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I have a lump on the joint between my middle finger and hand. What is it?

I have a lump on the joint between my middle finger and hand. What is it?

Finger Joint Lump: This requires an exam to determine if it is on the top (wrist side) or palm side of the hand. Fixation or movement with hand open/close maneuver is also important. If it is on the top it is more likely related to an injury or poorly healed fracture; however there are other possibilities. On the palm, it is more likely a ganglion but could be early appearance of a nodule associated with dupuytren's. ...Read more

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Found a small hard lump on joint of middle right finger, palm side (where hand meets finger). Slightly painful if pushed.?

Found a small hard lump on joint of middle right finger, palm side (where hand meets finger). Slightly painful if pushed.?

Finger pain: Do you do a lot of repetitive motion with your hands? This ma be a ganglionic cyst, however, you need to have it examined by your doctor or hand specialist to determine what it is. ...Read more

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I have a small & hard greenish lump under the skin of my middle finger, the joint area. I discovered it two weeks ago, and now it is starting to hurt.

I have a small & hard greenish lump under the skin of my middle finger, the joint area. I discovered it two weeks ago, and now it is starting to hurt.

Nodules: This nodule is either a Heberden's nodule or a Bouchard's nodule, depending on which joint is involved. It is a harbinger of the development and of arthritis. You should get checked for rheumatoid arthritis (simple blood test). Treatment is usually NSAIDs. ...Read more

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I have a blue hard lump underneath the first joint on my ring finger on the palm side of my hand. It is hard and quite uncomfortable to touch?

I have a blue hard lump underneath the first joint on my ring finger on the palm side of my hand. It is hard and quite uncomfortable to touch?

See your doctor: It is difficult to tell exactly what this painful blue lump is without the benefit of seeing it or touching it to examine it. If it is still present and is causing discomfort, see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump of my middle finger next to the middle joint. It has been there for a long time and hasn't gone away. Not sure what it is?

I have a hard lump of my middle finger next to the middle joint. It has been there for a long time and hasn't gone away. Not sure what it is?

Probably a cyst: I is likely a synovial or tendon cyst. There is no need to do anything about it if it does not bother you. ...Read more

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Tiny clear itchy bumps occur on right middle finger (from mid joint to fingertip). Recently the finger tip feels a little numb.?

Tiny clear itchy bumps occur on right middle finger (from mid joint to fingertip). Recently the finger tip feels a little numb.?

Need to see this: Before any diagnosis can be made. Please schedule a virtual consultation or visit your healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on my joint of my middle finger what is it?

I have a hard bump on my joint of my middle finger what is it?

Which joint?: Depends on which joint it is. This could be anything from a small benign cyst to a bony exostosis or bone growth. If it is tender or is growing, I would recommend evaluation by a health care professional. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on the back of my middle finger middle joint. Its skin color not mobile.

I have a hard bump on the back of my middle finger middle joint. Its skin color not mobile.

Arthritis-related?: Based on the location and the description it is possible this is a "bouchard's node" which can be seen in osteoarthritis. Your primary care doctor could likely confirm this for you. ...Read more

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Having a pain in the joint of my left hand of the middle finger?

Having a pain in the joint of my left hand of the middle finger?

Tendon Inflammation: There are multiple causes of finger/joint pain. Given your age and no history of trauma, nor arthritic problems, the most likely cause is a trigger finger or tendonitis (swollen tendon). Ask yourself, ifyour pain is on the back of the knuckle, worse in the morning, and painful with flexing the finger, and if there is tenderness in the palm over the tendon. A hand surgeon can help make diagnosis. ...Read more

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Knot coming up on inside of hand on middle finger joint painful help?

Knot coming up on inside of hand on middle finger joint painful help?

Probably a ganglion: Cyst. Typically come from a joint. Can be very painful. Most hand bumps are benign. Typically can be aspirated with a needle and decompressed or otherwise surgical excised. Used to call them bible beater lesions because the biggest book on the house was the bible and by smacking it with the 'good book' caused them to rupture. I do not recommend this though. See an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Severely painful and swollen finger knucnles and joints and hard lumps on hands, what to do?

Palm Lumps may: Be dupuytren's disease. A common genetic disorder that can present in a variety of ways. Swollen finger knucles can be a part of this known as garrod's knuckles. Other cause of swollen painful knuckles and fingers are gouty arthritis, inflamm arthritides, psoriatic arthritis and lyme first line treatment for swelling is rest ice and otc meds but if getting worse fast get to a doc to r/o infection. ...Read more

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What about a discoloration on right hand, middle finger, middle joint spreading occasionally to top joint. Does chinese medicine know anything about?

What about a discoloration on right hand, middle finger, middle joint spreading occasionally to top joint. Does chinese medicine know anything about?

See your doctor: Your symptoms are vague. See your doctor for an evaluation. He or she can refers you to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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I am growing a tiny lump on my right hand middle finger (closer to te right side of the finger than the middle) and one on my right hand ring finger?

I am growing a tiny lump on my right hand middle finger (closer to te right side of the finger than the middle) and one on my right hand ring finger?

So two lumps: Could be related or unrelated. You need to see a specialist hand surgeon but your family doc can check this first. ...Read more

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My hand is really red it's just below my fingers (not on the joint) between my pointer and middle finger it hurts when I touch it and when I add press?

Your age?: We have to know your age. We cannot answer questions for minors. So fix your public profile so that it shows your age. You have noted your country, which also helps with some questions, as diseases and resources vary by age and location, as well as gender. Be honest about your age. You expect if from us, and we expect it from you, too! ...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 hit my r hand on a ceiling joist approximately 7 weeks ago. With extension of the middle finger the tendon moves towards my wrist and forms a lump.

I hit my r hand on a ceiling joist approximately 7 weeks ago. With extension of the middle finger the tendon moves towards my wrist and forms a lump.

Sounds like a: Severed or partially severed tendon. You need to see an Orthopedic hand surgeon and get it fixed or splinted till it heals, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my joints swell up unexpectedly about every month or so? My middle finger on my right hand swell up and makes it impossible to even bend or use my finger at all. Then the swelling moves over to my wrist on the same hand and sometimes

What does it mean if my joints swell up unexpectedly about every month or so? My middle finger on my right hand swell up and makes it impossible to even bend or use my finger at all. Then the swelling moves over to my wrist on the same hand and sometimes

MD visit: Though the interval timing confuses me a little, I would send you to your pcp and be tested for arthritis, especially rheumatoid arthritis. Your md with tests should help you gain information and hopefully relief. Good luck! ...Read more

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Recently notice my left hand and arm go numb on and off. Now there's a lump on my middle finger on left hand and it's numb?

Recently notice my left hand and arm go numb on and off. Now there's a lump on my middle finger on left hand and it's numb?

Ganglion?: Need more info to help sort out why your hand and arm might be going numb. Numbness is caused by a decrease in blood flow to an area, such as when your leg goes to sleep when you sit on it, or it could be a pinched nerve in your neck, rare at your age, or in your arm. A lump the showed yp quickly could be a ganglion, which is a fluid filled cyst. If it is bothersome, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Hello! My right hand, middle finger Distal Interphalangeal joint. This joint feels tender when I press down on it, then straighten it. What?

Hello! My right hand, middle finger Distal Interphalangeal joint. This joint feels tender when I press down on it, then straighten it. What?

Arthritis synovitis: Can give a slight bit of swelling in the joint such that fluid when it's moved around takes up space and you interpret that as discomfort or stiffness. Even very early arthritis where the X-ray might seem normal can have this Synovitis can be swelling alone. Most common is OA. But many varieties of arthritides exist including associated with celiac, gi issues, infectious, rheumatoid like etc ...Read more

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Middle finger. Rt hand sudden excruciating pain at proximal joint. Worsened if any movement...Grip progressively weaker (no trauma prior to pain).?

Middle finger. Rt hand sudden excruciating pain at proximal joint. Worsened if any movement...Grip progressively weaker (no trauma prior to pain).?

Specialist consult: You need to go see a hand specialist, likely and orthopedic surgeon (they do more than surgery) to determine if there is any damage in the hand causing this pain. Could be a number of causes but only imaging and a consult with a specialist will tell you what you need to know to initiate treatment. ...Read more

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I started getting numbness in index and middle finger on my right hand when ysing pc. Also sharp pain through knuckle joint on left index finger.

I started getting numbness in index and middle finger on my right hand when ysing pc. Also sharp pain through knuckle joint on left index finger.

Carpel tunnel: The nerves in your hand are being pinched under a small band of ligament type tissue. Its from the typing and maintaining the hand posture required to do so. Start wearing a simple wrist brace see an orthopedic surgeon for a workup if you need to type for job then a simple surgery would resolve this issue
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I dislocted my middle finger (middle joint) A sports trainer put it back into place. Now I have pins and needles in the palm of my hand, is this norma?

I dislocted my middle finger (middle joint) A sports trainer put it back into place. Now I have pins and needles in the palm of my hand, is this norma?

Timing of symptoms: The palm is innervated by the median and ulnar nerves. Depending on how the finger dislocation was treated (manipulation around the wrist), there may be some local nerve irritation. If the symptoms get worse you should see a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000691.htm, http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000789.htm ...Read more