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My index finger is aching. Could I have possibly have arthritic bone from overuse?

My index finger is aching. Could I have possibly have arthritic bone from overuse?

Finger ache: If the aching is around the joints (the parts where the finger bends), it is most likely arthritis. If the aching occurs in the straight parts of the index finger between the joints, it may be a tendon inflammation, soft tissue infection, or a cyst causing the pain. ...Read more

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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I live in sanfrancisco. I am now visiting new england and the humidity is high. Suddenly my fingers ache and it feels arthritic. Humidity the cause?

I live in sanfrancisco. I am now visiting new england and the humidity is high. Suddenly my fingers ache and it feels arthritic. Humidity the cause?

Possibly yes: That's a good thought :) many people with mild arthritis can tell you when it will rain, snow, etc a few days before. The change in humidity and air pressure as weather systems come and go often cause joint pains. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil is often enough to control this. If it doesn't improve, worsens, or you get other symptoms (rash, fevers, etc) follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have sore fingers/joints ouch! Dr said it's probably RA what can I do to prevent it and my bones look bad in fingers : (what can I do? Sore!

I have sore fingers/joints ouch! Dr said it's probably RA what can I do to prevent it and my bones look bad in fingers : (what can I do? Sore!

Must treat: "Probably RA" sets off an alarm. You MUST find out if it is rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as RA is a treatable disease that can lead to deformity and disability if not promptly treated. The best doctor to see is a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have LCH in bone marrow and stomach poss abdo. Blisters started on hands which are sore. Joints are swollen in fingers is this related to LCH?

I have LCH in bone marrow and stomach poss abdo. Blisters started on hands which are sore. Joints are swollen in fingers is this related to LCH?

Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH): If you mean Langerhans cell histiocytosis this is a uncommon problem. There can be bone invovlmeent as you know. I am not certain the swollen fingers are related to LCH and would suggest your physician have you see a rheumatologist. There may be another explanation ...Read more

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Fell on the knuckle side of my hand the bone above my thumb is sore. Wrist and hand all bruised fingers are swelling bruising gone up my arm 5 days now?

Fell on the knuckle side of my hand the bone above my thumb is sore. Wrist and hand all bruised fingers are swelling bruising gone up my arm 5 days now?

Need evaluation: This could be a wrist fracture that needs treatment. You need to see a doctor and have xrays to rule out a fracture. Additional tests MAY be required. In the meantime, elevate the hand above your heart to help reduce swelling and gently move your hand and wrist to prevent stiffness. Get this evaluated NOW. ...Read more

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Super sore index finger and nail. Can barely use finger without pain. Could it be infected? I did get raw meat under nail while cooking 3 days ago

Super sore index finger and nail. Can barely use finger without pain. Could it be infected? I did get raw meat under nail while cooking 3 days ago

Paronychia: It could be a infection of the cuticle area known as a paronychia. This is treated with oral and topical antibiotics. It can take a few weeks to resolve with treatment. Consult a physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can your right index finger get sore from the mouse?

Can your right index finger get sore from the mouse?

Possibly: It may be finger over use from too much mouseing or it carpal tunnel syndrome. Try either a wrist immobilizer thst you wear or a wrist support for your mousepad. If still symptomatic you need to be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for a swollen, sore, warm index finger?

What can I do for a swollen, sore, warm index finger?

Need a rx: It sounds like you have an infection of some sort like an abscess or a cellulitis. The cause of this infection needs to be determined to be adequately treated and it could be due to trauma, STD, etc. The radius of this infection can spread so treatment is expedient. Feel better. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I couldn't bend my thumb and today, every time I move my wrist too much, I get sharp pains where my thumb bone meets my index finger bone.

Yesterday, I couldn't bend my thumb and today, every time I move my wrist too much, I get sharp pains where my thumb bone meets my index finger bone.

Thumb pain: A couple of thoughts... It could be an overuse injury, a tendonitis, it could be a flare up of arthritis caused by a previous injury. In these situations, I usually try to first rest the hand - no trying to "test" it to see if it hurts, or do any lifting or repetitive motions. I take Ibuprofen and see how it goes over a day or two. If it's improving on it's own great, if not, I see my doc! ...Read more

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My left index finger looks like a clubbed finger. It is very painful and looks as though there has been erosion of the bone on xray. What causes this?

Might: Small joint disease in a 26 year old female might be psoriatic arthritis, infection, gout or reactive arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis doe not cause erosion in early stage of disease.
Please see a doctor, and might better to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Pain and ache between thumb and index finger?

Pain and ache between thumb and index finger?

Could be tendonitis: Pain between the thumb and index finger could be wrist tendonitis, or possibly early thumb arthritis. Otc anti- inflammatory drugs may help. If pain persist you should see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My index finger's first bone got fractured due to a dumbbell falling on it. 10 days have past still pain occurs. Using a tong on it. Advice please! :)?

My index finger's first bone got fractured due to a dumbbell falling on it. 10 days have past still pain occurs. Using a tong on it. Advice please! :)?

Fracture???: I would see a Dr. (preferably an orthopedic specialist) to have the finger checked and an x-ray taken of the finger. ...Read more

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Is the bone called trapezoid in your index finger or hand?

Is the bone called trapezoid in your index finger or hand?

Trapezoid bone: The trapezoid bone is one of the 8 carpal bones of the hand. ...Read more

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I have bad pains in the muscle below and between my thumb and index finger and it reflects into the bone in my thumb/quite often/1-2wks at a time.?

I have bad pains in the muscle below and between my thumb and index finger and it reflects into the bone in my thumb/quite often/1-2wks at a time.?

Hand pain: Pain in your hand is most likely related to some activity or overuse of your hand. Please look at how you are using your hand to figure out what you are doing that might be triggering this. If not better in 2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Shoveled snow today. After I noted my index finger was sore, kind of felt pinched & the back of it had a small bruise where you bend it. Is it hurt?

Shoveled snow today. After I noted my index finger was sore, kind of felt pinched & the back of it had a small bruise where you bend it. Is it hurt?

Cruisin'ForABruisin': The finger is sore. Feels kind of "pinched" and the back of it has a small "bruise." That sounds "hurt" to me, either subjectively, objectively or both. You used to shoveling? Did you wear gloves? Bang it accidentally? What if any medications do you take, including aspirin or Motrin?? If it's not better in a week or starts getting worse, let us hear about it again. And let hubby to do the shoveling. ...Read more

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My index finger cannot be straightened in the mornings without effort. Is it joint, bone, muscle?

My index finger cannot be straightened in the mornings without effort. Is it joint, bone, muscle?

Trigger finger: The tendinous pully that that your finger goes through may be a little small or there may be a point on the tendon that is swollen. In both cases the swelling increase when you lie down at night. This is called "trigger finger". If this happens often or is difficult to overcome it can be treated sometimes by steroid injection and sometimes surgery. See your hand surgeon for analysis of this. ...Read more

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My right index finger tip has been numb and fairly sore for about a week now. No recollection of doing anything that could possibly have caused this, however, I do suffer from extreme panic attacks and recently (approximately a month prior to this) had a

My right index finger tip has been numb and fairly sore for about a week now. No recollection of doing anything that could possibly have caused this, however, I do suffer from extreme panic attacks and recently (approximately a month prior to this) had a

Had a. .. "what? ": I was interested in this question and then you ran out of space...Write back and complete the question. Extreme panic attacks can cause numbness and muscle soreness, but not usually in this discrete a pattern. You must have done something to your finger, maybe in a sleep state or? Check with an MD for circulation problems. Research anxiety:
www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page2.html ...Read more

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Have a swollen sore index finger knuckle nand looks like the ligament is popn out what wrong?

Have a swollen sore index finger knuckle nand looks like the ligament is popn out what wrong?

Can't give answer: U need 2 c a hand surgeon 4 xam ; r-rays in order 2 have this answered. Aanswered. Also the description of where the swelling is, is not well described. ...Read more

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Callous like spots on index finger and thumb. They appear at random times and they are really sore.

See a doctor: callus doesn‘t normally come and go. You should have a doctor look at these lesions when they occur. ...Read more

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I have 2 lumps on my back one which is sore and itches alot, then I have lumps on both my thumbs and index finger?

I have 2 lumps on my back one which is sore and itches alot, then I have lumps on both my thumbs and index finger?

These may or may: Not be associated. But this is the type of thing which will require a medical history and a physical examination to diagnose. ...Read more