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Nodules on top of finger joints, what could this be?

Peri: Chondral cysts, or rheumatoid nodules, or oa, or reticular histiocytosis. Among others. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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What is a small nodule by the tip of the first joint on the finger?

What is a small nodule by the tip of the first joint on the finger?

Finger cyst: That can be a small cyst either along the tendon sheath, a tendon sheath cyst, or one that originates from the joint itself, a ganglion cyst. ...Read more

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Does methotrexate cause nodules on fingers?

Does methotrexate cause nodules on fingers?

Nodules: Methotrexate can cause nodules. The correct term is Methotrexate induced accelerated nodules or mian. It is a rare but typically benign side effect. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Herbedens nodule for 10 years on index finger all of a sudden hurts all the time what can be done?

Herbedens nodule for 10 years on index finger all of a sudden hurts all the time what can be done?

Steroid injection!: Many so-called Heberden's nodes are secretly psoriatic arthritis. However, regardless of this ponit, Dr. Howell showed the benefits of injecting Heberden's nodes (former Chief of Rheumatology at the University of Miami), showed the You should also be on a NSAID under doctor supervision! ...Read more

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I have oa which is very painful in my fingers with heberdens nodules. I cannot grip even light weights anymore. What kind of resistance ex. Should I do?

I have oa which is very painful in my fingers with heberdens nodules. I cannot grip even light weights anymore. What kind of resistance ex. Should I do?

Arthritis: Arthritis in some form is a common cause and OA is the most common. The bumps on the distal joints near the nails are called heberden's nodes and the ones near the pip or middle joints, bouchard's nodes. Warm water helps to ease stiffness, and full gentle ROM is better than resistance. Cold is good AFTER activity if there is pain. Daily FULL gentle ROM, a good goal, decreased pain gives strength ...Read more

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I have had two nodules in my palm, under my ring and middle finger for about two years. I also have a pit above one of the nodes. Recently I started t?

I have had two nodules in my palm, under my ring and middle finger for about two years. I also have a pit above one of the nodes. Recently I started t?

Palm knots: These may be very early signs of Dupuytren's contractures caused by progressively increasing thickening of some tendons. A hand surgeon is best qualified to evaluate, advise you and treat advanced contractures. ...Read more

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I have small, skin covered, painless, nodules on several of the first joint (closest to the fingetnail) of my fingers. What concerns should I have?

I have small, skin covered, painless, nodules on several of the first joint (closest to the fingetnail) of my fingers. What concerns should I have?

Heberden's nodes.: Bony bumps on the finger joint closest to the fingernail are called heberden's nodes. Bony bumps on the middle joint of the finger are known as bouchard's nodes.

Bony bumps are also common at the base of the thumb. ...Read more

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Poor oral hygiene, multiple neck nodules on both sides and firm three fingers enlarged liver. Could I have hydatid disease?

Poor oral hygiene, multiple neck nodules on both sides and firm three fingers enlarged liver. Could I have hydatid disease?

Do you have a dog?: Tapeworm usually affects dogs, but can bee transferred to humans. Rare. More probably due to infected teeth and/or gums. This can't wait. Make immediate appointments with both your Physician and your Dentist for screening examinations. Please put the computer down and call now. ...Read more

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Hx of melanoma. New small bump @ base of 2nd finger, palm side. Maybe benign tendon nodule. What kind of specialist should I see to be sure, and when?

Hx of melanoma. New small bump @ base of 2nd finger, palm side. Maybe benign tendon nodule. What kind of specialist should I see to be sure, and when?

Probably ganglion: Known that melanoma can metastasize to every organ and site in the body. Those lesions that metastasize usually Breslows 1.5-2mm in thickness and were at high risk with nodularity and ra needle aspirate will indicate if lesion cystic or solid at which time path report needed ...Read more

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Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?

Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?

Dupuytren's: Consider seeing a hand surgeon for a non-invasive treatment with na or xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). ...Read more

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I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?

I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?

Arthritis: There are many causes of arthritis. It sounds like you have had some medical care for this before. I would recommend seeing your physician or rheumatologist for more information. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with OA-joint pain, swelling, finger nodules. This week sleepless-pain, numb above wrist to fingertips. Fell Mon. Go 2 dr or normal?

Recently diagnosed with OA-joint pain, swelling, finger nodules. This week sleepless-pain, numb above wrist to fingertips. Fell Mon. Go 2 dr or normal?

Go 2 dr: The history of a fall with the significant change in the intensity of the pain as well as swelling causing numbness make a fracture likely. See a doc timely as a delay may affect long term range of motion and overall function of the wrist and hand. ...Read more

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Cause one-sided swelling from cheek to finger tips? (same side as swollen cervical lymph nodes (normal WBC count) and small (1 cm) thyroid nodule?)

Cause one-sided swelling from cheek to finger tips? (same side as swollen cervical lymph nodes (normal WBC count) and small (1 cm) thyroid nodule?)

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, taking more history and may be performing some tests. You obviously have seen a doctor as you have had lab tests. It would be prudent to see him/her if you have not done so recently. ...Read more

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Pain in my fingers near my knuckles?

Pain in my fingers near my knuckles?

Possible diagnoses: If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joints are larger and feel bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility. If there is a soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible. In RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doctor first. ...Read more

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Pinky finger hurts at knuckle; how come?

Pinky finger hurts at knuckle; how come?

Need more info: Not enough information here. Was there trauma or an injury to the finger? Did it start spontaneously? Is there any swelling or pain at rest? Which knuckle? Have you tried to treat it yet (i.e. Ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice etc) and how did it respond? ...Read more

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What to do for pain in fingers and swollen knuckles?

What to do for pain in fingers and swollen knuckles?

Hand arthritis: Need to get xray of the hand and some blood work to rule out rheumatological/connective tissue disorder and also to rule out an infection if accompanied by redness and any fevers. ...Read more

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My son has fused pink and ring finger knuckles. What can be done?

My son has fused pink and ring finger knuckles. What can be done?

See below: He could have surgery to correct the deformity. However, he should be seen by either an orthopedic doctor, or a plastic surgeon, for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What could this be? Knuckle (on finger) hurts when finger is bent/used?

What could this be? Knuckle (on finger) hurts when finger is bent/used?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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End knuckle of ring finger popped and now hangs limp. Can't straighten it?

End knuckle of ring finger popped and now hangs limp. Can't straighten it?

See a doctor: You may have a ruptured tendon. I advise you to see your primary care doctor or a hand plastic surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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If I pop my knuckles daily for several years, am I damaging the cartilage in my fingers?

If I pop my knuckles daily for several years, am I damaging the cartilage in my fingers?

No!: This is very commonly done by many. No long term problems have been seen or associated with it. Generally parents, mostly mothers don't like it. ...Read more

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I have a bad habit of biting the skin on my finger knuckles. What do you suggest to break it?

I have a bad habit of biting the skin on my finger knuckles. What do you suggest to break it?

Unsavory substance: One way to dissuade one from biting may be to apply a non-toxic substance to the skin that would be very distasteful. For instance jalapeno pepper juice may be a good choice. ...Read more

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Popping fingers. I've always heard its bad for u to pop ur fingers & knuckles. What's the truth? Is good or bad? Does it do any harm?

Popping fingers. I've always heard its bad for u to pop ur fingers & knuckles. What's the truth? Is good or bad? Does it do any harm?

Controversial: Research has not found support for the warning of arthritis, but they have found a strong link to future hand swelling and joint weakness. Those seem to be good enough reasons to minimize the habit or stop if possible. A link: http://www. Samuelmerritt. Edu/president/news_room/jun_2010/should-you-stop-pop-knuckle-cracking-ris
good luck! ...Read more

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What will help me quit biting my knuckles and fingers?? I've been doing this for 15 years! It's not a pretty site! Do I have anxiety??

What will help me quit biting my knuckles and fingers?? I've been doing this for 15 years! It's not a pretty site! Do I have anxiety??

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Left knuckle under index finger has been hurting for weeks maybe even 2 months can't move it certain ways or push with the finger help!

Left knuckle under index finger has been hurting for weeks maybe even 2 months can't move it certain ways or push with the finger help!

See your hand doc: I think it is time to get this evaluated to get a diagnosis. It may be something that is very treatable and you would be rid of the pain. ...Read more

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I have a scaley dry spot on my left pointer finger knuckle. It doesn't hurt but has been there a while. Recently became more noticeable.

I have a scaley dry spot on my left pointer finger knuckle. It doesn't hurt but has been there a while. Recently became more noticeable.

Eczema?: Hard to say exactly what this is, but it will probably respond nicely to topical mid potency steroids applied twice a day such as triamcinolone. You could try over the counter 2.5% Hydrocortisone ointment which might work. ...Read more

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I'm having severe pain in 2 fingers. Hurts wore to bend and move them. Few times its like one knuckle in finger moves like ir wants to move out?

I'm having severe pain in 2 fingers. Hurts wore to bend and move them. Few times its like one knuckle in finger moves like ir wants to move out?

Hard to say: I would suggest you see an Orthopedist. Some patients describing your symptoms have trigger fingers. It hurts at the knuckle and the finger will get stuck. When it releases it feels like it pops out.

Too difficult to diagnose on limited information. ...Read more

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I have sudden pains in my fingers that will come and go randomly over months. It hurts to move but extra painful if pressured near the knuckles.

Arthritis: These symptoms are suspicious of arthritis. A rheumatologist would be best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you as there are different types of arthritis and various causes of joint pains. ...Read more

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I have pain in the knuckle of my left ring finger, it is worse when I bend the finger or use it, pain has spread to little left finger knuckle too?

I have pain in the knuckle of my left ring finger, it is worse when I bend the finger or use it, pain has spread to little left finger knuckle too?

More info please!: What do you do? (Work, hobbies etc)
Are you right or left handed??
It is more likely than not that repetitive trauma rather than "arthritis" is responsible!
You have to be a bit of a "detective" to find out!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more