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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 would cause a hard callous type of bump, on top of the PIP finger joint?

What would cause a hard callous type of bump, on top of the PIP finger joint?

Callous PIP finger: I would suspect using something like scissors in your work or hobby. Can do 2nd opinion and you can send pictures and we can talk to figure out what it is. ...Read more

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Mom is 79 has severe gout in the finger joints,?

Mom is 79 has severe gout in the finger joints,?

See a rheumatologist: Gout is very treatable and preventable. There is no reason that she needs to continue to suffer. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing itch and skin rash over finger joints.

I am experiencing itch and skin rash over finger joints.

May be eczema: Eczema on the fingers and hands doesn't have to look like the dry, crackly surface skin texture of eczema elsewhere. Fingers can have itchy flesh-colored bumps, called dishydrotic eczema or dishydrosis. The treatment can be as in eczema, with hydrocortisone cream 3 times a day for a week... and if the rash worsens or isn't better, one should see a primary care doctor or dermatologist for care. ...Read more

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I have been eating badly and lots of sugar for the past 2 weeks. Also picked up an extra 10kgs since stopping smoking 8 months ago and I am struggling now to loose it. The problem now is that both my shoulder and finger joints are stiff. Diabetes?

I have been eating badly and lots of sugar for the past 2 weeks. Also picked up an extra 10kgs since stopping smoking 8 months ago and I am struggling now to loose it. The problem now is that both my shoulder and finger joints are stiff. Diabetes?

Not necessarily: To diagnose diabetes your doctor would need to test your blood glucose and/or A1c level. It is good that you quit smoking. Losing weight is not easy and it gets harder with increasing age. Joining a group like weight watchers may help.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Fractured radius - why are my finger joints are very stiff each morning? Improves during the day with movement. How long will this last? Thanks

Fractured radius - why are my finger joints are very stiff each morning? Improves during the day with movement. How long will this last? Thanks

Swelling from break: The fracture causes inflammation, which impedes the normal flow of lymph from the hand to the arm and then into the central veins. Because of this slowdown, your fingers are a little swollen and feel stiff.

Elevating your arm, which gives the flow a boost from gravity, might help.

This is temporary, don't worry. ...Read more

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A couple finger joints pop as if out of joint, stiff and feel "full" if that makes sense, all fingers hurt on both hands. What could be the issue?

A couple finger joints pop as if out of joint, stiff and feel "full" if that makes sense, all fingers hurt on both hands. What could be the issue?

Need exam: Difficult to say without exam but trigger finger (s)and arthritis could account for your symptoms. Best to have your hands examined and x- rayed. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I cannot bend my thumbs without doing it with my other hand along with my finger joints locking when I grasp a small object.

I cannot bend my thumbs without doing it with my other hand along with my finger joints locking when I grasp a small object.

Sounds like you may: Be having Trigger Thumb and Finger (s).
See an Orthopedist to have confirm the Dx and then maybe steroid shot maybe helpful or you might be needing surgery to release it.
Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...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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Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. How should I treat it?

Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. How should I treat it?

Few issues here: From what you describe sounds like a few separate issues. You are best to see your doctor and have one issue at a time evaluated and diagnosed ...Read more

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Hello. I've been having sharp pain in my ring finger joint. Also my left hand ring finger is Stiff from the knuckle joint to the finger.

Hello. I've been having sharp pain in my ring finger joint. Also my left hand ring finger is Stiff from the knuckle joint to the finger.

Trigger finger? Vs: Strain or constricting ring, if no trauma or strain and if older than 30 can start to get trigger finger, joint stiffness, see a hand surgeon best to take care of this. Be sure ring is loose fitting ...Read more

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Why do my hands and finger joints get red, hot, swollen, sore, and tight after using my hands for about 8 hrs? It is happening more and more lately.

Why do my hands and finger joints get red, hot, swollen, sore, and tight after using my hands for about 8 hrs? It is happening more and more lately.

Finger pain: Inflammation of joints or arthritis is one possibility, but simple overuse and sprain may be the cause. Arthritis symptoms would last longer and be accompanied by joint tenderness and morning stiffness may be present. If symptoms persist consult a rheumatologist for evaluation, advice and treatment. Try to avoid activities that stress your hands. Anti-inflammatory meds like Advil help, if you can ...Read more

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Is intermittent throbbing/spasms normal 24 hours after removal of cyst from the top finger joint? Surgery done at surgery center by hand surgeon

Is intermittent throbbing/spasms normal 24 hours after removal of cyst from the top finger joint? Surgery done at surgery center by hand surgeon

Probably: 24 hours is not very long post op. As long as it is intermittent and there is no pus, increasing redness or swelling, I would give it another day or two. If symptoms persist or worsen over and past the 48-72 post op hour mark, call the hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Finger joint swelling/redness, fever, fatigue, back shoulder hip pain/stiff and muscle aches. ANA pos, RF neg, other tests normal. Possibilities?

Finger joint swelling/redness, fever, fatigue, back shoulder hip pain/stiff and muscle aches. ANA pos, RF neg, other tests normal. Possibilities?

Several things: In young women finger swelling, fever, stiffness, muscle aches, other joint pain can be the onset of lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA test does not have to be positive). Other less common connective tissue diseases and even some infections can do this. A Rheumatologist should be able to work this out. Not all tests are positive early. ...Read more

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Male 35. Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. Mouth ulcers happening every 2 or 3 weeks. How should I treat this?

Male 35. Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. Mouth ulcers happening every 2 or 3 weeks. How should I treat this?

Coincident: You may have two or three coincident but unrelated problems. Abdominal and joint pain needs to be evaluated by your General Physician as soon as possible. Mouth "ulcers" need to be seen by your General Dentist to determine nature of lesions and appropriate treatment. Report ALL symptoms to both practitioners. ...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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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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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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Double jointed fingers, is this okay?

To some extent: Ligamentous laxity can involve various joints including the joints of the fingers. It is fairly uncommon for this to cause problems with the gingers themselves. If any concern in your part, don't hesitate to see a specialist. ...Read more

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What are the knobs on my finger joints?

What are the knobs on my finger joints?

Could be a few thing: 40 yrs is a bit young for oa... But here's a start:

http://www. Cedars-sinai. Edu/patients/health-conditions/osteoarthritis.Aspx. ...Read more

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Inflamed finger joint?

Inflamed finger joint?

Inflamed joint: Inflamed joint can be caused by multiple things starting from injury, gout, infections in joints, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever. History and examination would be required to find a cause, best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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My finger joints lock?

My finger joints lock?

Trigger finger: Respond to ice if it is painful and swollen in the palm. Midl heat if it is stiff and locking without swelling, massage of the palm, topical anitinflammatorires placed in the palm and gentle not forceful range of motion, How ever the clincal presentation or severity of trigger finger varies a lot i.e. they are not all the same. If one tries these and fails see a hand doctor ...Read more

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Joint pain between fingers when I bend?

Joint pain between fingers when I bend?

Joint pain: Unfortunately, the information you provided is not enough to make out a diagnosis. More info is needed such as how long you've had it for, is there swelling, redness with it, how many joints are involved, how did it get started, etc. You may choose to see a local doc to discuss it with him in more detail. ...Read more

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What is this hard bump on my finger joint?

What is this hard bump on my finger joint?

See details: It depends of which joint. It may be bony enlargement secondary to osteoarthritis. It may be a synovial cyst. If you are concerned have it evaluated and the hand x rayed. ...Read more

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Is it bad for you to crack your finger joints?

Is it bad for you to crack your finger joints?

I am not sure: The study of 300 people how cracks there fingers, -cracking was not associated with arthritis, it was associated with damage to ligaments that surround the joint and dislocation of tendons. There may also be a connection with soft tissue injuries. There is no real benefit either from cracking your knuckles and/or joints. ...Read more

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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