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Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen Knuckle: You may have osteoarthritis or gout. Please see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist judder when doing wrist flexion exercise?

Why does my wrist judder when doing wrist flexion exercise?

Not sure what u mean: I am not clear on what the word "jugger" means. If it means "shakes" then it may indicate that you are using too much weight. I am also not clear on the purpose of doing these wrist flexion exercises. I tend to stick with functional exercises that come out of movements that are used in daily activities. ...Read more

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Can doing pushups irritate tennis elbow?

Can doing pushups irritate tennis elbow?

Yes: Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow can be aggravated by any activity that places the wrist in extension. Depending on the severity of the condition, one may be able to continue to do pushups. There is great variability in the severity of the condition and the activities that aggravate it. ...Read more

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Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, where the humeral head moves out the front of the socket, i would recommend you look at the thrower's 10 program. Concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... If you are doing to do push-ups avoid going deeper than 90 degrees at the elbow since this will put your shoulder in a vulnerable position for dislocation. Avoid tricep dips for sure! ...Read more

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Pinky finger hurts at knuckle; how come?

Pinky finger hurts at knuckle; how come?

Need more info: Not enough information here. Was there trauma or an injury to the finger? Did it start spontaneously? Is there any swelling or pain at rest? Which knuckle? Have you tried to treat it yet (i.e. Ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice etc) and how did it respond? ...Read more

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Fingers hurt, fourth finger locks up?

Fingers hurt, fourth finger locks up?

? Trigger finger: You may have trigger finger. This is characterized by a finger that, when bent and you try to straighten it, gets stuck part way. You then need to use your other hand to straighten it out completely. Luckily, this can be treated with a steroid injection in the palm at the base of the finger at a place called the a1 pulley. Most pcp's don't do this, so you will need to see an orthopedist for this. ...Read more

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Hit wrist, open hand, pinkie side, swollen, painful, bruised ?

Hit wrist,  open hand, pinkie side, swollen,  painful,  bruised ?

Plan: Ice, pain medication like Motrin or Advil 2 tab 2-4 times a day for 2-3 days, and no gym , may be some immobilization. If tomorrow will be worse, more swollen,you need XRay. ...Read more

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Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Yes: There are finger exercises that a hand therapist can teach you to strengthen your fingers, but you should be evaluated by a hand surgeon to make sue there are no correctable injuries. ...Read more

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My hand hurts, I bent my fingers playing a game.

Hard to say: It is hard to say without more information. If you had a sufficient mechanism of injury, I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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6mos postop tfcc repair-when i try to flatten palm-pinky curls up, index finger straight but higher than other fingers & palm looks curled & achy. Pt?

6mos postop tfcc repair-when i try to flatten palm-pinky curls up, index finger straight but higher than other fingers & palm looks curled & achy. Pt?

Therapy: What you describe sounds like tight tendons. It's unlikely that its a serious problem, but you need targeted therapy to get full function back. You should have your surgeon evaluate you so that he can give the right instructions to the therapist you see. ...Read more

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Can wrist exercises cause hurt wrists?

Can wrist exercises cause hurt wrists?

YES!: Doing wrist exercises specifically to address wrist strength can put a lot of strain on the wrist and actually strain the muscles and tendons of the wrist. There are good reasons to do wrist stretches but few reasons to do wrist exercises as most upper extremity exercises include the wrist. ...Read more

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Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Lump in muscle : should be evaluated certainly could be any number of benign condition are benign tumor or muscle strain or injury but there's also the possibility that it something more like a sarcoma which is rAre. But not unheard of It's more notable if it's a lump in a muscle if it's truly within the muscle than which muscle one thinks it is. it is in the forearm. ...Read more

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Pain on top of pip upon finger flex, underside of mcp clicking upon flex (prominent when finger is curled)? Knuckle got hit 4 months ago. Musician.

Pain on top of pip upon finger flex, underside of mcp clicking upon flex (prominent when finger is curled)? Knuckle got hit 4 months ago. Musician.

See osteopathic dr.: Anytime there's trauma to a finger or toe, it should be checked. Usually it's not just the finger that's involved but the entire hand, elbow, shoulder, neck, upper back complex, depending on the vector forces involved with the injury that needs to be evaluated to stop the clicking. Your finger pain indicates that you need treatment. It may be good to see an osteopathic physician, who can evaluate it fully, and treat you. You may be pleasantly surprised. ...Read more

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Exercises for a sprained knuckle?

Exercises for a sprained knuckle?

Sprain: As long as the diagnosis is certain then best course of action involves simple range of motion exercises. This will not only help improve flexibility but also improve swelling. ...Read more