how to reduce swelling in a knuckle

Treatment knuckle pain and swelling?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology
PAIN Finger pain Pain Swelling

It depends


It depends on the cause of the joint pain and inflammation. For instance, there are several treatment options if the cause is rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are numerous other possible causes. Have the issue evaluated.
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Will the swelling in my knuckles ever go down?

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Don't know


why are they swollen?
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Can your knuckle actually be broken if there is no swelling?

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Dr. Mark A. Ciaglia
Hand Surgery
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Maybe


Usually swelling accompanies a fracture. Although the knuckle is a joint and is associated with dislocations which have swelling as well. If there was no history of trauma to the area it most likely isn't broke. Have an X-ray to ensure no broken bones in the hand
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High blood pressure

Do's And Don'ts

The "John Wayne" white knuckle approach to hypertension will cost you in the end. Take care of high blood pressure.

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pain in first knuckle of index finger also swelling and redness?

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Dr. Michael Baskies
Orthopedic Surgery
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Many possible causes


There are many causes for pain at that location. It is important to undergo evaluation with a specialist with experience evaluating and treating these issues. Infection, inflammatory diseases, and trauma are some of the causes of swelling and redness at this location.
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Will the swelling of the knuckle from a broken finger ever go away?

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Not completely


if the injury is new the swelling will improve with time. There will be some residual swelling/scarring but usually minimal.
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If you expect to spend time in the wilderness, take a wilderness first aid course.

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my ring finger hurts when I bend it at the knuckle but there is no swelling?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Ring finger


If you did not have any trauma - then causes may include early arthritis, tendinitis etc.. If it limits your ability to use the finger then please get an evaluation with your doctor.
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Can I take 3 sulfazine 500 mg, 1 Mobic 15 for swelling of my knuckles and back pain?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery
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Yes


That combination of medications appears to be ok - no significant interactions.
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My middle knuckle on my right hand just started swelling and it hurts. Should I wait it out?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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No


it could be gout, so get it checked. IT CAN ALSO BE AN ACUTE INFECTION SO EITHER WAY, GET IT LOOKED AT PLEASE
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What causes sudden heated blush and swelling of various areas of the hand, knuckles, and fingers?

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Dr. Bryan Delage
Family Medicine
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Rash


That sounds like urticaria, but is hard to tell by description only. Urticaria is a reaction to various things and is usually itchy. Antihistamines work the best, but if worsening or any facial swelling or difficulty breathing please see a physician, and it's best to go right to the ER if that seems to be happening. We only figure out what causes it 25% of the time. Check online for pictures.
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If patient is already on meds for JRA can it spread to the knuckles with out having swelling and only pain?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology
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Yes


You do not mention your present meds. This would help. However, you can suffer flares even if you are on meds. Discuss with your doctor.
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