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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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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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Dr. Ali Elkhalil
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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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Dr. Toni Lin
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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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Dr. Darryl Blinski
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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Skin on my hands = dry over the winter. Now little lumps on my knuckles that itch and when i scratch them open, a clear liquid comes out. What to do?

Skin on my hands = dry over the winter. Now little lumps on my knuckles that itch and when i scratch them open, a clear liquid comes out. What to do?

Hand dermatitis: It sound as though you have a condition called dyshidrotic dermatitis. It is made worse during dry weather and exacerbated by scratching. Be careful to moisturize your hands, you may use vaseline at night and cerave cream in the am. Do not over wash and avoid alcohol base hand cleansers. It is likely you will require o potent topical steroid as well, so see a board certified dermatologist in your. ...Read more

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