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Doctor insights on: How Could You Tell If A Finger Hinge Joint Is Broken

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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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How to tell lupus from jra?I having joint pain since i was15.The are no other symptoms.My fingers are now deform.It hurts esp in morning and when cold

How to tell lupus from jra?I having joint pain since i was15.The are no other symptoms.My fingers are now deform.It hurts esp in morning and when cold

See a rheumatologist: The best way is to see a rheumatologist. The differential is not that difficult and can be accomplished through a history and physical, lab studies and x rays. ...Read more

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Some tik tok sounds are comming frome my knees,fingers i mean in almost every joints in my body.. (knee joint,finger joints,hip joint etc..) please tell me why is that and i am 18years old?

Some tik tok sounds are comming frome my knees,fingers i mean in almost every joints in my body.. (knee joint,finger joints,hip joint etc..) please tell me why is that and i am 18years old?

See below: I'm wondering if these sounds arise when you crack your knuckles or other joints. Otherwise, if you hear them when you are not moving, you should get an evaluation. If there are no medical reasons, then perhaps you should get your hearing tested. If that is OK, then perhaps seeing a therapist or other mental health professional may help. ...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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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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Top first joint of index finger hurts when i push on it. What could be wrong?

Top first joint of index finger hurts when i push on it. What could be wrong?

Many possibilites: Pain at the distal interphalangeal joint of the index finger is commonly from arthritis...Its repetitive use in pinch activities makes that joint one of the first ones in the hand to wear out. Other possibilities include simple joint inflammation from overuse, gout, and the development of small cysts called mucous cysts. ...Read more

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My middle and my little finger are swollen at the top joint, what could this mean?

My middle and my little finger are swollen at the top joint, what could this mean?

Arthritis: The joint at the end of the finger, closest to the nail, is a common location for osteoarthrtis. As arthritis develops the joints can swell, and bone spurs form which feel like hard bumps. Diffuse swelling about the joint is typically related to inflammation. Sometimes a more localized swelling will occur which may represent a cyst. ...Read more

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I injured the tip of my baby finger years ago about 3 years ago i developed a large rock hard bump on the joint, what could it be?

Joint problem?: This could be an unrecognized joint injury or possibly a sign of arthritis. Get checked out by an orthopaedic surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aaos.Org. ...Read more