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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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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

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I banged my knuckle really hard and 4th and 5th knuckle are dinted and fingers are stiff and really painful and is also sore and tingly do you think it's fractured or not?

I banged my knuckle really hard and 4th and 5th knuckle are dinted and fingers are stiff and really painful and is also sore and tingly do you think it's fractured or not?

Think? you need 2--: -kno.get in 2 have it evaluated by an ortho or hand surgeon (they may be one& the same). Imaging& eval are of utmost importance. You have to live with the ultimate outcome 4 a lifetime. ...Read more

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43f, always been a knuckle cracker. Yesterday got shooting pain thru ring finger when i did it, still sore tho can move easily. Should i be worried?

43f, always been a knuckle cracker. Yesterday got shooting pain thru ring finger when i did it, still sore tho can move easily. Should i be worried?

Hyperextender: You have been chronically hyperextending your knuckles for years and now likely have some arthritis. Stop cracking knuckles, look at hands and make sure all of the "knuckles" look the same and that there is no redness or swelling. ...Read more

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Have sore bruised feeling in my pointer and ring finger knuckles, theyre slightly reddish purple and itch, the skin isnt dry and not really swollen?

Have sore  bruised feeling in my pointer and ring finger knuckles, theyre slightly reddish purple and itch, the skin isnt dry and not really swollen?

Not Sure: Hard to say what could be going on from your description. Things like excema, or psoriasis can cause skin redness and itchiness, although they don't usually cause pain. Other types of skin problems from allergic reactions to scabies could cause itchiness. If topical Hydrocortisone doesn't help get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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The knuckle to the tip of my index finger is tingly and knuckle is very sore to touch.. A little swollen but have had no trauma to it?

Finger arthritis: This sounds like acute arthritis. Is it red? This could be gout, but is not typical; could be beginning of an arthritis syndrome, such as RA, but also unusual. Could be an infectious reaction to something you have encountered, but also not typical; any strain from overuse? ...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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Woke up with swollen/sore index finger (low part of finger, between hand and big knuckle). Has happened before. No trauma at all before sleeping. ?

Woke up with swollen/sore index finger (low part of finger, between hand and big knuckle).  Has happened before.  No trauma at all before sleeping.  ?

Big bite?: Maybe its a bug bite. Could also represent arthritis. If it lasts a long time, this may be more likely. Consider seeing a hand specialist, or arthritis specialist for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps!. ...Read more

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