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Middle finger joint pain and some swelling. 47 yr old. Arthritis?

Middle finger joint pain and some swelling. 47 yr old. Arthritis?

Get evaluated: You could have arthritis, you need a correct diagnosis and treatment to prevent your condition from getting worse. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What are the causes of finger joint pain and swelling/redness?

What are the causes of finger joint pain and swelling/redness?

A lot of things: This could be from an infection, inflammation or an injury. I would recommend you see a hand surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have constant stiff finger joint pain and cramping with no swelling. Meds have not worked.

I have constant stiff finger joint pain and cramping with no swelling. Meds have not worked.

Stiff finger: Without swelling or deformity in the finger I believe the most likely etiology is a trigger digit with swelling or deformity I would lean more toward an arthritic joint. Trigger digits can hurt when trying to get the finger out straight typically leading to pain at the "pip joint." x-rays would help. ...Read more

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I feel hand and leg finger joint pain whenever I ingest meat. What could be causing it?

I feel hand and leg finger joint pain whenever I ingest meat. What could be causing it?

Not sure: Meat does not usually cause joint pain. Are you cutting the meat with yuor hands? And fingers and perhaps causing pveruse? ...Read more

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What causes long term finger/joint pain?

What causes long term finger/joint pain?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is a common cause, but many other causes, e.g. Osteo-arthitis, gout, scleroderma, raynauds etc. ...Read more

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What is recommended to help to fight finger joint pain from much programming and typing?

Conservative care: Start by taking breaks throughout the day, and also regularly work on gentle range of motion throughout the day. There are topical and oral anti-inflammatory medications that may help, although I would not recommend chronic use of oral anti-inflammatory meds. Consider using voice recognition technology if that is an option. ...Read more

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What can cause finger/joint pain?

Finger pain: Tendinitis (trigger finger), arthrritis, gout, infalmmatory arthrtiis, sprain or ligament injury, nerve injury, tendon, circulation issues, fracture, joint injury name a tissue type and it can be affected. ...Read more

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How can I relieve finger joint pain?

How can I relieve finger joint pain?

Nsaids, pt: For pain and stiffness in the fingers, I usually
try an NSAID medicine first which usually helps
to some degree
i have also found that the use of physical therapy especially paraffin treatment helps
relieve pain and also can improve range of
motion in the fingers. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have finger joint pain?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Finger joint pain?

What is the definition or description of: Finger joint pain?

A lot of joints.: Easily defined as having pain in one or more of the 18 joints found in the fingers. Depending on the definition of finger joint there could be as many as 28 joints. ...Read more

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What helps alleviate finger joint pain and stiffness?

What helps alleviate finger joint pain and stiffness?

Movment: Try over the counter anti inflamatory medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). You should keep the joints supple by moving them as much as possible. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for finger joint pain?

What are some treatments for finger joint pain?

Rest when it hurts: The most important treatment for any problem is to find the cause & eliminate it. Overuse injuries (typing, texting, manually labor intensive jobs) require rest & good preventive measures. Initially 'rice'; (rest ice, compress & elevate). Long term use high grade omega-3 fatty acids w/ glucosamine & chondroiton as well as making sure vit. D levels are good. Nsaids & analgesics as a last resort. ...Read more

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Finger joint pain after fever and mild cold signs. Unrelated or related?

Finger joint pain after fever and mild cold signs. Unrelated or related?

Uncertain get workup: Can not be certain from your description. Fever can be related to a variety of types of arthritis and can be associated with respiratory complaints. Don't have enough other data to advise you but fever and arthritis can be related to infection such as viral, bacteria, fungus; or related to inflammatory febrile non-infectious conditions such as connective tissue diseases and vascultis. ...Read more

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Finger joint pain after fever and bump on skin?

Finger joint pain after fever and bump on skin?

A pic is worth a lot: Not enough info to make any determination of what's going on. A pic would help and a little more detail about the history. ...Read more

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My wife is sufferin from rist and finger joint pain?

My wife is sufferin from rist and finger joint pain?

Arthritis?: Wrist and finger pain can be due to several causes. Arhtritis, tendinitis, or possible nerve compression. If pain is worse with motion, then arthritis or tendinitis is more likely to be the cause. Morning pain can be due to arthitis. Night time pain or associated numbness or tingling could be due to nerve compression. If pain is getting worse, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Is it normal to develop pmr and psoriatic artritis at the same time? My pmr symptoms started 18 months ago, but I also had finger joint pain at that time. 6 months ago, finger pain got worse and nail.

Is it normal to develop pmr and psoriatic artritis at the same time? My pmr symptoms started 18 months ago, but I also had finger joint pain at that time. 6 months ago, finger pain got worse and nail.

? all PSA: You are rather young for pmr. It may be that your initial symptoms of psoriatic arthritis (psa), mimicked pmr with neck, shoulder, lower back and/or hip hip pain/stiffness. Both pmr and psa can have elevated ESR and or crp. Both can respond well to prednisone. I try to diagnose people with one disease not two if possible. ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation?

What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation?

RA: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system, instead to protect your health by attacking bacteria and/or viruses, mistakenly attacks your joints in the entire body.
Rec.: see rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment.
Take care. ...Read more

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Red knuckles along with pain and mild swelling in index and middle finger in both hands, along with feet, knee, and shoulder joint pain on both sides.

Red knuckles along with pain and mild swelling in index and middle finger in both hands, along with feet, knee, and shoulder joint pain on both sides.

Hard to diagnose: Without more history and physical exam, but would recommend you see your physician, have a thorough history and physical and discuss possibility of rheumatoid arthritis. This could be many things, but I would start there. I would also consider asking about infectious causes, such as viral illnesses or lymes disease. Best of luck and I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Third finger pain and swelling after drinking. What is the cure? Pain in finger joint.

Third finger pain and swelling after drinking. What is the cure? Pain in finger joint.

Finger pain: You may have gout of the hand after drinking. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and cut down on the drinking. ...Read more

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What can I do to address the swelling around the left hand small finger joint and pain at the base of thumb?

What can I do to address the swelling around the left hand small finger joint and pain at the base of thumb?

Find the reason for: It then treat it, usually the doctor give anti-it then treat it, usually the doctor give anti- inflammatory medication (motrin, naproysen, celebrax.)
or go higher to give steroids check with your doctor which is better for you. ...Read more

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I was stung at the end of July by a baled faced hornet. It got me on the bottom joint of my index finger. Having severe joint pain and swelling?

I was stung at the end of July by a baled faced hornet. It got me on the bottom joint of my index finger. Having severe joint pain and swelling?

Could be infected: You need to see your physician and get an evaluation. This needs to be quckly treated. It could be infected. ...Read more

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Joint pain and swelling 24 year old girl. Cold symptoms. Finger joints, knee, ankles and toes affected. What could it be?

Joint pain and swelling 24 year old girl. Cold symptoms. Finger joints, knee, ankles and toes affected. What could it be?

Get checked!: She certainly needs to be checked. There are many causes, some easy to fix, some not so easy. She should get seen this week. ...Read more

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Teen with finger/finger joint swelling but no trauma happened. What could it be, and what treatment?

Teen with finger/finger joint swelling but no trauma happened. What could it be, and what treatment?

It depends.: There many different causes of atraumatic finger swelling. The amount of swelling and duration would help narrow the possibilities. If swelling is significant and doesn't resolve in a reasonable period of time then it becomes very important to seek further medical evaluation. An examination followed by appropriate diagnostic studies (xray, mri, blood work) would be important. ...Read more

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What can cause finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and shoulder pain?

What can cause finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and shoulder pain?

Many: Thre are many rheumatologic conditons that could cause your symptoms. One would need to know your history, your overall health, medications, allergies, history and other information. You need a good exam, lab studies and perhaps x-rays. I would recommend you see your pcp, a rheumatologist or an orthopedist. You could have anthing from a minor problem to a severe problem. Get checked out! ...Read more

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What is finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and sholder pain symptoms of?

What is finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and sholder pain symptoms of?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Christopher Henley
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Finger Joint Pain (Definition)

Easily defined as having pain in one or more of the 18 joints found in the fingers. Depending on the definition of finger joint there could be as ...Read more