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I Have Joint Pain On My Middle Finger What Should I Do For It
Red knuckles along with pain and mild swelling in index and middle finger in both hands, along with feet, knee, and shoulder joint pain on both sides.
Hard to diagnose : Without more history and physical exam, but would recommend you see your physician, have a thorough history and physical and discuss possibility of rheumatoid arthritis. This could be many things, but i would start there. I would also consider asking about infectious causes, such as viral illnesses or lymes disease. Best of luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more
Possible diagnoses: If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joint is larger and feels bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility. If there is soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible but in RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doc if it is not improving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Purple: Could be spasm of the blood vessels in the fingers ie raynaud's syndrom, which can present with arthritis, ie rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, other connective tissue diseases. Important to make sure it is real and not due to chemical staining, raynaud's is treatable. Meds or moving to a warm climate, if cold intolerant. Rare diseases ie cryoglobulins, vasculitis can occur and need mdexam. ...Read more
Joint pain: Unfortunately, the information you provided is not enough to make out a diagnosis. More info is needed such as how long you've had it for, is there swelling, redness with it, how many joints are involved, how did it get started, etc. You may choose to see a local doc to discuss it with him in more detail. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
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