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My pointer and middle fingers on both hand have balls on the first joint painful?

My pointer and middle fingers on both hand have balls on the first joint painful?

Arthritis: This is typically from osteoarthritis and are known as heberden's nodes. If you can use Ibuprofen or Naproxen otc safely (ie. No ulcers, reflux, hypertension or kidney disease) they will help with the pain. ...Read more

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Lately when I turn a key or hold my phone, the side of my pointer finger gets a sharp pain around the joint, but it hurts only when pressed.

Lately when I turn a key or hold my phone, the side of my pointer finger gets a sharp pain around the joint, but it hurts only when pressed.

Arthritis, take NSAI: What you are describing sounds like joint inflammation or arthritis. try a trial of a non steroidal anti-inflammatory med such as Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen. To be sure, you should have a proper examination by a physician. ...Read more

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What is the progression for healing of stitches in pointer finger at joint?

What is the progression for healing of stitches in pointer finger at joint?

Stitches: Stitches are usually left in anywhere from 10-14 days. Over a joint area they may be left in longer due to the movement of the skin. ...Read more

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My hand is really red it's just below my fingers (not on the joint) between my pointer and middle finger it hurts when I touch it and when I add press?

My hand is really red it's just below my fingers (not on the joint) between my pointer and middle finger it hurts when I touch it and when I add press?

Your age?: We have to know your age. We cannot answer questions for minors. So fix your public profile so that it shows your age. You have noted your country, which also helps with some questions, as diseases and resources vary by age and location, as well as gender. Be honest about your age. You expect if from us, and we expect it from you, too! ...Read more

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I think I have a corn on my finger on the joint. It's on my right hand pointer finger. What do I do? How do I get rid of it?

I think I have a corn on my finger on the joint. It's on my right hand pointer finger. What do I do? How do I get rid of it?

Corny?: Question is how did it arise. Do you carry a heavy bag with your fingers curled around the handle? In any case I would see a dermatologist who can make the correct diagnosis of a corn or a wart and go over with you the ways of getting rid of it without injuring the underlying joint. ...Read more

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I have a spread of bumps on the lower part of my pointer finger just below the joint. They itch n water. I'm left with severe pain in my finger n hand?

I have a spread of bumps on the lower part of my pointer finger just below the joint. They itch n water. I'm left with severe pain in my finger n hand?

Bumps: These lesions along with the pain may signify a viral infection like herpes simplex or herpes zoster (shingles). Since there is treatment available for these, I recommend that you see your physician for diagnosis and, if needed, treatment. ...Read more

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I have moderately painful joint pain in my ring finger and pointer finger on my left hand. The pain intensifies when I apply pressure. I am worried.

I have moderately painful joint pain in my ring finger and pointer finger on my left hand. The pain intensifies when I apply pressure. I am worried.

Finger pain joint: Swelling can be inflammatory, traumatic, infectious in a younger person. There are other things too that are rarer. Pain that has persisted for more than a few days should be evaluated. Questions include history of puncture, laceration, recent illness, other joints that hurt, diet, metabolic disorder, inflammatory arthritis, thyroid, diabetes, Lyme and the list goes on...... Best see your doctor ...Read more

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Pointer & mid finger and elbow joint pain bilaterally for month, +ANA, -RF (6 mo ago). 200 Plaquinil daily and restasis for dry eye. Voltaren (diclofenac) bid for?

Pointer & mid finger and elbow joint pain bilaterally for month, +ANA, -RF (6 mo ago). 200 Plaquinil daily and restasis for dry eye. Voltaren (diclofenac) bid for?

Voltaren (diclofenac): Voltaren (diclofenac) is a brand name for Diclofenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken or applied to reduce inflammation and as an analgesic to reduce pain. It sounds as if it may have been prescribed to help with the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Call your prescribing physician's office to confirm. ...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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My finger has turned blue and started to go numb from the first joint what has happened? It swelled a bit.

My finger has turned blue and started to go numb from the first joint what has happened? It swelled a bit.

Go to ER: Any chance you have atrial fibrillation? Should get checked to be sure is not a clot problem requiring intervention. ...Read more

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About a month ago I jammed my left pinky finger playing the piano. The first nuckle joint is bent down will it get normal? Male 49 pianist

About a month ago I jammed my left pinky finger playing the piano. The first nuckle joint is bent down will it get normal? Male 49 pianist

If it is the joint: Near the end of you finger (the dip joint) it will not get better and most likely needs to be splinted as you have probably ruptured the extensor tendon. You have a mallet finger. See and ortho doc particularly if you want to continue to play piano at a high level. ...Read more

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Severe pain in the first joint of the ring finger, why?

Severe pain in the first joint of the ring finger, why?

This will: Require medical evaluation to answer that question. Take care. ...Read more

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Top first joint of index finger hurts when I push on it. What could be wrong?

Top first joint of index finger hurts when I push on it. What could be wrong?

Many possibilites: Pain at the distal interphalangeal joint of the index finger is commonly from arthritis...Its repetitive use in pinch activities makes that joint one of the first ones in the hand to wear out.

Other possibilities include simple joint inflammation from overuse, gout, and the development of small cysts called mucous cysts. ...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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The first finger by my thumb it hurts like its jam or something there's pain in the middle joint of my finger when I push my finger back I makes a pop type sound what is the cause of this?

The first finger by my thumb it hurts like its jam or something there's pain in the middle joint of my finger when I push my finger back I makes a pop type sound what is the cause of this?

Be Seen: This is possibly an injury to a structure called the volar plate in the finger. It is responsible for preventing the joints in the fingers from bending back. I would get an xray to make sure it is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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My fingers are dry at the tip back to first joint. They blister n some are numb. I have been told exemia? ? Not sure. Painful blisters puss filled...

My fingers are dry at the tip back to first joint. They blister n some are numb. I have been told exemia? ? Not sure. Painful blisters puss filled...

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a type of eczema (dermatitis) of unknown cause that is characterized by a pruritic vesicular eruption on the fingers, palms, and soles. The condition affects teenagers and adults and may be acute, recurrent, or chronic. A more appropriate term for this vesicular eruption is pompholyx, which means bubble. The clinical course of dyshidrotic eczema can range of mild to severe. ...Read more

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Got chest port accessed 30 mins ago, nurse could flush but hard to draw blood @first. Rt arm/joints hurts from bicep to fingers since access. Problem?

Got chest port accessed 30 mins ago, nurse could flush but hard to draw blood @first. Rt arm/joints hurts from bicep to fingers since access. Problem?

Yes: Always report any anomalies immediately to nurse/doctor/whoever. Don't wait! Prior to any procedure (or drug), ask for common signs/symptoms which are benign (safe) & worrisome. ...Read more

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Broke ring finger @ 3rd distal interphalangeal joint 2yrs ago hit a brick wall holding garden scissors its hurting xrays? Didn't go 2 doc @ first

Broke ring finger @ 3rd distal interphalangeal joint 2yrs ago hit a brick wall holding garden scissors its hurting xrays? Didn't go 2 doc @ first

Arthritis: Intra articular fracture puts you at risk for degenerative arthritis of the joint resulting in pain and decreased motion. Recommend x-ray and hand surgery consult. Very painful degenerative changes could require joint fusion. ...Read more

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Severe pain in pinkie joint, the first one above the base of the finger. Hurts when bent toward palm and when touched. I don't remember an injury?

Severe pain in pinkie joint, the first one above the base of the finger. Hurts when bent toward palm and when touched. I don't remember an injury?

Get checked: Could be an infection, sprain or fracture despite no history of injury. See a doctor at your earliest convenience. Good luck ...Read more

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I injured my right middle finger first joint >18 months ago. There is a lump (cycst?) growing at joint. The lump covers 50% of joint Is surgery needed?

I injured my right middle finger first joint >18 months ago. There is a lump (cycst?) growing at joint. The lump covers 50% of joint Is surgery needed?

Depends: It really is based on what the "lump" is, whether or not it is causing symptoms, and what an exam of the rom and stability of the joint is. There certainly could be the possibility of removing it if it is causing symptoms or inhibiting your function of that finger. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more