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Ra Nodule On Index Fingers
Have 2 lumps appear on my right index finger middle knuckle .. I am right handed, have rheumatoid arthritis but in remission.
Unclear question: Rheumatoid nodules are a natural part of the illness with rheumatoid arthritis. If the disease is in remission, the nodules per se are not an issue, other than cosmetic one. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dropped a can on upper knuckle of left thumb. Pain & numbness on side of knuckle, limited mobility& swelling between index & thumb. Is it fractured?
Only x-ray can tell: If this just occurred, then it's reasonable to give this a couple of days of observation, rest, icing and possibly anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. Only an x-ray can answer the question of whether a fracture is present or not. A contusion/bruise can certainly look like this. ...Read more
Extreme hand pain in palm & index finger knuckle. Mri 6 mos ago read 5 mm volar subluxation of proximal phalanx. Is that anything of concern?
Subluxation of a : Proximal phalanx at the mcl joint may be associated with an inflammatory arthritis or an injury to that joint. Typically the index an middle fingers are affected first in inflamm arthritic findings in the hand vs the little and ring. Mri is sometmes is innacurate or over read as well. A rheumatologist or hand surgeon may add insight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numb in bottom 3 fingers left hand up to elbow. Thumb index finger numb rt hand. Both feet have no reflexesblood work and mri normal what test is next?
NCV/EMG : Usually an NCV/EMG is done. It is not a structural test like an MRI, but rather checks the nerves themselves. It can help distinguish between a problem coming from the spine, the arms themselves ( such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes), or more of a neurological condition such as in a neuropathy. ...Read more
The palm area below my index fingers on both hands is slightly swollen and my fingers are stiff. Could this be finger tendonitis from overuse?
See below:: Possibly yes, but it happening on both sides at the same time is uncommon. It could be a number of other things in a 35 yo female, like rheumatoid. Common things like a ganglion cysts, trigger fingers etc, would be more likely cause of your problem. Consulting your ortho or hand surgeon would be beneficial for you. ...Read more
ALS symptoms: People with ALS have a painless, progressive weakness. It may start in the muscle between the thumb and index finger (the first dorsal interosseous muscle or FDIH). Normally, their symptoms occur throughout the body, although they can be worse in both arms, or both legs, or in the face, etc. ...Read more
Shoe inserts as teen , joint ft. surgery@26 @36 immobilizing pins in between cortisone shots. Carpal tunnel on both, trigger finger, enlarged distal joints on some fingers.Arthritis? What kind?
Found a small hard lump on joint of middle right finger, palm side (where hand meets finger). Slightly painful if pushed. ?
Very hard blow to the dorsum of my hand btw index & middle finger, proximal to mcp jt by elbow. In min.S lrg golf ball bubble on hand, ++swell/bruise?
History of respiratory infection, joint pain, tingling extremities, rash on wrist/hand/ankles/top of feet. Negative RA & ana. Elevated sed. Thoughts?
My finger joints are a faint blue, specifically left hand. Some discoloration on side and top of index finger and thumb. History of migraines.
See your doctor: It may be raynauds disease or Burgers if you smoke. Your doctor can diagnose this and discuss with you if treatment is necessary. Hopefully this will go away. If not often the same treatment for migraines can help this. Also discuss the cefaly treatment that helps you avoid taking pain meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contributes: Hypothyroidism is a predisposing factor to developing nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity rarely the sole cause. The distribution of the tingling you describe is in the ulnar nerve distribution. You should seek care with a neurologist and/or hand surgeon, particularly if you are having any motor weakness. ...Read more
Median nerve: On the palm side of your hand, your median nerve provides sensation and some motor strength. This is the nerve that is pinched in carpal tunnel syndrome. If you are having problems with tingling and numbness, then you may want to be evaluated by your physician to confirm your diagnosis and obtain treatment. ...Read more
Had leash burn index finger 1st joint palm. Skin healed. 2 months tbough fingdr bends but seem bit swollen and top of pip burns?
1cm nodule on inhomogeneous thyroid. Severe pain, swelling, and tingling in both wrists. Possible Hashimoto's disease symptoms?
Unlikely: The symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis are those of gradual failure of the thyroid gland and clinical hypothyroidism. I don't know what "inhomogenous" means. What did the history, physical exam of the thyroid, serum TSH, and serology reveal? A sub-cm nodule is only biopsied if there are concerning radiographic qualities. Was scintigraphy or ultrasound done? ...Read more