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What are possible causes of severe knuckle pain at night?

What are possible causes of severe knuckle pain at night?

Arthritis: Pain in the joints is often from arthritis. Many patients complain of pain after a day of use, night pain, and morning stiffness. ...Read more

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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more


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Why do I have knuckle pain in pinky finger?

Why do I have knuckle pain in pinky finger?

Arthritis?: Joint pain most commonly is from arthritis. You can also have pain around the joint at the base of your finger from a tendonitis. ...Read more

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Can exercise get rid of stiffness In your knuckles?

Can exercise get rid of stiffness In your knuckles?

Joint pain/stiffness: Joint pain and stiffness may be a symptom of Osteoarthritis (general wear and tear arthritis). Common symptoms symptoms of OA include joint stiffness, particularly after periods of rest or non-use (called the Gelling Phenomenon), and decreased stiffness with use or exercise (after the affected joints warm up). So, exercise can help, but then may make the problem worse over time ...Read more

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How can I get rid of this knuckle pain that comes and goes?

How can I get rid of this knuckle pain that comes and goes?

Depends: See a hand surgeon and get an x-ray to determine if it's arthritis or something like trigger finger that can feel like it's in a joint. ...Read more

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About four days ago, i punched something. Now, the 4th and 5th knuckles still appear larger than normal with some stiffness and pain with pressure. Is it possible that theymight be broken?

About four days ago, i punched something. Now, the 4th and 5th knuckles still appear larger than normal with some stiffness and pain with pressure. Is it possible that theymight be broken?

Fracture Metacarapal: We call them boxers fractures, a "boxer's fracture" occurs as a result of axial loading of the 4th and/or 5th transverse neck of the metacarpal bone secondary to an indirect force such as striking an object with a closed fist ...Read more

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Treatment knuckle pain and swelling?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the joint pain and inflammation. For instance, there are several treatment options if the cause is rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are numerous other possible causes. Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Swollen middle finger, pain on my knuckle. Should I ice it?

Initially yes: If your problem is acute ice is the way to go you might also try advil (ibuprofen) r naprosin after 24hrs heat may help if pain persist.... See your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have pain and stiffness in my hands, particularly the left one. The pain is mostly in the knuckles and back of the hand. Also 6 months ago.?

Possibly arthritis: Stiffness, pain, and swelling are the classic signs of arthritis. I recommend an evaluation by a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon. Examination and x-rays, and possibly blood tests may be necessary to confirm. Potential treatments include therapy, bracing or splinting, and arthritis medicines, such as nsaids, which include Ibuprofen and celebrex (celecoxib). ...Read more

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Woke up with pain in knuckles below index finger/pain in finger. Have been playing video games a lot. Now swollen/painful can't bend or fully extend?

Woke up with pain in knuckles below index finger/pain in finger. Have been playing video games a lot. Now swollen/painful can't bend or fully extend?

Video triggerfinger?: It is possible you've developed the disease of young people in the 21st century (trigger finger caused by TOO MUCH video gaming). But to be sure there are other things that could cause pain and swelling in your finger so if after icing, Motrin for 3 days, and NO video games you're not better an examination would be in order. Questions? Write me: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Why do I have joint stiffness in the middle knuckle of each finger?

Why do I have joint stiffness in the middle knuckle of each finger?

Psoriatic Arthritis?: If you are young and have big, sore, or inflammed middle joints of your digits: 2-5, you are more likely to have psoritic arthritis particularly if your large knuckes are not involved. If you are over 50, the DJD of the hands is more likely. If you think you have ra, then have your dr. Get a ccp antibody. It should be positive. If you or a family member has psoriasis, all bets are off on ra! ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Fitzthum
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Finger Pain (Definition)

definition is a FINGER that hurts -if concerned see ...Read more