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Woke up with a painful n swollen index finger knuckle (where it attaches to the hand) no idea what I did to injure it. What can I do at home 2 help it?

Woke up with a painful n swollen index finger knuckle (where it attaches to the hand) no idea what I did to injure it. What can I do at home 2 help it?

Cold pack: If no idea how/why suddenly swollen, then might be infection, or gout (but odd for your age to be there). Can keep eye on it & cool compresses to see if swelling goes down. If does not, or if increases, should see dr / urgent care for examination to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Painful lump on index finger. Started on palm but now on distal side. Wrist is painful also. Can bend without pain but can not grip and hand cramps.

Painful lump on index finger. Started on palm but now on distal side. Wrist is painful also. Can bend without pain but can not grip and hand cramps.

Get a Grip.: It sounds as though you may be experiencing the beginning symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome. This problem is best addressed early. To remove all doubt, consult with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Numbing and pain in big toes and right index finger my big toes are numb and sometimes painful. Now my right index finger is starting to feel the same way. The color is normal and no flaking of skin. Should I go to my doctor?

Numbing and pain in big toes and right index finger my big toes are numb and sometimes painful. Now my right index finger is starting to feel the same way. The color is normal and no flaking of skin. Should I go to my doctor?

Your: Your symptoms may reflect something called a peripheral neuropathy. This condition tends to affect the feet first but may also affect the hands. The typical symptoms include pins and needles sensation, burning, numbness, and pain. Individuals afflicted with this condition may struggle at night because of restless legs. Balance problems are also associated and can lead to falls.

The causes are many and thus you need to visit your doctor so the cause can be found. Many are treatable so do not wait. Well wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my right index finger. I am unable to bend the top of my finger and can be painful. What could this be?

I have a hard lump on my right index finger. I am unable to bend the top of my finger and can be painful. What could this be?

Ganglian cyst: There are several posibilities but the most probable is a ganglian cyst. This is a bulgian of the bursa in your small joint typically seen on fingers and wrist. The majority of the time they are asymptomatic and can resolve on their own but depending on location they can become more agravted and grow in size and tenderness. You should see your PCP and have this evaluated ...Read more

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On my index finger I keep getting these bumps that is inside the finger which becomes very swollen and painful. Just the tip of the finger?

On my index finger I keep getting these bumps that is inside the finger which becomes very swollen and painful. Just the tip of the finger?

Heberden's nodes: Heberden's nodes: a condition which is characterized by small hard nodules usually in the interphalangeal joints.
Usually from osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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I slammed my right index finger in a cardoor 4months ago it is stiill numb and extremely painful. I'm curious as to what could be wrong with it?

I slammed my right index finger in a cardoor 4months ago it is stiill numb and extremely painful. I'm curious as to what could be wrong with it?

Local neuralgia: It is likely you traumatized a sensory nerve local to the crush injury. Most of the time this will improve slowly. Over months the pain may/may not recede; the numbness may/may not resolve. If there is no bone problem, either wait out the symptoms or ask your doctor for medication that can reduce neuralgic pain. (this may reduce your discomfort, but it will not bring back normal sensation.). ...Read more

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Feel a small bump under skin at the base of index finger. It's not visible but can be felt when palpated. It can be a little painful. What is this?

Feel a small bump under skin at the base of index finger. It's not visible but can be felt when palpated. It can be a little painful. What is this?

Would need to see: It, possibly biopsy or get MRI. There are many nodules that can form including fatty tumors, neuromas, cysts... see dermatologist or hand specialist for answers. ...Read more

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Have a bb size bump on my index finger u can move it around have had over a year now sometimes my hole finger will swell up it can be painful at times?

Have a bb size bump on my index finger u can move it around have had over a year now sometimes my hole finger will swell up it can be painful at times?

Hand surgeon: A hand surgeon is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you if surgery is advisable. Such a lump has to be examined in order for a diagnosis to be made. Your personal physician could do this and, if deemed advisable, could refer you to a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a tiny splinter in my index finger from a thorn. Skin has grown over. Slightly red and swollen but not painful. What should I do?

I have a tiny splinter in my index finger from a thorn. Skin has grown over. Slightly red and swollen but not painful. What should I do?

At this point likely: Best to be patient. The body is usually good at slowly ejecting foreign objects as skin both grows from within & sheds/worn away. Redness inflammatory reaction: ↑ed blood flow bringing in red & white blood cells; the WBCs will work to degrade & remove the foreign object. Thus as long as you can function well & minimal soreness, may be best to just the skin to slowly degrade & eject the material. ...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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In the web between my thumb and index finger there was a sudden appearance of a large mass. Painful at first but not anymore yet still the same size.

In the web between my thumb and index finger there was a sudden appearance of a large mass. Painful at first but not anymore yet still the same size.

See a hand surgeon: Large mass in the web between your thumb and index finger could be a cyst a lipoma a synovial cyst if the mass is large enough that could limit the hand or the fingers function please go and see a hand surgeon that can examined you assured you or treat you good luck ...Read more

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I have a small painful (almost stinging) bump on my left index finger it is flesh coloured and really can only be felt. I noticed it this morning. Then there was a painless pinkish light coloured right above the knuckle of that index finger that I notice

I have a small painful (almost stinging) bump on my left index finger it is flesh coloured and really can only be felt. I noticed it this morning. Then there was a painless pinkish light coloured right above the knuckle of that index finger that I notice

PAINFUL FINGER BUMP: WITHOUT SEEING OR FEELING THIS BUMP, IT'S HARD TO KNOW WHAT EXACTLY THIS IS.
WHILE IT DOES NOT SOUND DANGEROUS OR SERIOUS, PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP. HE OR SHE MIGHT HAVE A SOLUTION. IF NOT, THESE DOCTORS WILL REFER YOU TO THE APPROPRIATE SPECIALIST, LIKE A DERMATOLOGIST OR A HAND SURGEON.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...Read more

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What is it? A pimple sized spot on my index finger has cause two of my fingers and my knuckles to swell and it's very painful! What can I do?

What is it? A pimple sized spot on my index finger has cause two of my fingers and my knuckles to swell and it's very painful! What can I do?

I: I agree with the answer above. Another possibility is a herpes infection called herpetic whitlow. Consult with a doctor for diagnosis and treatment options. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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This morning I found a painful bite on my right index finger (heavily swollen, purple. 5 hours later, my entire finger is numb, and painful. Help!

Get seen...: You need to be evaluated to check for a possible infection after a possible insect bite. Redness and pain is an indicator of infection and/or inflammation. However, this might require antibiotic treatment in order to get better. IF able please try to see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Woke up with pain in knuckles below index finger/pain in finger. Have been playing video games a lot. Now swollen/painful can't bend or fully extend?

Woke up with pain in knuckles below index finger/pain in finger. Have been playing video games a lot. Now swollen/painful can't bend or fully extend?

Video triggerfinger?: It is possible you've developed the disease of young people in the 21st century (trigger finger caused by TOO MUCH video gaming). But to be sure there are other things that could cause pain and swelling in your finger so if after icing, Motrin for 3 days, and NO video games you're not better an examination would be in order. Questions? Write me: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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My left index finger looks like a clubbed finger. It is very painful and looks as though there has been erosion of the bone on xray. What causes this?

My left index finger looks like a clubbed finger. It is very painful and looks as though there has been erosion of the bone on xray. What causes this?

Might: Small joint disease in a 26 year old female might be psoriatic arthritis, infection, gout or reactive arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis doe not cause erosion in early stage of disease.
Please see a doctor, and might better to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Hello. My index finger on my left hand has been numb for more then a week. Sometimes it gets quite painful and my finger is cold.

Hello. My index finger on my left hand has been numb for more then a week. Sometimes it gets quite painful and my finger is cold.

Finger cold: Hello ~ what is the exterior weather like where you live? Is this finger being over exposed to cold? If so, wear a glove, and protect all extremities from cold, tips of nose ears etc. Are there any color changes in finger associated and finally do you have a good radial pulse in that hand. Its worthwhile seeing the doc about this to get answers. Thanks ...Read more

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I had a deep cut on my left index finger. Stitches were done. It is still painful, can't bend, swollen & numb on the side of the fingers after 1 mo.

I had a deep cut on my left index finger. Stitches were done. It is still painful, can't bend, swollen & numb on the side of the fingers after 1 mo.

Deep cut on L index: How did you get the cut? Was a clean or with a dirty instrument? You mention it took place > 1 month ago
Did you had, a tetanus vaccination? Is up to the bone medial or lateral? Did you take antibiotics.
Is the area red, ans swollen?
Numbness is the result sensory nerve injury, transection, or affected by infection. See the Dr, who did the suturing, nerve conduction may be required.
Sutures rem ...Read more

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Index finger has had a swole/itchy/painful nail bed for +/-6mo. 2mo ago doc gave me bactrium Rx, But hasn't cleared up, now my pinky is the same way. Help?

Index finger has had a swole/itchy/painful nail bed for +/-6mo. 2mo ago doc gave me bactrium Rx, But hasn't cleared up, now my pinky is the same way. Help?

Evaluation: Hi, you need an evaluation to make sure infection is superficial and doesn't need drainage. What kind of job do you have? Are you in contact with salt water, fresh water, cleaning pool or hot tubs? Surfing? Gardening? ...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?

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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My index finger is swollen and painful I cant bend it much had x Ray was fine sometimes the finger looks purple supposed to have mri should I getdone?

My index finger is swollen and painful I cant bend it much had x Ray was fine sometimes the finger looks purple supposed to have mri should I getdone?

Specialist: If you are not seeing a orthopedic hand specialist, I would do that. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely determine the cause. It is just that am MRI of a swollen finger is not usually real helpful as it can be nonspecific. So, unless it was ordered by a hand specialist, I would probably start there. ...Read more

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I have a pin head size bump on my index finger directly below the cuticle of my nail. I tried squeezing it but nothing. It's not painful But I'm curious?

I have a pin head size bump on my index finger directly below the cuticle of my nail. I tried squeezing it but nothing. It's not painful But I'm curious?

Cyst: This may be a tiny inclusion cyst but would have to be seen by a physician to be sure. It doesn't appear to be anything urgent, however unless it increases in size, becomes tender or discolored (inflamed). ...Read more

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I got bit on my hand. A painful lump formed about 1/2 below my index finger knuckle. Should I be concerned?

Bit: By what? If insect, or spider or dog? It all meeks a difference, also, how close to knuckle. If red, swollen, have it checked by physician. ...Read more

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I have had severe itching on the palmar side of my right index finger for years now. A painful "blister" pops up every so often. Any ideas to cause?

I have had severe itching on the palmar side of my right index finger for years now. A painful "blister" pops up every so often. Any ideas to cause?

Itchy fingers: Several conditions can cause this. Eczema is a common cause of itchy rash on fingers. If a painful blister appears at intervals, it could also be a bacterial infection or a viral infection such as herpes, called herpetic whitlow when on the fingers. Please see your dermatologist when you have the blister. It can be opened, cultured for viruses and bacteria. Stains can also be done for diagnosis. ...Read more