your doctor. Recurrent swelling and pain after a cat bite could represent an infection. Other possibilities could include joint, tendon, ligament damage caused by the puncture wound. Inflammatory issues such as synovitis or even arthritis could cause recurrent symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Frequently when I touch things (open a door, pick up the phone) if anything touches my finger joint I get severe pain enough to bring tears?

Dysesthesia: This sounds like a problem with hypersensitive nerves in that area. The condition is called dysesthesia (or hyperesthesia, in your case) as usual stimuli causes pain (not numbness). It can be due to the delayed effects of an old injury / accident (if it affects the nerve), or from medications, toxins, or other conditions that attack the nerves. Talk to your doctor or use HealthTap Prime to get Rx. ...Read more

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What can cause finger/joint pain?

What can cause finger/joint pain?

Finger pain: Tendinitis (trigger finger), arthrritis, gout, infalmmatory arthrtiis, sprain or ligament injury, nerve injury, tendon, circulation issues, fracture, joint injury name a tissue type and it can be affected. ...Read more

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How can I relieve finger joint pain?

Nsaids, pt: For pain and stiffness in the fingers, i usually
try an NSAID medicine first which usually helps
to some degree
i have also found that the use of physical therapy especially paraffin treatment helps
relieve pain and also can improve range of motion in the fingers. ...Read more

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What causes long term finger/joint pain?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is a common cause, but many other causes, e.g. Osteo-arthitis, gout, scleroderma, raynauds etc. ...Read more

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Teen finger/finger joint swelling = jra?

Teen finger/finger joint swelling = jra?

Have to be seen: A number of different bacterial and viral infections can cause joint swelling, usually for a short duration. In jra, joint(s) remains swollen over 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

Finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

Psoriatic arthritis : Typically, shows up as distal arthritis with the structure of the joint being very compromised and irregular. We often referred to it as a saw tooth pattern in the joint. When the whole finger is swollen it is more likely an inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis associate it with finger swelling its call dactylitis ...Read more

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What can I do if I have finger joint pain?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more