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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

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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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?

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?

Hand specialist: After nine years of swelling and scarring, I don't know if there is much a hand specialist could offer, but if it is bothering you make an appointment with a hand surgeon to explore the options. ...Read more

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What can you do for a smashed finger, swollen and has the pins and needle numbness currently, injured 8 hours ago?

What can you do for a smashed finger, swollen and has the pins and needle numbness currently, injured  8 hours ago?

Crush injury: The symptoms suggest some neurologic injury as there are paresthesias, possibly from the swelling. This seriously calls for an physician's examination. Circulatory compromise is also a consideration. ...Read more

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I developed swelling on my pinky finger right below the nail on the joint I assume. Its hard to the touch. I never injured it though. What is this?

I developed swelling on my pinky finger right below the nail on the joint I assume. Its  hard to the touch. I never injured it though. What is this?

Could be an infectio: Could very well be the start of a bacterial infection. Could beta few other thoughts as well try soaking in warm soapy water and see if this helps if not see your doctor for treatmentv ...Read more

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Smashed tip of finger up to, but not including, joint. No fracture on X-ray. No blue on nail. Swollen on fingerprint side. How do I relieve pressure?

Smashed tip of finger up to, but not including, joint. No fracture on X-ray. No blue on nail. Swollen on fingerprint side. How do I relieve pressure?

You can't: Paul, there is no procedure to remove the pressure. You can try icing the finger (bagged frozen peas for 20 min at a time), and antiinflammatories. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling is a clinical finding in which the tissue around of the finger has retained fluid and is enlarged. This can occur with injury to the finger or with other ...Read more