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Hx:35F metacarpal shaft fx with k-wire ORIF, removed 2 weeks ago. Red swollen painful PIP knuckles since removal. PT said maybe arthritis. Possible?

Hx:35F metacarpal shaft fx with k-wire ORIF, removed 2 weeks ago. Red swollen painful PIP knuckles since removal. PT said maybe arthritis. Possible?

Very unlikely.: Degenerative or wear and tear arthritis doesn't occur overnight, so it can't be linked to a procedure 2 weeks ago. If your PIP joints were merely painful with movement or stiff, I might attribute it to the changes in your hand's biomechanics from the MC injury itself or from the initial surgical procedure. Your surgeon needs to evaluate the pain, swelling and redness of the PIP joints promptly. ...Read more

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I jammed my finger and now my knuckle is slightly swollen and red and grinds when I bend or touch could it be broken?

I jammed my finger and now my knuckle is slightly swollen and red and grinds when I bend or touch could it be broken?

Certainly possible: The only way to be sure is to get an x-ray. An urgent care is a good place to get that done on weekends. You can elevate the hand, ice the area, take some ibuprofen and see the doctor when you are able to get the x-ray. ...Read more

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I dont know what caused it but my index finger hurts around the nailnthe cuticle to the first knuckle is red and swollen what do i do to make it bette?

I dont know what caused it but my index finger hurts around the nailnthe cuticle to the first knuckle is red and swollen what do i do to make it bette?

Paronychia is the: term for an infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail. Try warm soaks for 15 minutes in a 50% solution of antibacterial soap in water. Do this three or four times a day. Paronychia is usually caused by common skin bacteria entering the skin around the nail that has been damaged by dishwashing, other irritants, or finger sucking. If it does not improve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I just woke up and the first knuckle around nail of my middle finger is swollen and red and hard to bend. ?

Needs to be seen: Whether it is an infection, an acute arthritis, or you injured it while sleeping can't be determined from my computer. A visit to a medical care giver should easily find the cause and the treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my middle knuckle swollen? Three days ago i noticed my finger was really red and slightly swollen and today it is slightly more swollen not to much but deffinately noticeable. It only hurts when i make a fist and upon release it stings under the sk

Why is my middle knuckle swollen? Three days ago i noticed my finger was really red and slightly swollen and today it is slightly more swollen not to much but deffinately noticeable. It only hurts when i make a fist and upon release it stings under the sk

Hard : Hard to tell without a clinical picture, but perhaps this is dyshidrotic eczema, which is very common on the hands. I assume you are talking about the skin and not the actual joint? Please read more about eczema and treatment options below. I hope that helps. ...Read more