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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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Stiffness (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders ...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.?

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. ...Read more

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I constantly crack my fingers and knuckles, I have been, since my early teens, I am now 39. Recently I have noticed stiffness & pain. Is this bad?

A sign: The cracking of joints is okay; it is air in the joints. The stiffness and pain is a sign that something else is underlying and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Fell catching myself with my right hand now the area of right knuckle/middle finger is a sharp pain when using to open things or etc. Has stiffness?

Fell catching myself with my right hand now the area of right knuckle/middle finger is a sharp pain when using to open things or etc. Has stiffness?

Sprain: A sprain of the joint is likely and may take a week or two to heal. Use cold applications for two days and then switch to heat. Nsaids like ibuprofen may help. See a hand surgeon if significant pain or swelling occurs. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Treatment knuckle pain and swelling?

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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