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I have had a swollen knuckle for 2 months now?

I have had a swollen knuckle for 2 months now?

Was there: any trauma? More information is needed. It is unusual to have a single knuckle (finger JOINT) enlargement without trauma..(arthritic disorders usually invlove multiple joints. In any case you need to have an xray and your PCP (Primary Care Provider) can order this and proceed from the results! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling is a clinical finding in which the tissue around of the finger has retained fluid and is enlarged. This can occur with injury to the finger or with other ...Read more


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Bruised, swollen knuckle, it's not broken but the finger is sore to move. can i do sport? do i tubi-grip or bandage the area? how long is healing time

Bruised, swollen knuckle, it's not broken but the finger is sore to move. can i do sport? do i tubi-grip or bandage the area? how long is healing time

Buddy strapping: Use a tape to strap your affected finger to the adjacent finger for support. If you keep experiencing ongoing pain then an X Ray is a wise idea. Most finger sprains recover within 2-3 weeks provided you keep it well supported and do not hurt it again during sport ...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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Banged my knuckle 4 months ago. Cut healed, but knuckle is stiff, weak, hurts constantly but not swollen. Broken? Thanks

Banged my knuckle 4 months ago.  Cut healed, but knuckle is stiff, weak, hurts constantly but not swollen.  Broken?  Thanks

Maybe: It's possible you have tendonitis or inflammation along the tendon sheath, but it's best to get an xray to see if broken, then decide if ot/hand therapy is needed. ...Read more

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I was squeezing a pair of vise - gripe pliers with exesive force. One of my middle knuckles is swollen as a result . How much time to heal?

I was squeezing a pair of vise - gripe pliers with exesive force. One of my middle knuckles is swollen as a result . How much time to heal?

Swollen knuckle: You should rule out a possible fracture of the knuckle.Icing of the knukle and rest help, but a swollen knuckle may take weeks to shrink ...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