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I have palm pain, finger pain and finger stiffness connected to a finger on nondominate hand that got kicked into the joint years ago. No pain until repetitive hard gripping. Blood tests, x rays, emg, PT, no diagnosis or swelling. Worse in morning?

I have palm pain, finger pain and finger stiffness connected to a finger on nondominate hand that got kicked into the joint years ago. No pain until repetitive hard gripping. Blood tests, x rays, emg, PT, no diagnosis or swelling. Worse in morning?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. The symptoms you described are suggestive of evolving Dupuytrens contracture. You may consult this site for info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dupuytrens-contracture/basics/definition/con-20024378
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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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I am experiencing finger pain, finger swelling, finger stiffness and finger numbness. I can't grip anything. There is also a weird lump on the side?

I am experiencing finger pain, finger swelling, finger stiffness and finger numbness. I can't grip anything. There is also a weird lump on the side?

See your physician: It is difficult to evaluate these symptoms without a thorough history and physical exam. You should be evaluated promptly in order to determine if there is something which needs to be treated right away. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing  knee pain for the past 5 years- Painful swollen joints, Knee swelling, and Joint stiffness. Gradually getting worse. MRI showed only inflamation. Do I need to go to ortho dr? What can I expect to hear as diagnosis?

I am experiencing  knee pain for the past 5 years- Painful swollen joints, Knee swelling, and Joint stiffness. Gradually getting worse. MRI showed only inflamation. Do I need to go to ortho dr? What can I expect to hear as diagnosis?

Yes and Rheumatology: It sounds to me like you have a polyarthritis that may be an inflammatory arthritis. Lab tests for connective tissue disease are not routinely performed, but in your case I would test for Lyme disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and other causes of polyarthropathy. Do your painful swollen joints migrate? Any joint fluid taken for analysis? Any trauma? Full history and exam indicated. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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First knuckle pain in pinky when pressed down or massaged. No swelling. No pain on movement. No injury. Pain has persisted for two weeks.?

First knuckle pain in pinky when pressed down or massaged. No swelling. No pain on movement. No injury. Pain has persisted for two weeks.?

Tendon strain: Without opportunity to physically examine your finger and X-ray, a formal diagnosis is difficult. If there is no swelling, no fever or chills, no redness around the joint and it is only tender on the posterior surface of the joint, one would typically think of a strained extensor tendon or the ligaments connecting the proximal and middle phalanx. Should get better--see MD if not improved in week ...Read more

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

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

Sprain/trigger/OA: Middle knuckle stiffness can be due to many problems, such as trigger finger, pip joint sprain or arthritis. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications are a good starting point for treatment. If your symptoms persist, go see an orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Why do I have knuckle pain in pinky finger? It is very tender near my knuckle. Hard to make a fist at times.

Variety of reasons: This can be the joint, the tendon, the ligament there are a variety of structures there. The most common reason is arthritis but we need more information. You can try wax paraffin bathes, isotonet gloves for comfort. Ask you physician what is safe for you to take ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in the side of my index finger, below knuckle. Pain comes and goes in waves. No redness or swelling. I did not injure it.

Could be arthritis: Arthritis pain is not uncommon for getting in the 40s… Especially if you have been used to hard work… This may also indicate a nerve irritation which may be in directly caused by arthritis fo arthritis pain is not uncommon for getting in the 40s… Especially if you have been used to hard work… This may also indicate a nerve irritation which may be in directly caused by arthritis spur. ...Read more

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Diag. W/ dermatographia. Wbc:13.4, rdw16.8, mch:26.7, absolute neutr.:9702. Everything else normal. Knuckle pain. Occasion swoll glands. What can itbe?

Diag. W/ dermatographia. Wbc:13.4, rdw16.8, mch:26.7, absolute neutr.:9702. Everything else normal. Knuckle pain. Occasion swoll glands. What can itbe?

Dermtographia: Has nothing to do with your knuckle pain and swollen glands. Please make an appointment to see your physician, so as not to overlook anything important in assessing your general health! ...Read more

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Middle finger knuckle pain when straightened, hard bony lump on knuckle when bent, sometimes warm to the touch. What could this be?

Possibly arthritis: Common causes for what you're describing could be arthritis or gout. See a hand surgeon who can examine you and get an x-ray to see how to proceed. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have sudden onset knuckle pain in one of my fingers. I didn't do anything to cause trauma. Should I see my doc to out rule infection?

I have sudden onset knuckle pain in one of my fingers. I didn't do anything to cause trauma. Should I see my doc to out rule infection?

See details: If there is not considerable redness, swelling and tenderness, infection is very unlikely. However, there are numerous causes for this issue. Have your doctor evaluate the issue. ...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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Is it normal to have joint pain with cellulitis? Infected wound on knuckle. Pain has spread from just the cut to deep in the knuckle joint

Is it normal to have joint pain with cellulitis? Infected wound on knuckle. Pain has spread from just the cut to deep in the knuckle joint

It is possible: If a cellulitis spreads it can infect adjacent and deeper structures such as bone and joints. If that happens you would need to have it treated aggressively. You may need and incision and drainage and possible intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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My husband played bball got an injury to left hand fourth finger. Pain on the outside of knuckle. Have had jammed finger b4 but not now. Help please?

Fractures: Can be minor but there are some that need surgery especially if the joint is not lined up, sprains are ligament injuries and the finger hours are prone to these too in a basketball scenario often these are partial but i'f it is a complete ligament tear trwatment is more complex an evaluation and an x-ray can help to differentiate these injuries if you need care a gand surgeon is a good place. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Painful Swollen Joints (Definition)

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Finger Pain (Definition)

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