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Painful cracked & dry knuckles, red, burning on one hand only. Happens every fall & winter but only on right hand. What would cause this?
Eczema will get you: At a very young age, and it continues throughout your life. Sometimes a certain lotion or chemical in the lotion will make it worse. Try to use different unscented moisturizers, even prescription ones, to see if it would help alleviate the problem. I would put the moisturizer on several times a day. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Red knuckles along with pain and mild swelling in index and middle fingers. Both hands. Joint pain in shoulders, knees, and feet with no redness.
Blood pooling, both feet — outer along talus/tarsals. Edema right foot/hand. Knuckles red or bluish, feet/hands hot/splotchy, big veins w/ activity?
Can swelling of fingers, along with knuckle, wrist pain and redness on hands be a sign of which, scleroderma or lupus or both... No reynaurds here.
Many possible causes: There are many causes for pain at that location. It is important to undergo evaluation with a specialist with experience evaluating and treating these issues. Infection, inflammatory diseases, and trauma are some causes of swelling and redness at this location. ...Read more
The knuckle of my index finger hurts when I bend it (burning/pulling feeling). Comes and goes. No redness or swelling. What is it/how to heal?
Varies: There are multiple potential causes and I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes is a synovitis of the lining of the joint capsule if that joint. If not contraindicated, trying an (NSAIDs) when it is symptomatic may be of some benefit. ...Read more
Awoke with raised red welt and surrounding redness on thumb knuckle with partial numbness. Does not itch or hurt.
Just a guess:
SOAK and cover with Baking Soda Paste
Hope this helps
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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
I have aching pain in my pinky finger. No swelling/redness. Worse in the cold. Slight bump and I get a sharp, stabbing pain down tip into knuckle.
What could be the cause of knuckle pain in the index finger without redness or swelling. I have bulging disk that I am being treated for...
My left-hand first finger knuckle burning and sharp pain. There is no redness or swelling. Sudden onset two days ago, with no relief even after rest?
More info?: This could be gout, though there would usually be redness. Rheumatoid arthritis comes to mind but usually no sudden onset and generally more joints that one small finger joint. It would be good to know if there's been any recent trauma, spider bite, stick with a thorn? Does finger ever get stuck when bent? ...Read more
Pain in knuckles (both hands, worse in right) and middle joint of little finger (right hand). I'm right-handed and age 30. No swelling or redness?
Burning pinky knuckle pain in hand. It's only palm side and present when I open/close my hand. No swelling/redness/numbness, just dull burn w/movement?
Early Trigger finger: Sounds like the early stages of a trigger finger, before it starts to catch. See if you have a tender spot on your palm, at the base of your pinky where there's a bony bump. Nsaids might help if this is the case. An orthopaedic or hand surgeon can check it out and see if an injection is appropriate. ...Read more
I don't know what caused it but my index finger hurts around the nailnthe cuticle to the first knuckle is red and swollen what do I do to make it bette?
Paronychia is the: Term for an infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail. Try warm soaks for 15 minutes in a 50% solution of antibacterial soap in water. Do this three or four times a day. Paronychia is usually caused by common skin bacteria entering the skin around the nail that has been damaged by dishwashing, other irritants, or finger sucking. If it does not improve, see your doctor. ...Read more
Involved in a fight the person moved and she punched the wall closed fist knuckles are red swollen sliding noise when moves her finger knuckle joint?
Pain: Sounds serious and needs to be evaluated ASAP possible fracture ...Read more
My hand got hit with the metal ramp of a flatbed trailer. One finger is numb and tingly. Knuckle is red & sore. Should I go to urgent care?
Trauma: Best to see a doctor for an x-ray to make sure you didn't crack your finger. Meanwhile, ice it as much as you can. Best wishes ...Read more
Acting OK? headache?:
Is he acting OK? Headache? Are you in a heated home? First thing that come to mind this time of year is carbon monoxide poisoning. You may want to get him out of the place, fresh air or have him checked out at a clinic.
This could be serious. The heating system may need to be inspected ...Read more
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