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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What might cause recurrent discoloration in knuckles of one or both hands? Knuckles & fingers suddenly turn blue, lasting anywhere from 1hr- day(s).

What might cause recurrent discoloration in knuckles of one or both hands? Knuckles & fingers suddenly turn blue, lasting anywhere from 1hr- day(s).

Possibly Raynaud's: Raynauds involves cold or stress induced vasospasm of small vessels in hands and feet. It is really more of an annoyance than a harmful problem. Calcium channel blockers are the most common medication that physicians use to treat the symptoms of raynauds. The main drawback is the side effects from these medicines. Keeping your hands and feet warm remains the best treatment. ...Read more

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What causes my daughters knuckles to swell when she washes her hands?

What causes my daughters knuckles to swell when she washes her hands?

Unsure: I would be concerned about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis if this has been going on for a while. I am not sure if the water is hot or cold which may help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to rehab a broken hand with broken knuckles?

What are some good ways to rehab a broken hand with broken knuckles?

Hand therapy: Let the fracture heal then regain your range of motion before strengthening exercises. A hand therapist can efficiently guide this effort. ...Read more

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If you cut your knuckles or the top of your hand would it cut your vein?

If you cut your knuckles or the top of your hand would it cut your vein?

Yes: There are microscopic capillary veins all over your skin. These bleed whenever you get a cut (doctors might call this capillary ooze). If you have prominent hand veins, these can get cut and bleed just like any other vein. If this happens, hold your hand above the level of your heart to slow bleeding and apply pressure. ...Read more

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I woke up with my right hand so swollen you couldn't even see my knuckles ?

I woke up with my right hand so swollen you couldn't even see my knuckles
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Seek an eval: In person. There are many reasons to have swollen hand - some benign, some more concerning - but there is no easy way to readily provide you appropriate guidance without more information and being able to examine you. ...Read more

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Do you have muscle on your knuckles? Like where the imprints are when hands at rest?

Do you have muscle on your knuckles?
Like where the imprints are when hands at rest?

Joints: Knuckles are metacarpal phalyngeal joints which contain ligaments, tendon and capsules but not muscle within them. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more