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I have pain in left index finger joint. Will it go away?

I have pain in left index finger joint. Will it go away?

Finger pain: It depends on what is causing the pain. Some causes of joint pain are self limiting but others require treatment. If the pain has been there for a long time and is not improving, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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A couple finger joints pop as if out of joint, stiff and feel "full" if that makes sense, all fingers hurt on both hands. What could be the issue?

A couple finger joints pop as if out of joint, stiff and feel "full" if that makes sense, all fingers hurt on both hands. What could be the issue?

Need exam: Difficult to say without exam but trigger finger (s)and arthritis could account for your symptoms. Best to have your hands examined and x- rayed. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Does the index finger hav joints on sides?

Does the index finger hav joints on sides?

No: Not sure I understand the question exactly... But check this out:

http://www. Healthline. Com/human-body-maps/index-finger. ...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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Index finger middle joint is painful when curled. Joint painful when pressed. No visible swelling. No other symptom. Lasted about a week now.

Index finger middle joint is painful when curled. Joint painful when pressed. No visible swelling. No other symptom. Lasted about a week now.

Tenosynovitis is a: Likely diagnosis, but an actual diagnosis can't be given here. Tenosynovitis can be treated with immobilization (splinting or taping) and ibuprofen taken every day for a week, until the inflammation goes down. Consider a HealthTap Concierge visit if symptoms persist. Seek immediate care if swelling, redness or fever occur, because an infection in this location can get "out of hand" quickly. ...Read more

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Month ago, a small pointed object hit the second joint of my index finger. Now no pain but when I rub the skin, I don't feel. I thnk I lost sense in part?

Month ago, a small pointed object hit the second joint of my index finger. Now no pain but when I rub the skin, I don't feel. I thnk I lost sense in part?

Nerve injury: The nerves that give sensation to the fingers run down the length of the fingers on each side but closer to the underside or palm surface. You may have partially cut a branch or the nerve itself. It will most likely improve in time. Nerves grow about 1mm a day so it may take a month or two. ...Read more

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Both my index finger jurt on the distal joint of each finger. It hurts when I push. What could be the cause of the pain? Thanks

Both my index finger jurt on the distal joint of each finger. It hurts when I push. What could be the cause of the pain? Thanks

Arthritis distal jts: Arthritis can casue this pain While early on there are no. Bumps on the distal joints near the nails that are called hebreden's nodes and the ones near the pip or middle joints, bouchard's nodes., stiffness and some swelling that makes the joints feel sore and tight at times can be an early sign. Speak to your PCP about medication and diagnosis. Warm water usually better if stiff/ice if sore ...Read more

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When I press or move my left index finger I get pain in 'dip' joint on the underside though and slightly on sides of finger. No pain on top of finger?

When I press or move my left index finger I get pain in 'dip' joint on the underside though and slightly on sides of finger. No pain on top of finger?

Your index: Finger may be inflamed. You can try taking Ibuprofen 600-800 mg every 8 hours for two days then as needed. If there was trauma involved, be sure to check for possible fracture and see ortho surgeon. ...Read more

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Joint pain in my left index finger. Why?

Possible diagnoses: If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joint is larger and feels bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility. If there is soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible but in RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doc if it is not improving. ...Read more

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My index finger the second interior joint is purple and has a small buldge in it. It feels like if I were to have a small piece of glass in it.

My index finger the second interior joint is purple and has a small buldge in it. It feels like if I were to have a small piece of glass in it.

? arthritis: Assuming that you don't have a foreign body (a piece of glass or metal under the skin), this is probably an inflamed joint. If ice and over the counter arthritis medications don't help, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain around the joint on my index finger. It has lasted for two months. No change it is either double or triple the size of other finger?

See Rheumatologist: Sometimes single joint Inflammation may be caused by a disorder that characteristically causes polyarticular pain like psoriatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. See a rheumatologist to rule out infection, also definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am a 16 year old male and I tore a capsule in my left index finger about three and a half months ago. My finger is still swollen at the middle joint?

I am a 16 year old male and I tore a capsule in my left index finger about three and a half months ago. My finger is still swollen at the middle joint?

Unsure of injurty: I am not sure what a capsule is but if you have any swelling around a joint for that long that does not get better it needs to be seen by a doctor as it might be a broken bone- especially if it happened after an injury ...Read more

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I have joint pain and stiffness in my index finger! What is it?

I have joint pain and stiffness in my index finger! What is it?

Could be...: Tendonitis, synovitis (early arthritis), recovering from a sprain or trigger finger, just to name a few. See a hand surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if extensor mechanism in right index finger is severed at pip joint?

Repair: If injury to the central slip or triangular ligaments, connection between lateral bands and central slip, are not repaired will result in boutonniere deformity and disfunction of the finger. ...Read more

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I have a small blue hard bump at the Palm side of my index finger's middle joint. It's been around for 3 weeks disappeared for 2 days and is back.

I have a small blue hard bump at the Palm side of my index finger's middle joint. It's been around for 3 weeks disappeared for 2 days and is back.

Vein thrombosis: The most common cause of this kind of bump is trauma to a blood vessel in the palm resulting in a little clot. It is not dangerous for spreading. You experienced the normal course (disappearance in 2-3 weeks) and it was probably reinjured. However, if it persists, you should see a Dermatologist to make sure it is not a benign growth of blood vessels, pyogenic granuloma or hemangioma. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I am so annoyed! My index finger above the top joint only, is swollen and firm! A bit red. I don't remember injuring it at all. Could it be serious?

I am so annoyed! My index finger above the top joint only, is swollen and firm! A bit red. I don't remember injuring it at all. Could it be serious?

Possibly: There are numerous causes of isolated non-traumatic joint swelling in the finger. Proper diagnosis of the cause (s) depending on examine your diet (gout), risk factors (history of IV drug usage with endocarditis and splinter hemorrhage, co-morbid medical conditions including diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, infections), and presence of autoimmune rheumatologic conditions. ...Read more

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My index finger is swollen and not bending (blocked) from a tip through 1st and 2nd joint but the 3rd joint is fine. It's not painful. No trauma to it?

My index finger is swollen and not bending (blocked) from a tip through 1st and 2nd joint but the 3rd joint is fine. It's not painful. No trauma to it?

Trigger finger: Could be that you are suffering from the condition of trigger finger and in that case a simple inyection of steroid into the tendon sheath should take care of the problem. Some times surgery may be the answer. ...Read more

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Why do I have joint stiffness in the middle knuckle of index finger?

Why do I have joint stiffness in the middle knuckle of index finger?

Sprain/trigger/OA: Middle knuckle stiffness can be due to many problems, such as trigger finger, pip joint sprain or arthritis. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications are a good starting point for treatment. If your symptoms persist, go see an orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Playing basketball and index finger joint has been swollen for a week with pain.?

Playing basketball and index finger joint has been swollen for a week with pain.?

Index finger: You have dislocated the finger or broken it. An xray is a great start. Till then buddy tape the finger ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain at the joint of the index finger and the joints of the hand?

What could be the cause of pain at the joint of the index finger and the joints of the hand?

Arthritis: The joint at the end of the finger, closest to the nail, is a common location for osteoarthrtis. As arthritis develops the joints can swell, and bone spurs form which feel like hard bumps. Diffuse swelling about the joint is typically related to inflammation. Sometimes a more localized swelling will occur which may represent a cyst. ...Read more

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What will an ultra sound show around my index finger? I have joint pain there and it just hurts

See details: An ultrasound of a finger has limited usefulness. It may show inflammation or joint damage but is often no more helpful than an x ray for the finger issue. ...Read more

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Joint pain in my fingers and my right index finger gets "stuck" either extended or bent. I have bi-lateral pain in several joints of my fingers. My right index gives me the most trouble. Many mornings when I wake, I can not bend the finger unless I use my

Trigger: Trigger finger or stenosing tenosynovits an inflammatory condition of the flexor tendons and their lining that has a mechanical component is the most common reason for a stuck or triggering digit. Other conditions can simulate this such as disorders of the extensor tendon mechanism where an imbalance of the tendon casues the finger to be held tightly in place and then the components of the tendon release suddenly as the joint flexes.

However a "trigger finger" is a very common cause


http://www. Assh. Org/public/handconditions/pages/triggerfinger. Aspx. ...Read more

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My index finger cannot be straightened in the mornings without effort. Is it joint, bone, muscle?

My index finger cannot be straightened in the mornings without effort. Is it joint, bone, muscle?

Trigger finger: The tendinous pully that that your finger goes through may be a little small or there may be a point on the tendon that is swollen. In both cases the swelling increase when you lie down at night. This is called "trigger finger". If this happens often or is difficult to overcome it can be treated sometimes by steroid injection and sometimes surgery. See your hand surgeon for analysis of this. ...Read more

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I had a sudden stinging in my top right index finger joint. Now it's bruised and hurts. I did not hit it on anything, any ideas?

Arthropod?: Have you been bitten by a bug? Have you touched anything which might be toxic and to which you might react? If this turns red, hot, remains tender or increases in size or changes begin to involve any other part of the hand go to an er and see a docror asap. Otherwise, relax and think about things that may have caused this. ...Read more

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I cut my finger, left index finger medially at the ip joint and it is sore swollen and stiff after a month. Is my joint infected?

I cut my finger, left index finger medially at the ip joint and it is sore swollen and stiff after a month. Is my joint infected?

Not likely: It would be unusual for a joint infection to present one month later. Lacerations to the fingers can be stiff, sore and swollen for months. Keep your finger moving and try scar desensitisation massage by massaging the area with hand cream three or four times a day. ...Read more