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My middle finger hurts and its swollen, how can it heal?

My middle finger hurts and its swollen, how can it heal?

NSAIDs & warm soaks: If nsaids and warm water soaks fail to improve your hand see your local hand surgeon asap. ...Read more

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My fingers hurt and are swollen I also have a family history of arthritis could it be that?

My fingers hurt and are swollen I also have a family history of arthritis could it be that?

Depends: It depends on the type of arthritis. In a 20 year old patient, osteoarthritis is highly unlikely. But, some of the other arthritides that are inflammatory in nature can have an early age of onset. If it is a persistent problem and you have a family history of these types of illness, then it is reasonable to have it checked out. ...Read more

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My middle finger hurts, swollen and numb. It hurts when I'm not even moving it. X ray came back okay., now my whole right hand is swollen.?

My middle finger hurts, swollen and numb. It hurts when I'm not even moving it. X ray came back okay., now my whole right hand is swollen.?

Infection? Gout?: Time to look for other things that may not be seen on an xray. Your doctor was probably looking for any small fracture that could be causing the pain. Have you had any fevers? Redness? Recent cuts or abrasions around the finger? Consider that your symptoms may be from an infection. Gout is another possibility. Make sure you followup with your doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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I have infection on side of my finger nail hurts alot swollen and kinda green what to do? Who can cure it

I have infection on side of my finger nail hurts alot swollen and kinda green what to do? Who can cure it

Abscess? Herpes?: Usually this is a bacterial infection (eg staph or strep) starting in a hangnail. But could be herpetic whitlow, finger infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV1 or HSV2), usually at same time as new oral or genital herpes, but sometimes by itself. See a doctor right away. Bacterial infection may need pus drained and/or an antibiotic, and herpes needs prompt diagnosis and antiviral treatment. ...Read more

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Hi! On New Year's Eve, I injured my finger. I was holding on to someone tightly and when I let go, my finger was hurting. It was swollen badly and at one point it was black/purple. It also hurt my hand and sometimes I can feel throbbing into my arm. The p

Hi! On New Year's Eve, I injured my finger. I was holding on to someone tightly and when I let go, my finger was hurting. It was swollen badly and at one point it was black/purple. It also hurt my hand and sometimes I can feel throbbing into my arm. The p

Finger sprain: Swelling from a sprain, bruise or tiny fracture may make the joint stiff and as a result hard to make a full fist or painful making the hand feel weak. Typically it is better to transiently splint the pip and dip figer joints straight when inactive, ice and at the same time work on motion when swelling is down. Nsaids can help as well. Often swelling persists in the small joints for a few months. ...Read more

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I fell yesterday and the outside of my hand is swollen and bruised from my wrist half way down my pinkie. I can move all my fingers it hurts swollen?

I fell yesterday and the outside of my hand is swollen and bruised from my wrist half way down my pinkie. I can move all my fingers it hurts swollen?

Given what you: Have wrote, I feel an xray is in order. Ice and elevation with compression if possible with a small ace bandage. Don't wrap too tight that you cut off your circulation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Cracked knuckle 2 days ago & finger hurts bad and looks deformed. Can bend it but very tender/sore./cold. Did I break it? Not swollen

Cracked knuckle 2 days ago & finger hurts bad and looks deformed. Can bend it but very tender/sore./cold. Did I break it? Not swollen

Very possible: You need an xray, improperly healed fractures of your metacarpals or proximal phalanges can leave you with chronic pain issues, inability to use your hand adequately, poor grasp and a visibly deformed hand. The solution for these latter problems are a lot more complicated with extensive recovery compared to just having a cast or pins in for a few weeks. Do not ignore this problem. ...Read more

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Pea size Hard lump on floor of mouth Can't see it, but can feel it with tongue and finger. Hurts when pressed. Swollen node in neck on same side?

Pea size Hard lump on floor of mouth Can't see it, but can feel it with tongue and finger. Hurts when pressed. Swollen node in neck on same side?

Get medical evaluati: You need to see your doctor or dentist to check you and find out the nature of this nodule. if it is 1 cm or larger then we need to get her checked by a head and Neck (ENT) surgeon for evaluation. He/she may even recommend a biopsy especially if the neck lymph nodes are larger then 1cm in size and suspicious to be related to this nodule. ...Read more

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Swollen middle finger, pain on my knuckle. Should I ice it?

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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Swollen red knucle with extreme finger pain may have hit on corner of table weds night (remember saying ouch) 58 years old with osteopenia?

Swollen red knucle with extreme finger pain may have hit on corner of table weds night (remember saying ouch) 58 years old with osteopenia?

Get examined: Could be a mallet finger, sattital band rupture (boxer's knuckle), or fracture. But hopefully nothing more than a contusion and/or sprain. Can't be sure without an examination and possibly an x-ray. So see your primary care physician or a hand surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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Middle finger pain when weighted, like when I do pull-ups or just hanging and the base swollen. I got it after doing repetitive hand-grip exercise.

Middle finger pain when weighted, like when I do pull-ups or just hanging and the base swollen. I got it after doing repetitive hand-grip exercise.

Avoid exercise: You could have a tendinitis on the finger, tendon or ligament injury, or a bony injury (less likely). Rest the finger by avoiding the exercises movements that make you hurt. May apply cold compresses for 15 minutes to the affected digit 2-3 Xday. See what happens. If there is no improvement then you will need to see your doctor and possibly be referred to a sports medicine, ortho/hand specialist ...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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Elbow, forearm, and finger pain. Arm cannot straighten my right arm has not been able to straighten at all for 6 months. My last three fingers get numb, my elbow stays swollen and warm to the touch. My elbow cannot bend upward. When I try it feels like th

Elbow, forearm, and finger pain. Arm cannot straighten my right arm has not been able to straighten at all for 6 months. My last three fingers get numb, my elbow stays swollen and warm to the touch. My elbow cannot bend upward. When I try it feels like th

Did: Did you get an mri? I think an MRI would be helpful to see if there is any sort of mechanical block to your extension such as a loose body (a piece of cartilage that is stuck in the joint). If your last three fingers are getting numb, this may be sign of an ulnar nerve compression. ...Read more