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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

Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more


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What can I do about swollen knuckles from punching?

What can I do about swollen knuckles from punching?

Punching what: If you punched something hard did you break anything? Might need an examination and possible x-ray.
If a soft puching bag take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, the swelling and inflammation should be gone by morning. ...Read more

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Can you advise for bouchard's nodes! Swollen knuckles?

Can you advise for bouchard's nodes! Swollen knuckles?

Bouchard's knuckles: Unusual at your age. Tends to run in families. Caused by rheumatoid or osteoarthritis.If due to OA no known way to prevent that I know of other than choosing different grandparents. My Dad, bother and I have them. ...Read more

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What to do for pain in fingers and swollen knuckles?

What to do for pain in fingers and swollen knuckles?

Hand arthritis: Need to get xray of the hand and some blood work to rule out rheumatological/connective tissue disorder and also to rule out an infection if accompanied by redness and any fevers. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my swollen knuckles/hand to go back to normal? If it is fractured do I have to go to hospital?

How long will it take for my swollen knuckles/hand to go back to normal? If it is fractured do I have to go to hospital?

It takes time: Did you injure your hand? Swelling can last for a variable period of time depending on if it is broken or sprained and exactly what the injury is. Between 1-3 weeks would not be unusual. You can apply an ace wrap, apply ice to the area (20 minutes on/20 minutes off), and elevate above heart level to help with the swelling. You will need to have an x-ray done to determine if it is broken. ...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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Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.

Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.

Swollen right hand: It may not be anything, but it's not clear since you did not mention how long this has going on. Vascular or lymphatic issues or something else might cause the swelling. Get it evaluated. ...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.?

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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I don't 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 don't 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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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

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What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?

What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?

Circulation?: If your blood circulation is compromised that would cause swelling in the extremities (feet more so due to gravity). Allergic reaction of some sort? Continuation of symptoms warrants a check-up with your md. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hit my hand closed fist off a wall in a fight my knuckles are swollen ones really swollen red and hurts to touch and move closing my hand hurts alot?

Hit my hand closed fist off a wall in a fight my knuckles are swollen ones really swollen red and hurts to touch and move closing my hand hurts alot?

Boxers fracture: Common injury as described is a metacarpal fracture most commonly the 5th metacarpal. You need x rays and possible casting or open reduction and plating. Seek care with hand surgeon. Possible sagital band injury as well. ...Read more

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I have red, swollen, and painful hands and fingertips. I also have red, raised, round sores on some knuckles. In various places on the hand I have sor?

I have red, swollen, and painful hands and fingertips. I also have red, raised, round sores on some knuckles. In various places on the hand I have sor?

Hand Eczema: Hand eczema (also known as hand dermatitis) is a common condition affecting up to 10% of the population. It results from a combination of factors, both internal (e.g. Your genetic make-up), and external (e.g. Contact with irritants and allergens such as chemicals). ...Read more

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I have red, swollen, and painful hands and fingertips. I also have red, raised, round sores on some knuckles. In various places on the hand I have sor?

I have red, swollen, and painful hands and fingertips. I also have red, raised, round sores on some knuckles. In various places on the hand I have sor?

Hand Eczema: Hand eczema (also known as hand dermatitis) is a common condition affecting up to 10% of the population. It results from a combination of factors, both internal (e.g. Your genetic make-up), and external (e.g. Contact with irritants and allergens such as chemicals). ...Read more

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I have a swollen, red, itchy raised area between my knuckle and lower joint of index finger. It is warm and swelling is same after 1 day. What is it?

I have a swollen, red, itchy raised area between my knuckle and lower joint of index finger. It is warm and swelling is same after 1 day. What is it?

Sounds like: Your finger may be getting infected. But it could also just be a reaction to some bug bites or contact dermatitis. You may try taking Motrin and anti- histamine to see if this improves your finger. You can also apply neosporin antibiotic ointment if you are developing localized infection. Otherwise, you need to see your doctor about it especially if with fever, in pain, feeling numb or worst. ...Read more

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Did I Fracture or jam my middle finger under knuckle? It is swollen and has pain! It is not bruised but on the side there is a bump that is red.

Did I Fracture or jam my middle finger under knuckle? It is swollen and has pain! It is not bruised but on the side there is a bump that is red.

Swelling and pain: Can be a sign of trauma, bruising or fracture. Also, a puncture wound associated with infection. Striking or hitting something with fist can cut the skin over a knuckle and pierce the joint space, leading to an infection. Human teeth, are notorious for these severe knuckle infections after altercations. Red bump can mean a lot of things but red, swollen pain _ get evaluated ...Read more

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Was pricked by rose thorn directly in my left hand index finger knuckle. Had to pull thorn out of glove! Immediately became red, painful, swollen, and loss of mobility. I am concerned it left fungal infection called sporotrichosis. What should I do?

Was pricked by rose thorn directly in my left hand index finger knuckle. Had to pull thorn out of glove! Immediately became red, painful, swollen, and loss of mobility. I am concerned it left fungal infection called sporotrichosis. What should I do?

Rose thorn injury: Well sporotrichosis is more of a problem LATER after the initial injury. That's because indeed it's a slow-growing fungus. What happened immediately was probably just the reaction to the injury. Ouch! I would clean it out, apply bacitracin, make sure you're up to date on tetanus then elevate the hand. Check with doc to make sure the joint (knuckle) was not penetrated by the thorn. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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On x-mas a knife went through my hand, uncontrollable blood lead to stitches and now my stitches out. Area still split redness swollen and sore, why?

On x-mas a knife went through my hand, uncontrollable blood lead to stitches and now my stitches out. Area still split redness swollen and sore, why?

Need to see it.: A picture = 1000 words (whereas u only get 100 letters), so consider HealthTap Prime or scheduling an appt w/ ur doctor 4 confirmation of the following: scar tissue has only 70% of strength of original skin & less blood flow; I think u r seeing redness & splitting bcuz ur skin is not growing back whole like when u were 3. The soreness is from nerve irritation which is normal but won't go away soon ...Read more

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I shot meth into my vein on side of my hand and it is swollen, my hand is numb and there is lots of redness around that area and up my arm a little bi?

I shot meth into my vein on side of my hand and it is swollen, my hand is numb and there is lots of redness around that area and up my arm a little bi?

You have infection: That may be spreading up your arm and cutting off circulation to the hand. This could be a life-threatening or hand threatening emergency. Please go to an ED. ...Read more