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I crushed hand two weeks ago. I got it x-rayed, no fracture. Now I have a small painful lump at the base of pinky finger palm side. What could it be?

I crushed hand two weeks ago. I got it x-rayed, no fracture. Now I have a small painful lump at the base of pinky finger palm side. What could it be?

Painful finger lump: Could be a ganglion cyst, they develop when there is repetitive stress and a crush injury could be stress enough. Sometimes they go away on their own or can be aspirated,rarely need surgical removal. Could also be tendon partial tear (would not see unless MRI) f/ u w/doc

http://www.assh.org/handcare/hand-arm-conditions/ganglion-cyst ...Read more

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I fractured my pinky finger at the base but I don't know where that is on my hand?

I fractured my pinky finger at the base but I don't know where that is on my hand?

Base of finger?: Hard to say without seeing the xray but that description should mean where your finger connects to your hand. ...Read more

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Fractured a bone at the base of my pinky finger. What can I do to heal it?

Fractured a bone at the base of my pinky finger. What can I do to heal it?

See your doctor.: Gnerally, a fracture needs to be immobilized, and the length of time depends on which bone, the location on the bone, and the time since injury. At times surgery may be necessary. You should seek the consultation of your doctor and/or orthopedic hand surgeon for best advice. ...Read more

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I have soreness at the base of my pinky finger. It Hurts to push down on it, it's right where the pinky joins the hand.?

I have soreness at the base of my pinky finger. It Hurts to push down on it, it's right where the pinky joins the hand.?

Observe: You might have sprained it somehow. If it doesn‘t get better in a few days see a doctor. For now, trying icing and some ibuprofen ...Read more

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I have what looks like two hairline fractures in my pinky finger based on x-rays. Sustained while playing basketball. Do I need to see an Orthopedist?

I have what looks like two hairline fractures in my pinky finger based on x-rays. Sustained while playing basketball. Do I need to see an Orthopedist?

Probably not: If they are just hairline fractures your primary care doctor can take care of that. Usually an orthopedist is only necessary if there is a displaced fracture where there is a complete break and poor alignment or if surgery is required to stabilize the fracture. Hairline fractures of the finger usually will heal fine with splinting. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old daughter has a salter harris type 2 finger fracture by the base of finger/hand. (pinky finger) & she keeps losing circulation. Why?

My 10 yr old daughter has a salter harris type 2 finger fracture by the base of finger/hand. (pinky finger) & she keeps losing circulation. Why?

Splinted?: Is your daughter's fracture been splinted? How do u know she's losing circulation to the finger? If u feel she is call your ors (or whoever is on call for him) right away and explain situation or go to the er. Check w/ surgeon before loosening the splint bandage. This is something that needs examination quickly. Best of luck! ...Read more

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During bball 2 months ago hit the top of my hand (base of middle finger) and it still hurts badly. Doctors have said "will hurt for a while." help?

During bball 2 months ago hit the top of my hand (base of middle finger) and it still hurts badly. Doctors have said "will hurt for a while." help?

SOUNDS LIKE IT IS: Either a small, non displaced, stress fracture, which is sometimes very difficult to see immediately or soon after trauma, or you have a very cranky, bruised up nerve or tendon. ...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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Pain is centered at the base of the middle and index finger on left hand. The pain worsens when the palm is completely stretched by spreading fingers?

Pain is centered at the base of the middle and index finger on left hand. The pain worsens when the palm is completely stretched by spreading fingers?

Trauma, strain or: Trigger finger, don't know your age or if strained it or did labor, if so probably strain, if trauma could even be a fracture if none but fingers locking up, see hand surgeon ideal they know best and can inject steroid before it gets worse. ...Read more

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Slight tremors in my right hand, mainly my ring finger and center finger, this happens on a non regular basis for the few years, worse in last 6 mths?

Slight tremors in my right hand, mainly my ring finger and center finger, this happens on a non regular basis for the few years, worse in last 6 mths?

Tremors: Can be either benign as in essential tremor or a marker of a neurological disease. An evaluation should be done to assess for weakness or other signs and symptoms. There are treatments for tremors but they should be evaluated first. ...Read more

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I have a blue lump 5mm in diameter at the base of my index finger on my left hand I have had it for around a year but just lately seems more prominent?

I have a blue lump 5mm in diameter at the base of my index finger on my left hand I have had it for around a year but just lately seems more prominent?

A couple of thoughts: My first thought is that this is a thrombosis/blood clot in a digital (finger) vein. It may initially have been painful but after a year, the pain is gone and the blue lump remains. It could also be a discolored ganglion cyst or even a skin tumor including melanoma. You could send us a picture for further help, but your best option would be to have a Dermatologist examine you/it. Good wishes:) ...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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On my right hand my index finger's knuckle at the base is very swollen. What can I do?

On my right hand my index finger's knuckle at the base is very swollen. What can I do?

Evaluate this immedi: It is hard to answer this question without further details. How long has the finger been swollen? Did this happen after a bite wound or an injury? I would be concerned with a joint infection. If it becomes progressively red, swollen, and painful, I would have this evaluated immediately. If this has been a chronic and ongoing problem, it could indeed represent inflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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Yesterday while dancing I fell and caught myself with my right hand. Afterwards my little finger began to swell a bit at the base and felt tender to the touch. It's been a little under 24 hours since that happened. I have been icing the area every 2 ho

Yesterday while dancing I fell and caught myself with my right hand.  Afterwards my little finger began to swell a bit at the base and felt tender to the touch.  It's been a little under 24 hours since that happened.  I have been icing the area every 2 ho

Sprain or Fracture: You may have a simple strain meaning you tore some soft tissue structures at the base of the finger. That could be either ligament or even some small muscles. The other possibility is you fractured the bone at the base of the finger. That will most likely need some sort of immobilization. Keep the finger in a splint for several days and if the pain gets better it is not likely to be ...Read more

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Past 2-3 weeks, I have had pain in base of index finger/knuckle when moved, wrist pain and cracking, and general numbness in my hand, comes and goes?

Finger pain at the : Base can be from swelling from a trigger finger or something similar, occasionally that finger may also feel tingly. There are many things I can make the wrist crack pop and feel painful including tendinitis and joint irritation, numbness can be from nerve compression at the wrist or forearm, it sounds as though you need a detailed examination and someone like a hand surgeon may be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Can my piano student continue to play, or it harmful for her to use her hand? She has a retinacular cyst at the base of her left hand 3rd finger -

Can my piano student continue to play, or it harmful for her to use her hand? She has a retinacular cyst at the base of her left hand 3rd finger -

If it is interfering: With playing due 2 pain, it won't make it worse but will decrease her/his performance. Talk 2 the parents about Cing a hand surgeon 4 removal. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump in the palm of my left hand 1 centimeter across located two centimeters directly below the base of my ring finger. Any ideas?

I have a small hard lump in the palm of my left hand 1 centimeter across located two centimeters directly below the base of my ring finger. Any ideas?

PALM LUMP: It might be an inherited disorder named dupuytren's contracture. This is a painless thickening & contracture of tissue beneath the skin on the palm & the fingers. Also, known as the "viking" disease as it often occurs in people of scandinavian or northern european ancestry. Surgical procedures often work. ...Read more

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I have small slightly red pimples spreading on my hand and yesterday I noticed hairs growing at the base of the top of my fingers what could this be?

I have small slightly red pimples spreading on my hand and yesterday I noticed hairs growing at the base of the top of my fingers what could this be?

Watch for problems: Watch out for skin irritation from cleaning agents or other irritants. Do you have itching or soreness that is not getting better? Then get it checked to be sure. Hope that helps ...Read more

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What can I do to address the swelling around the left-hand small finger joint and pain at the base of thumb?

What can I do to address the swelling around the left-hand small finger joint and pain at the base of thumb?

Find the reason for : It then treat it, usually the doctor give anti-it then treat it, usually the doctor give anti- inflammatory medication(motrin, naproysen, celebrax .)
Or go higher to give steroids check with your doctor which is better for you. ...Read more

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I have finger osteoarthritis in my hand and also I have pain under my left foot palm_ ahead of heel. There're no reumatism bases on my examination. Help?

I have finger osteoarthritis in my hand and also I have pain under my left foot palm_ ahead of heel. There're no reumatism bases on my examination. Help?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for pain in the bottom of the heel. There can sometimes be a bursitis under the heel as well.

Other causes of heel pain can be tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, a stress fracture, referred nerve pain among others. Talk to a podiatrist to help sort this out. ...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?

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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Dark skin patch on index finger joint of both hands & mild pain. Also, pain in right-hand thumb base. No injury. I use phone a lot and deficit in vit d?

Joint pain: The patch if new and persisting, you should see a doc. Sometimes joint pains of hands could be from too much texting. Pain is not a symptom of vitamin d def. ...Read more