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My knuckles have hard lumps on them and hurt--could this be arthritus?

My knuckles have hard lumps on them and hurt--could this be arthritus?

Yes: These bony enlargements are likely secondary to osteoarthritis. Simple hand x rays should confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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I see firm movable lumps on arms is symptom of ra. My hands are puffy between 1st 2 knuckles and have these type lumps, same on both hands. Ra?

I see firm movable lumps on arms is symptom of ra.  My hands are puffy between 1st 2 knuckles and have these type lumps, same on both hands.  Ra?

Hard to say: Without being able to perform a physical exam and know the results of specific blood tests, it is impossible to say. It is certainly possible. You should seek a rheumatology opinion. ...Read more

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What could be causing severely painful and swollen finger knuckles and joints, along with hard lumps on hands?

What could be causing severely painful and swollen finger knuckles and joints, along with hard lumps on hands?

Dupuytrens can: have lumps on the palm with swollen knuckles that get stiff, the lumps and swollen knuckles often involve the skin too in one continuous mass of tissue. Inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout can also be associated wot bumps and swollen joints. Rheum arthitis feels soft and "boggy" while gouty noodles or so called tophi are hard ...Read more

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I have a small blue/green lump on the knuckle of my third finger, it's painful to touch and it's hard. What could it be?

I have a small blue/green lump on the knuckle of my third finger, it's painful to touch and it's hard. What could it be?

Hand infection: there different potentials to what you describe, infection seem to be on top the list, infection can be in the skin or just under the skin, but also can be deep in involve the joints or in the track inside which the tendons move easily . other causes can be inflammation as in gout or similar conditions, or retained foreign body. In either case you will need to seek medical attention ...Read more

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Second toe has started being pushed towards other toes and has a hard lump at the knuckle it's only just gone like that what is it?

Second toe has started being pushed towards other toes and has a hard lump at the knuckle it's only just gone like that what is it?

Hammer toe: you need to see a foot doctor to assess your arch and stabilize your foot biomechanics to eliminate worsening of hammer toe. The lump you have is the callus from prude using bone that is getting friction with your shoe gear ...Read more

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Middle finger knuckle pain when straightened, hard bony lump on knuckle when bent, sometimes warm to the touch. What could this be?

Middle finger knuckle pain when straightened, hard bony lump on knuckle when bent, sometimes warm to the touch. What could this be?

Possibly arthritis: Common causes for what you're describing could be arthritis or gout. See a hand surgeon who can examine you and get an x-ray to see how to proceed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Thumb car door 4/52 ago swollen painful 4 1 day. Thumb knuckle hard lump on it now painful if hit and cramp like pain if bent too muchwhat shud i do?

Thumb car door 4/52 ago swollen painful 4 1 day. Thumb knuckle hard lump on it now painful if hit and cramp like pain if bent too muchwhat shud i do?

Get yourself seen --: By your gp or an ortho doc so x rays could be done to DX the problem. You could have a fracture or ligament/tendon disruption, and in all these situations you need to be treated, as otherwise you might develop long term problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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Yes just noticed that there is a hard lump on inside back of my second toe on my left foot. It is by the knuckle. What could it be & how to fix it?

Soft Corn: This is the effect of narrow footwear on a bony excrescence on the toe. A soft spacer might help and wider shoes would help. Podiatrists and a some orthopedists will grind or bite of the offending bone. I would of for the spacer an better fitting shoes. ...Read more