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My third finger knuckle has been swollen for 2 months after jamming it in basketball. What should I do?

My third finger knuckle has been swollen for 2 months after jamming it in basketball. What should I do?

Swollen knuckle inju: You need to see your doctor and have it xrayed. You might have broken your bone or badly bruised it. ...Read more

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The middle knuckle on my middle finger has been swollen for over two months; should I do anything about it? I jammed it when trying to catch a football. The entire finger got really swollen and purple, but it went away after a day or two. The knuckle ho

The middle knuckle on my middle finger has been swollen for over two months; should I do anything about it? I jammed it when trying to catch a football. The entire finger got really swollen and purple, but it went away after a day or two. The knuckle ho

As: As noted, you need an proper examination and plain xrays. The possiblities include a fracture of the metacarpal bone underneath that joint or perhaps ligament injuries (either structures called collateral ligaments or saggital hood).

Many of these things can be treated easily if diagnosed early -. ...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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My daughter hurt her middle finger @ softball 2day now its swollen from the knuckle up, if its broke would they do nething or can it heal on its own?

My daughter hurt her middle finger @ softball 2day now its swollen from the knuckle up, if its broke would they do nething or can it heal on its own?

It is better to: Check it out, some time this sign for fracture and that fracture could effect the joint and need something done about it. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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I just woke up and the first knuckle around nail of my middle finger is swollen and red and hard to bend.?

I just woke up and the first knuckle around nail of my middle finger is swollen and red and hard to bend.?

Needs to be seen: Whether it is an infection, an acute arthritis, or you injured it while sleeping can't be determined from my computer. A visit to a medical care giver should easily find the cause and the treatment. ...Read more

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I punched a tree, and now my middle finger knuckle is painful and swollen when moving. Thsi happended yeterday night.

I punched a tree, and now my middle finger knuckle is painful and swollen when moving. Thsi happended yeterday night.

X-ray: Your doc can see that your get an x-ray and treatment as needed. It would be good for you to get this checked out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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2 days ago I started punching things & my middle finger knuckle is bigger than usual & the side is swollen. And it hurts to use my hand. Is it broken?

2 days ago I started punching things & my middle finger knuckle is bigger than usual & the side is swollen. And it hurts to use my hand. Is it broken?

Possibly: The only way to know for sure is to have it x-rayed. Have it checked out as soon as possible, because if it is broken, you want to make sure it heals correctly. If it heals incorrectly, it could affect the use of your hand in the future. ...Read more

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My hand got hit by a softball right in the middle finger. It is swollen and purple near by bigger knuckle. Only purple on the palm side. It hurts to bend and straighten my finger all the way. Could it be broke or just jammed? What is both of the possibi

My hand got hit by a softball right in the middle finger. It is swollen and purple near by bigger knuckle. Only purple on the palm side. It hurts to bend and straighten my finger all the way. Could it be broke or just jammed? What is both of the possibi

Get an xray: Best way to determine if broken is to get an xray. Of course, if bone is sticking out, it's clearly broken. But short of that, you'll need an xray. In meantime, apply ice/cold pack to keep swelling down. ...Read more

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I had surgery on my right arm 3 years ago because of cut open veins and today I hit a wall with my fist the knuckle on the middle finger got swollen, ?

I had surgery on my right arm 3 years ago because of cut open veins and today I hit a wall with my fist the knuckle on the middle finger got swollen, ?

Get x-rays: Hitting your fist against a wall is a common way to sustain a fracture of your metatarsal (hand bone). Since it is swollen, it is a good idea to get an x-ray to make sure nothing is broken. The previous surgery 3 years ago likely has no effect on the current injury. ...Read more

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Playing tetherball, hurt middle finger. Heard a crack. Very sore from middle knuckle to hand. Little swollen, hurts 2 bend/straighten. Possibly broke?

Playing tetherball, hurt middle finger. Heard a crack. Very sore from middle knuckle to hand. Little swollen, hurts 2 bend/straighten. Possibly broke?

It may be: An x-ray would be diagnostic. In the mean time. "buddy tape" it to the finger next to it, and take some Nsaid to help with the pain and inflammation/swelling. ...Read more

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Did I Fracture or jam my middle finger under knuckle? It is swollen and has pain! It is not bruised but on the side there is a bump that is red.

Did I Fracture or jam my middle finger under knuckle? It is swollen and has pain! It is not bruised but on the side there is a bump that is red.

Swelling and pain: Can be a sign of trauma, bruising or fracture. Also, a puncture wound associated with infection. Striking or hitting something with fist can cut the skin over a knuckle and pierce the joint space, leading to an infection. Human teeth, are notorious for these severe knuckle infections after altercations. Red bump can mean a lot of things but red, swollen pain _ get evaluated ...Read more

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My hand is really swollen and I can barely straighten my middle finger, all my fingers are swollen too, what could it be?

My hand is really swollen and I can barely straighten my middle finger, all my fingers are swollen too, what could it be?

Not sure: If it's only one hand, it is something that has affected only the involved hand. In women, carpal tunnel syndrome is very common. The only way to know is for you to see your doctor. ...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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Painful middle finger on my left hand. Since this morning it was score but not it’s swollen and it’s warmer than the other fingers.?

Painful middle finger on my left hand. Since this morning it was score but not it’s swollen and it’s warmer than the other fingers.?

Assessment needed: And fairly urgently as may have an infection. Other possibilities include arthritis or if injured tendon problem. Will need a doctor assessment and if diagnosis remains unclear may need tests such as bloods and xrays, scans etc. ...Read more

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My mom hit her hand on something hard while trying to show me something, & now there is a big swollen knot on her middle finger. Is this serious?

My mom hit her hand on something hard while trying to show me something, & now there is a big swollen knot on her middle finger. Is this serious?

Probably not.: As long as she can bend and straighten her finger fully without severe pain, it is probably just a bruise. Ice it at least 3-4 times a day. ...Read more

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Hi! I got a splinter at the base of my middle finger on my left hand on Saturday. My middle finger is now swollen and hurts to move. The splinter went straight into my hand and was about 3/4 of an inch long. I pulled it out immediately. I iced my finger b

Hi! I got a splinter at the base of my middle finger on my left hand on Saturday. My middle finger is now swollen and hurts to move. The splinter went straight into my hand and was about 3/4 of an inch long. I pulled it out immediately. I iced my finger b

Deep splinter wound: If you are having this much difficulty moving your finger after you removed the deep splinter, go to your Internist or ER ASAP; what you are describing is cellulitis. If the area is swollen and can't move, there is an infection. You need to be seen and placed on antibiotics ASAP. Do not hesitate to go. ...Read more

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Urgent- I had a bedbug bite on them lower right Side on middle finger, a little while after the whole top and middle on the back of my hand is swollen?

Urgent- I had a bedbug bite on them lower right Side on middle finger, a little while after the whole top and middle on the back of my hand is swollen?

Local reaction: Sounds like you are having a local allergic reaction to the bite. If no health risks, take some benadryl (diphenhydramine) (don't mix with alcohol) and apply otc hydrocortisone cream. Cool compress of water and white vinegar in 50/50 mix may help give some temporary relief. Keep hand elevated. See your MD if rapidly worsens or not better in a few days.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/bedbugs-infestation ...Read more

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I have had this off and on thing happening w/ a vein in my middle finger on my left hand for about a week. It is not swollen. Its throbbing?

I have had this off and on thing happening w/ a vein in my middle finger on my left hand for about a week. It is not swollen. Its throbbing?

It's very hard: To make a diagnosis without seeing your hand and getting a little more information. If it doesn't get better on its own you should see a physician or schedule a virtual consultation so someone can at least see a picture of your finger. ...Read more

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How can I treat/alleviate symptoms from a possible infection in my finger? About 12 hours ago my left hand middle finger turned red, started getting really hot, moderately swollen, and the pain gets worse by the worse. Oh, and it throbs off and on. I'm th

How can I treat/alleviate symptoms from a possible infection in my finger? About 12 hours ago my left hand middle finger turned red, started getting really hot, moderately swollen, and the pain gets worse by the worse. Oh, and it throbs off and on. I'm th

I: I would not "watch it for a couple of days before seeing the doctor". You are dealing with cellulitis (skin infection caused by bacteria). You need antibiotic treatment right away. The reason is because cellulitis can quickly lead to abscesses, gangrene, and thrombophlebitis (inflammation of superficial veins) and in some cases it can even lead to an infection in your bloodstream (sepsis) which can be life threatening.
Some things you can do at home if you are unable to see your doctor right away are vitamin supplements (mainly c, e, and zinc), herb therapy (echinacea, thyme), and even acupuncture.
Lastly ice is not a good idea, but a cool towel may be helpful. Avoid heat.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Shock, tingling sensation from middle up when pressure is put on right hand middle finger. Whole hand goes numb sometime finger is swollen. I fight a lot

Shock, tingling sensation from middle up when pressure is put on right hand middle finger. Whole hand goes numb sometime finger is swollen. I fight a lot

Nerve pain: If you are hitting with your hand a lot you may be irritating the median nerve which has branches that run from the middle finger through the palm and up the arm. You should get it checked out by a doctor. ...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 recently jammed my hand against a surface. Joint at base of middle finger sore and stiff and slightly swollen. Bends ok. What is this? Treatment?

Sprain vs fracture: You either sprained the finger (tendon injury) or fractured the bone. You need to see a physician to evaluate it to see if an x-ray is needed. For now you can ice it. You can also take Ibuprofen to help pain and swelling as long as you do not have a history of a stomach ulcer, kidney or liver disease, or high blood pressure. It is more likely sprained but get it checked. ...Read more

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About 12 hours ago my left hand middle finger turned red, started getting really hot, moderately swollen and the pain gets worse by the worse. Oh, and it throbs off and on. I'm thinking its a "harmless" maybe ingrown nail infection (there was no hangnail

IT: It is not timew for a home remedy. If someone thinks they have a finger infection there are no "harmless" infections
someone with intense pain in their finger with redness and swelliing should seek medical attention

other issues can include:
infection, gout, trauma or circulation problems can give severe finger pain.

Infection. Yes a small "hangnail" can get infected but a paronychia, an infection of the space adjacent to the nail can exists. A felon, an abcess in the pulp or the beginings of infectious flexor tenosynovitis can show up this way too.

Gout. Can appear as a reddened hot area that is very painful. Fgouty deposits in the soft tissue of the finger or around the joints can mimick infection.

Trauma. A puncture wound, a fracture, a sprain, a foreign body (sliver, splinter) can appear this way

circulation issues. Loss of circulation, longstanding issues regarding circulation, cold induced spasm of blood vessels can give a painful finger but less typically a red hot one.

The list can go on

there are enough issues here that can worsen quickly
it is not time for a home remedy for anyone with these issues. ...Read more

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Left hand middle finger tight with stiffness. Can't bend it. Swollen @ the joint & palm. No pain, just uncomfortable.

No injury?: Assuming you haven't injured that finger somehow (sometimes it is hard to remember...might have seemed like nothing at the time)... I'm thinking things that aren't exactly "serious", but that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt! Possibly tendinitis in that finger, or a bit of arthritis in the joint. Try using an ice pack, and reducing movement, maybe w/ a splint. If it continues, I would get an x-ray. ...Read more