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Nodules On Knuckles Of Fingers
Painful raised lumps: May be ganglion cysts especially if engage in repetitive work or trauma and if at joint areas. There are small nerve cysts. see http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00006 or may be pustules/ papules that are infected. usually red,Could try bacitracin and see if helps. Rarely could be from contractures steroids. F/U with doc/ urgent care ...Read more
Knuckle wrinkles: Wrinkles on the knuckles are natural and allow the motion for example when making a fist. As a rheumatologist, it is the loss or lack or wrinkles that may be a sign of disease. ...Read more
Tiny scab like papules? Vesicles? on palm, and inside of middle finger, and joint of thumb, appeared overnight. appear to be 2 inline pairs on palm.
See a doc: For an evaluation . Can't diagnose rashes without seeing. Sounds like a viral illness . ...Read more
Peri: Chondral cysts, or rheumatoid nodules, or oa, or reticular histiocytosis.Among others. ...Read more
I have iodine looking spots on the heal of my palm in 2 places and on the bottom of my thumb. Also, on my pinky finger of the other hand.
Pain in fingers. Especially the middle one of the three finger joints on both hands (all fingers). Also thumb joint (movement of right thumb hurts) y?
My finger joints are a faint blue, specifically left hand. Some discoloration on side and top of index finger and thumb. History of migraines.
See your doctor: It may be raynauds disease or Burgers if you smoke. Your doctor can diagnose this and discuss with you if treatment is necessary. Hopefully this will go away. If not often the same treatment for migraines can help this. Also discuss the cefaly treatment that helps you avoid taking pain meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burned palm of my hand on pot handle, looks like blisters may form on fingertips and palm on opposite side of thumb, doesn't look too red, a concern?
No: This sounds like first to second degree burn. Keep it clean and it will heal in time.! ...Read more
Head of 2 fingers swollen, pain, small blue dot inside.Now growing spots on side of hand. Pain in joints. What can it be?
See details: It is impossible to be specific without being able to examine your hands in person. See your own doctor or a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Joint pain in my fingers, hands, and top side of wrists. Sometimes when they ache flat tiny white spots appear on hands and fingers? Any ideas?
See a rheumatologist: Multiple joint pains at different locations warrants a arthritic work up. ...Read more
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
Yes: I fuse joints in patients all the time and while some activities are lost the finger is still functional. ...Read more
No. : It's a nitrogen bubble coming out of suspension that makes the 'pop'. ...Read more
No: Knuckle cracking does not cause joint or finger enlargement. ...Read more
Finger got stuck in car doors about 1 year ago. Now my knuckle can move side to side, but there's no pain. Is it normal?
Maybe: Might be some joint capse laxity but if it doesn't cause pain or limit your activity i wouldn't do anything about it. ...Read more
What might be the cause of the pain in the lower part of my pinky finger? More specifically, in the two lower knuckle when moved/bent/clenched etc.
My left pinky finger seems to hurt when i bend it. Its in the knuckle area where the pain is. Whenever i bend or move it it realy hurts . What is it?
What might cause recurrent discoloration in knuckles of one or both hands? Knuckles & fingers suddenly turn blue, lasting anywhere from 1hr- day(s).
Possibly Raynaud's: Raynauds involves cold or stress induced vasospasm of small vessels in hands and feet. It is really more of an annoyance than a harmful problem. Calcium channel blockers are the most common medication that physicians use to treat the symptoms of raynauds. The main drawback is the side effects from these medicines. Keeping your hands and feet warm remains the best treatment. ...Read more
When people say 'cracking their knuckles' by stretching out their fingers, what is actually happening?
Large knuckles (middle of fingers) most of my life. I had a habit bending and pushing my knuckles which caused this. Can they be fixed? Or too late?
Sometimes my fingers randomly turn black. I don't have any pain anywhere. It just randomly turns black. It's most noticable on the knuckles. What could cause this?
Fingers turn black: A female of unknown age and location states her knuckles turn black randomly. Never heard of turning black. Suspect you mean dark blue or cyanotic. Called Raynaud's & often occurs when hands exposed 2 cold (ice water or reaching in frig). Common in young women esp if on BB. Classically 1st turns white 2nd vasospasm , then blue as blood stagnates & then bright red as vasospasm goes & flow increases ...Read more
See an Orthopedist: Best sot see an orthopedic doctor for treatment. ...Read more
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