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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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What causes pain in both of my middle fingers at the base up to the first joint?

What causes pain in both of my middle fingers at the base up to the first joint?

Maybe osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a common cause of pain at those finger joints. See your doctor for an evaluation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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