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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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My knuckles have hard lumps on them and hurt--could this be arthritus?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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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. Jack Hinkle
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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?

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
30 years in practice
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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?

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?

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
17 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Ali Elkhalil
Board Certified, Podiatry
17 years in practice
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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?

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
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
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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?

Dr. Toni Lin
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
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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?

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
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
41 years in practice
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No trauma,sudden knuckle pain pointer finger only,3wks,worse with bending,now hard lump under knuckle,cant use without pain.No doc,possible cause?

Dr. Darryl Blinski
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No trauma,sudden knuckle pain pointer finger only,3wks,worse with bending,now hard lump under knuckle,cant use without pain.No doc,possible cause?

Digit/pain/joint: Best to see a doctor in person. Could be traumatic or arthritis starting... ...Read more

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Tariq Niazi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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?

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
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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I stubbed my right big toe over a month ago and there is a hard, red lump on the second knuckle of the toe. It is painful to touch and lacks motion?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
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I stubbed my right big toe over a month ago and there is a hard, red lump on the second knuckle of the toe. It is painful to touch and lacks motion?

You should : Have it evaluated. You likely need an xray...how do you know you didnt fracture something that is now causing a problem? ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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?

Wart...: It is viral wart....can be treated with salisylic acid......see PMD. It can be excised by local ansthetics also. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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