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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 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