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I have a swollen, stiff and sore knuckle. It is stiff to bend and sore. I did not do anything to injure it. Could this be from bowling?

I have a swollen, stiff and sore knuckle. It is stiff to bend and sore. I did not do anything to injure it. Could this be from bowling?

It's possible!: Depending on which knuckle is involved - if the knuckle that hurts is one that was supporting the wt of the ball the joint could be strained when the fingers leave the holes of the ball. Not very common, but possible. It is usually best treated by applying a cold pack for 20 min at a time, and resting the joint. See your doctor if the pain doesn't show signs of improvement in a few days. ...Read more

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Have a swollen sore index finger knuckle nand looks like the ligament is popn out what wrong?

Have a swollen sore index finger knuckle nand looks like the ligament is popn out what wrong?

Can't give answer: U need 2 c a hand surgeon 4 xam ; r-rays in order 2 have this answered.Aanswered . Also the description of where the swelling is, is not well described. ...Read more

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There are random pains in my toes, ankles, constant sore knees, and knuckles for days then go away. They also itch. What is wrong?

There are random pains in my toes, ankles, constant sore knees, and knuckles for days then go away. They also itch. What is wrong?

With these global-: -symptoms you need a complete work up.best to start with your PCP and go from there. A good history as well as a hands on examination & possibly some lab tests are in order. ...Read more

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Painting house for 3 months got sore thumb in knuckle area. 3 months later it is still sore. Had xray - no breaks. Got celebrex (celecoxib). Still sore. Locks?

Painting house for 3 months got sore thumb in knuckle area. 3 months later it is still sore. Had xray - no breaks. Got celebrex (celecoxib). Still sore. Locks?

DeQuervain: If the top of the thumb knuckle at the base is painful, and if you gently flex it and pain gets worse, you likely have dequervain's syndrome, with probable trigger thumb. It's a tendinitis of the first dorsal wrist compartment, and inflammation of a tendon pulley. Causes locking. You can tr a "thumb spica" wrist brace. If not improved see a hand surgeon to inject the pulley if still locks. ...Read more

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Playing tetherball, hurt middle finger. Heard a crack. Very sore from middle knuckle to hand. Little swollen, hurts 2 bend/straighten. Possibly broke?

Playing tetherball, hurt middle finger. Heard a crack. Very sore from middle knuckle to hand. Little swollen, hurts 2 bend/straighten. Possibly broke?

It may be: An x-ray would be diagnostic. In the mean time.."buddy tape" it to the finger next to it, and take some Nsaid to help with the pain and inflammation/swelling. ...Read more

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Should a jammed finger still be stiff and sore at the knuckle after a month? Knuckle is stiff and sore and cannot make a fist. Very painful. Had x-rays and no broken bones. Could this be a ligament or tendon issue? Also have trouble gripping and apply

Should a jammed finger still be stiff and sore at the knuckle after a month? Knuckle is stiff and sore and cannot make a fist.  Very painful.  Had x-rays and no broken bones.  Could this be a ligament or tendon issue?  Also have trouble gripping and apply

You : You could have a tenosynovitis and not necesarily , a splint might be enough to have your body heal it. You need to be evaluated to consider if that is the diagnosis and the benefits of a lical injection if tenosinovitis or trigger finger is the diagnosis , other diagnosis could be considered like d quervain , but i don t have enough info to be able to extend on the answer. ...Read more

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While at work i noticed my right middle knuckle was sore especially with any pussure against my hand. Could this be a hairline fracture?

While at work i noticed my right middle knuckle was sore especially with any pussure against my hand. Could this be a hairline fracture?

Depends: Did you hit it on something? Then yes. If not then an inflammatory issue is more likely. An xray would be helpful... ...Read more

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What do you advise if i stopped cracking my knuckles but throught out the day my finger feels really painful and sore.. Why is this?

What do you advise if i stopped cracking my knuckles but throught out the day my finger feels really painful and sore.. Why is this?

See details: You question is difficult to understand, The pain is unlikely to be related to either cracking knuckles or to stop cracking them. Have the finger evaluated if the pain is significant. ...Read more