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I have joint pain on my middle finger. What should I do for it?

I have joint pain on my middle finger. What should I do for it?

See rheumatologist: If you are concerned, see a rheumatogist as they will be able to determine what is causing it. ...Read more

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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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Hi . I have pain in my finger , don't know what I did to it . It hurts to bend my finger and also straightening it . Should I go to the dr?

Hi . I have pain in my finger  , don't know what I did to it . It hurts to bend my finger and also straightening it . Should I go to the dr?

Finger pain: If there is no known injury like sprain or contusion, finger pain may be due to arthritis especially if the discomfort is localized to the joint itself. Infection would be accompanied by redness, tenderness and often swelling. If taking an anti-inflammatory like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) doesn't help, have a physician examine your finger. ...Read more

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What can I do if my left hip joint hurts and what should I do?

What can I do if my left hip joint hurts and what should I do?

Get it evaluated: There are several causes for hip area pain. She need to have it evaluated, preferably by an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my shoulder. I can dislocate it and pop it back in. What should I do?

I have a sharp pain in my shoulder. I can dislocate it and pop it back in. What should I do?

See an orthopedist: If you can "pop" your shoulder in and out at will without any past history of injury then you may be classified as a voluntary dislocator. Generally nonoperative mangement is advised such as therapy. However, if it becomes unbearable/painful or if you had history of injury resulting in shoulder dislocation then surgery may be an option if non-operative means have failed to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist and now my little finger pops when i close my wrist, should I go see a doctor and if so what type of doctor?

I hurt my wrist and now my little finger pops when i close my wrist, should I go see a doctor and if so what type of doctor?

Trigger finger?: This sounds like a trigger finger. Sometimes in more severe cases the finger gets 'stuck' and straightening it out is painful. If it is just clicking, it might resolve by itself. A cortisone injection can be very helpful (orthopedics or rheumatology), but you can probably wait and see. ...Read more

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Hi I have pain in my wrist . It hurts to bend it and turn it . what should I do ?

Need to know more: There are many causes for wrist pain with motion. Important to know would be which part of the wrist, which motion hurts it, how long has it been going on, and was there any trauma. ...Read more

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I have thumb pain and it is swollen and cramped up. What do I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my thumb nail and it hurts when i bend my finger, what can I do?

I have a sharp pain in my thumb nail and it hurts when i bend my finger, what can I do?

See doc: This might be a glomus tumor. See your doctor. It could also be something a orthopedic doctor would have to treat. ...Read more

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I think i hyperextended my thumb. It swollen but I am still have rom. I have pain when i move my thumb certain ways. What is the plan if care?

I think i hyperextended my thumb. It swollen but I am still have rom. I have pain when i move my thumb certain ways. What is the plan if care?

See an orthopedist: Make sure the joint has not been damaged, that there are no factures, and that it does not require casting or other means of immobilization. Go and get seen at someplace that has a hand surgeon on call. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my left bicep and i can't straighten it out. What happened and what can I do to fix it?

I have a sharp pain in my left bicep and i can't straighten it out. What happened and what can I do to fix it?

Muscle tear?: You may have torn a muscle or other soft tissue like ligament or tendon. This may have been the result of strenuous workout. Please see do and he/she can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hello. I jammed my right ring finger 12 years ago and i still have pain in the knuckle. Is there anything i can do to get rid of the pain?

Hello. I jammed my right ring finger 12 years ago and i still have pain in the knuckle. Is there anything i can do to get rid of the pain?

exercise: The best exercise for "knuckle pain" is to grab a tennis ball and squeeze it frequently while you are sitting and watching tv. This will draw the fluid out of the joint that is painful. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my vag i can't get past my first joint knuckle it wont let me when putting finger in and I have a dull ache thats it what could it be?

I have a lump in my vag i can't get past my first joint knuckle it wont let me when putting finger in and I have a dull ache thats it what could it be?

Bartholin Cyst: It sounds like it could be a bartholin gland cyst. These are benign, but often need to be drained in order for a woman to get relief from the pain and throbbing. It could be something else, as well, but you need to see a doctor to have it diagnosed. Best of luck, . ...Read more

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I have the need to pop my ankle like I would do my knuckles.I have alot of discomfort in my ankle if I don't pop it, but if I do it hurts to walk.

I have the need to pop my ankle like I would do my knuckles.I have alot of discomfort in my ankle if I don't pop it, but if I do it hurts to walk.

A Pop Evaluation.: There are several possibilities for the popping you have in and around the ankle area. Normally, there is no or minimal discomfort as it is generally due to gas bursting out of the join fluid by stretching the joint. The pain you're having could be due to a cartilage problem within the joint itself. To remove all doubt, a thorough ankle evaluation is needed, before damage to the joint occurs. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a sharp pain at the back of my knee when i bend it and walk on it?

May be meniscus tear: Usually a sharp pain with certain activities such as twisting / bending may be a meniscus tear. If you have mechanical symptoms such as locking and catching it would be a good idea to see an orthopedic surgeon who can examine you better. If you had an injury then an MRI may be indicated as well. A hands on exam would be needed to evaluate this. Thanks! ...Read more

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I've had joint pain on my elbow and shoulder of my left arm but have not hurt myself. It causes discomfort, but not excruciating. What should I do to?

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I've had joint pain on my elbow and shoulder of my left arm but have not hurt myself. It causes discomfort, but not excruciating. What should I do to?

Rest: It sounds more like cervical radiculopathy, or nerve symptoms originating from your neck. Many of these improve on their own. Some of these also cause shoulder and rotator cuff problems. Visit your friendly neighborhood orthopod or sports medicine doc so we can give you an individualized answer after an examination. ...Read more

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I have pain on my right collarbone. What do you reocmmend for the pain?

Injury?: If you had an injury it is always best to obtain an xray to make sure there hasnt been a fracture. For pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen usually works well. ...Read more