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Doctor insights on: Swelling Near Knuckles

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Hit the center of proximal phalanx on my right pointer finger. Swollen knot, bruising & painful bending. Bruised or would raised knot mean fracture?

Hit the center of proximal phalanx on my right pointer finger. Swollen knot, bruising & painful bending. Bruised or would raised knot mean fracture?

Fractures can swell: either locally or diffusely. A knot may mean there is a very bad bruise to skin or it could mean a fracture. A fracture in the finger can be nondislplaced meaning everyting moves well and is lined up so one does not necessarily have a great deformity, joint fractures or fractures in the plane of motion with swelling may not loo obvious except for pain and swelling. If symptoms persist, get seen ...Read more

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Pain in my fingers near my knuckles?

Pain in my fingers near my knuckles?

Possible diagnoses: If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joints are larger and feel bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility. If there is a soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible. In RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doctor first. ...Read more

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Brusing in the finger and pain swelling?

Brusing in the finger and pain swelling?

More information: Would need more information. Was there an injury? If so then you may have dramas ged bone or soft tissue structures in the finger. If no injury, then arthritic, inflammatory, and even infectious causes are possible. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful feet around the ankle ?

Swollen and painful feet around the ankle ?

See below: Vascular /venous problem, arthritis or other systemic condition may be present. See your physician for evaluation. Try elevation and compression as this may help. ...Read more

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Right knee feels swollen, but it doesn't look swollen, pain around and below knee cap near shin, sometimes it sort of stuck( locking pain)?

Right knee feels swollen, but it doesn't look swollen, pain around and below knee cap near shin, sometimes it sort of stuck( locking pain)?

See an orthopedist: You need to see an orthopedist and have the knee properly evaluated. With a history of trauma meniscal tears are certainly possible. Other issues are also possible as well. You may need an MRI. ...Read more

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Swollen pain red when pressed thumb joint causes?

Swollen pain red when pressed thumb joint causes?

Thumb pain: Infection, inflammation, foreign body reaction. Should have it evaluated as your thumb is very important to have. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Left hand middle finger tight with stiffness. Can't bend it. Swollen @ the joint & palm. No pain, just uncomfortable.

Left hand middle finger tight with stiffness. Can't bend it. Swollen @ the joint & palm. No pain, just uncomfortable.

No injury?: Assuming you haven't injured that finger somehow (sometimes it is hard to remember...might have seemed like nothing at the time)... I'm thinking things that aren't exactly "serious", but that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt! Possibly tendinitis in that finger, or a bit of arthritis in the joint. Try using an ice pack, and reducing movement, maybe w/ a splint. If it continues, I would get an x-ray. ...Read more

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Got a bite on hip flexor area purple discoloration extending proximal local inflamed red bite tingling in toes?

Got a bite on hip flexor area purple discoloration extending proximal local inflamed red bite tingling in toes?

Get it checked: Purple discoloration is most likely a bruise (hemolyzed blood from the venom/bite). Whether it is of concern or not, only a doctor can tell. If it is extending, it means the injury is continuing. Tingling in the toes may be a sign of the nerve being affected, so better get it checked. ...Read more

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Wrist pain and brusing with swelling lump in center?

Contusion: Could be a contusion and hematoma(bleeding). Without an injury it could be a partial rupture of a ganglion cyst. If you had more significant trauma it could be a fracture or ligament tear. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain in my left leg near fingers?

Swelling and pain in my left leg near fingers?

Circulation or muscl: The symptoms could be circulation - either an inflammation in theveins or arteries or an acute tendonitis. Consult your physician or podiatrist to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Can muscle pain underneath armpit/breast and left side of ribs cause swelling in fingers? Swelling is located on my palm under the fingers?

Can muscle pain underneath armpit/breast and left side of ribs cause swelling in fingers? Swelling is located on my palm under the fingers?

Depends: If your pain in the axilla (armpit) is related to a process or mass that blocks lymph drainage, then swelling can occur in your arm. You should see a doctor to examine the axillary area.For more information www.askyourgynecologist.org ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles or redness around the lower legs?

What causes swollen ankles or redness around the lower legs?

Several things: Could be from too much salt intake. Could be from improper working valves in the veins that allow fluic to leak backwards into the legs. ...Read more

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Swollen, sore red joints 1st 2nd finger joints-other painful areas: jaw, hips, bones in top of feet...Neck .Also have fatigue.. Could this allbe oa?

Swollen, sore red joints 1st 2nd  finger joints-other painful areas: jaw, hips, bones in top of feet...Neck .Also have fatigue.. Could this allbe oa?

Varies: May or may not all be from same cause, if it is it suggests something more systemic. A good medical checkup with some basic lab work would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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What is swelling? The fluid? My knuckles areswollen & the area just below my middle finger feels very puffy, soft & is a bit discolored. Broken wrist

What is swelling? The fluid? My knuckles  areswollen & the area just below my middle finger feels very puffy, soft & is a bit discolored. Broken wrist

Swelling is fluid: This is a simplistic answer but .....Usually blood ( bruising) or cellular fluid ( from cell damage) or fluid from within the blood ( vessels stimulated to leak inflammatory fluids) ice, move your fingers, male a fist and extend fully even if it is tight, elevate just a little higher than your heart location ( chaness as you change position). ...Read more

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Forearm pain w/ swelling bruising & tender spots near the ulna, makes popping sound when arm is moved sometimes & lightheaded sometimes, can move it?

Forearm pain w/ swelling bruising & tender spots near the ulna, makes popping sound when arm is moved sometimes & lightheaded sometimes, can move it?

Doctor can evaluate: There are enough arm symptoms present, so one should see a primary care doctor or an orthopedic doctor to examine the arm. Most orthopedic doctors can do x-rays in their offices, so that might make it a one-stop trip. For the lightheadedness, a primary care doctor can evaluate as to why, such as anemia, low blood pressure, infection, hormonal problems, etc... ...Read more

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Pain in leg vains and swelling painfull to the touch?

Phlebitis & others: Pain and inflammation of the leg veins is called phlebitis. When this occurs it can be painful to the touch. The worrisome condition for which you need to get checked is a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis, dvt). This can be checked with a duplex ultrasound of your leg veins to make sure there is flow that is not blocked by a clot in your vein. There are many reasons for swelling so get checked! ...Read more

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