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Index Finger Swollen At Joint And Don't Know Why
Accidently punched the wall last night. Swelled immediately. Index finger swollen. Pain in entire hand. Hurts to move. Blue swollen line down palm.
I am so annoyed! My index finger above the top joint only, is swollen and firm! A bit red. I don't remember injuring it at all. Could it be serious?
Possibly: There are numerous causes of isolated non-traumatic joint swelling in the finger. Proper diagnosis of the cause (s) depending on examine your diet (gout), risk factors (history of IV drug usage with endocarditis and splinter hemorrhage, co-morbid medical conditions including diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, infections), and presence of autoimmune rheumatologic conditions. ...Read more
My index finger is swollen and not bending (blocked) from a tip through 1st and 2nd joint but the 3rd joint is fine. It's not painful. No trauma to it?
I am a 16 year old male and I tore a capsule in my left index finger about three and a half months ago. My finger is still swollen at the middle joint?
Unsure of injurty: I am not sure what a capsule is but if you have any swelling around a joint for that long that does not get better it needs to be seen by a doctor as it might be a broken bone- especially if it happened after an injury ...Read more
Index finger: You have dislocated the finger or broken it. An xray is a great start. Till then buddy tape the finger ...Read more
For the past 2yrs the side of my rt index finger @ the top joint hurts a lot when it is touched. Seems to be tiny bump or swollen nerve under the skin?
The first joint on my index finger has swollen and is sore to the touch, I might have hurt it. Been like this for about 2 months &is not getting bett?
If you hurt it then: You need to see doctor. Has been left untreated for to long. So start with seeing the doctor for evaluation. Get that finger better ...Read more
I cut my finger, left index finger medially at the ip joint and it is sore swollen and stiff after a month. Is my joint infected?
Had leash burn index finger 1st joint palm. Skin healed. 2 months tbough fingdr bends but seem bit swollen and top of pip burns?
My right hand thumb middle part above top joint is swollen just like the index finger (same part of finger) before few months, what should I do?
Agree: Sounds like tendon swelling above the joint.Differential diagnosis trauma, dactylitis swelling of tendon which can occur with sarcoid or psoriasis.Infection or even a foreign object like a plant thorn can also cause pain. Now that this has been going on for a while I would check it out. So that you can be "all thumbs". ...Read more
My right index finger is swollen and painful at the joint closest to the palm. I had cut that area about a month prior but it healed. Other hand ok.
Go see doc: It sounds like you have an infection and need to be on antibiotics. They can evaluate and see if this is correct or if there is something else wrong. You don't want to wait for this to get worse. ...Read more
My index finger is swollen and won't fully extend or close when I make a fist. I also have a painful lump in my palm below the joint.?
Trigger finger: It sounds like you have a trigger finger. The tendon that flexes your index finger travels through tunnels or pulleys that keep the tendon close to the bone. Inflammation or masses on the tendon can get caught in the tunnel system preventing movement, causing more inflammation and discomfort. Anti inflammatory medication may help but you should see a hand surgeon. ...Read more
I have a swollen, red, itchy raised area between my knuckle and lower joint of index finger. It is warm and swelling is same after 1 day. What is it?
Sounds like: Your finger may be getting infected. But it could also just be a reaction to some bug bites or contact dermatitis. You may try taking Motrin and anti- histamine to see if this improves your finger. You can also apply neosporin antibiotic ointment if you are developing localized infection. Otherwise, you need to see your doctor about it especially if with fever, in pain, feeling numb or worst. ...Read more
1st a small toe joint, now side of index finger joint swollen and extremely itchy. Turns red first then purple then fades months later. Worst at night?
See rheumatologist: Symptoms u are displaying are often caused by an underlying inflammatory or auto -immune disease. ...Read more
A few days pain in distal interphalangeal joints on both hands index and middle fingers when making a fist, not swollen nor tender, can it be RA?
Regarding my middle finger, swollen at the top joint, has become this way over a period of 9 yrs after slight injury, cd anything be done to fix?
Babys hand crushed in door. Her pinky knuckle looked squished in and there was instantly a deep purple bruise on ring finger. Swollen now but playful.
Lately my both hand swell every morning aching my bone (borh hand). One of my middle finger swollen and hurt constantly. Do I need vitamin c? Or?
I am experiencing finger pain, finger swelling, finger tingling, finger tenderness to touch, joint swelling, finger pop, popping or snapping sound from joint, hand tingling, finger numbness and hand numbness. The following also describe me: Leg numbness
Question cut off: It looks like your actual question was cut off. This does merit medical evaluation. Would start with your primary medical provider for work up. S/he can determine if specialty assessment is indicated. ...Read more
Many: Please see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment because there could be many causes for this. ...Read more
What could my symptoms mean? Sometimes I will wake up with stiff, swollen fingers with joints that are a bit tender to the touch. When this happens, it may last all day/night, may go back and forth throughout the day, or end up going away all together. My
You: You should see your pmd according to your age or else see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Go see what's wrong: There are many possibly conditions that can cause this group of symptoms. It could be as simple as the flu or as serious as an autoimmune disease such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis or a serious infection/ thus you should go see your doctor- in the meantime it may not hurt to try acetaminophen/ibuprofen/naproxen if you don't have an allergy to these meds- but significant enough symptoms to eval. ...Read more
Woke up on 2-14-15 with a swollen finger right hand pinkie painful at the upper joint what's going on?
Some thoughts: Paronychia- or an infected cuticle is most likely- without seeing you or taking a history. Try warm soaks, and see your doctor. They can be extremely painful and sometime warrant antibiotics if that is what you have. ...Read more
My hand get swollen when I'm working, and hurt very bad in the wrist and finger joints. Why is this happening?
Tendonitis?: You could have problems with the tendons or the joints. If cutting back on your activity level doesn't clear up the problem you should get looked at by a doctor to get a diagnosis. ...Read more
My little finger in my right hand has swollen from the joints. It pains when I write. No other joints are swollen. What's the cause?
My wife has pain in her sholder joint, she no longer has normal function of her sholder or arm. Her fingers are swollen and she feels bone pain? Help!
You're describing features of decreased range of motion with swelling and pain. All in one joint.
I am not sure if this problem is gradual or sudden and whether ther is a history of trauma.
However, it seems that she has an inflammatory process that could be affecting the shoulder joint or adjacent tendons and ligaments.
Would need more history, x rays, and good exam. ...Read more
What could it be if joints in fingers are swollen have red spots on them and it's painful to move them What doctor should I see I've seen an ortho?
Internist/rheum: You should seek the evaluation of a general internist or rheumatologist. Your description suggests, but is not diagnostic for, certain types of arthritis. You should get blood tests looking for "inflammation". Plain X-rays of the affected joints might also be recommended. ...Read more
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