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Swollen finger joints. No pain. Can cracking my knuckles be the reason? If not then what? Thanks in advance.

Swollen finger joints. No pain. Can cracking my knuckles be the reason? If not then what? Thanks in advance.

Multiple causes: Cracking your knuckles usually does not cause any swelling. Swelling can be from fluid retention from certain diets and medications. Swelling in for your joints could also represent inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or another inflammatory arthritic condition. Please see your physician for a thorough examination. Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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How can you tend a swollen finger joint?

How can you tend a swollen finger joint?

Get it evaluated: You really need to have it evaluated to determine the cause and the treatment options. See a rheumatologist. Read more

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How can one treat a swollen finger joint?

How can one treat a swollen finger joint?

It depends: First, your doctor needs to diagnose what is causing the swelling. There can be many causes and each one requires a different treatment. If it is caused by arthritis, anti-inflammants may be prescribed. If it is an infection, antibiotics. If it is from trauma; rest. You get the picture. Get a diagnosis first and then the treatment is prescribed. Read more

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What could cause painful, swollen finger joints, with occasional pins and needles?

What could cause painful, swollen finger joints, with occasional pins and needles?

Many things: Painful and swollen finger joints can be caused by various inflammatory and non inflammatory conditions. Sometimes the cause is unknown. Swelling in the hand and wrist can also result in pins and needles due to increases pressure in the carpal tunnel. See a hand specialist for a complete evaluation. Read more

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Severely painful and swollen finger knucnles and joints and hard lumps on hands, what to do?

Severely painful and swollen finger knucnles and joints and hard lumps on hands, what to do?

Palm Lumps may: Be dupuytren's disease. A common genetic disorder that can present in a variety of ways. Swollen finger knucles can be a part of this known as garrod's knuckles. Other cause of swollen painful knuckles and fingers are gouty arthritis, inflamm arthritides, psoriatic arthritis and lyme first line treatment for swelling is rest ice and otc meds but if getting worse fast get to a doc to r/o infection. Read more

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Woke up on 2-14-15 with a swollen finger right hand pinkie painful at the upper joint what's going on?

Some thoughts: Paronychia- or an infected cuticle is most likely- without seeing you or taking a history. Try warm soaks, and see your doctor. They can be extremely painful and sometime warrant antibiotics if that is what you have. Read more

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What could be causing severely painful and swollen finger knuckles and joints, along with hard lumps on hands?

What could be causing severely painful and swollen finger knuckles and joints, along with hard lumps on hands?

Dupuytrens can: Have lumps on the palm with swollen knuckles that get stiff, the lumps and swollen knuckles often involve the skin too in one continuous mass of tissue. Inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout can also be associated wot bumps and swollen joints. Rheum arthitis feels soft and "boggy" while gouty noodles or so called tophi are hard Read more

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I have some red rashes on my face, with frequent slight fever (37.7 every four hours) and slight noticeable swollen finger and joint paint?

I have some red rashes on my face, with frequent slight fever (37.7 every four hours) and slight noticeable swollen finger and joint paint?

Exam and testing: Cannot be diagnosed online. Call your physician for examination, testing, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Call now. Read more

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Swollen finger joints on both hands for 3 months? My doctor did an ANA test which came back negative. Now she says we shouldn't worry about it anymore

Swollen finger joints on both hands for 3 months? My doctor did an ANA test which came back negative. Now she says we shouldn't worry about it anymore

Swollen Joints: Hi Cory: Symmetrical (both hands) swollen joints for 3 months sounds suspicious for arthritis. An ANA test screens for connective tissue diseases (lupus) and a negative test does not exclude diseases like RA which have different antibody tests. Also, a complete medical history (like family history) and physical exam is necessary to determine the potential causes. See a rheumatologist Read more

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My 9 yo daughter has swollen finger joints in one hand and has elevated aso levels, could this be from scarlet fever 4 yrs ago?

My 9 yo daughter has swollen finger joints in one hand and has elevated aso levels, could this be from scarlet fever 4 yrs ago?

Maybe: Elevated aso levels indicate a past strep infection....Just not exactly when. It is important to have her evaluated to see if it is something acute or if it could be related to strep. In the cases I have seen of rheumatic problems after strep the patients did not remember having a strep infection. If her scarlet fever was treated then this may not be related. Read more

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How should I help my swollen finger?

How should I help my swollen finger?

Swollen fingers: CAN BE DUE TO trauma, infection, arthritis, inflammation, nerve issues, tumor, or excess retained fluid due to systemic problems. IN general ice and elevation and gentle motion help but if there is prolonged swelling, pain, redness, change in sensation, loss of circulation see someone soon. There are so many things I can list, that even if just swelling and chronic get evaluated Read more

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How to treat a swollen finger?

How to treat a swollen finger?

Swelling: Can be due to trauma infection inflammation gout arthritis etc the first thing is the term in the cars and then treatment becomes apparent ice is good in general as are nsaids trauma needs perhaps x-rays to rule out fracture. The extent of swelling and duration are important factors too. A hand surgeon can help Read more

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What happens when a doctor drains a swollen finger?

Need specifics: I assume it is drained because of an infection or abscess. If that is the case, it should speed the recovery. Your question needs to be more specific to generate a more accurate answer. Read more

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How to treat a swollen finger, jammed from playing basketball?

See a doctor: Basketball injuries to the middle knuckle include simple ligament sprains, central slip (tendon-boutonneire) rupture and fracture dislocation. Unfortunately, even severe injuries could look innocuous. I personally feel it is important to have these injuries evaluated in order to rule out a more sinister injury. It could mean the difference between 3 weeks of buddy taping and surgery... Read more

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Hamster bite - swollen finger. Should I be worried about rabies?

Hamster bite - swollen finger. Should I be worried about rabies?

Get medical care.: It would be exceedingly rare to get rabies from a hampster. Hamsters can directly or indirectly transmit Rabies, Tularemia, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Dermatophytosis (ringworm, dermatomycosis), Rodentolepiasis and Hymenolepiasis (tapeworms). Read more

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Swollen finger with blister and history of gout and artherites. Blister on swollen finger?

Swollen finger with blister and history of gout and artherites. Blister on swollen finger?

Herpetic whitlow: A swollen finger with a blistering (no history of burn or puncture wound) is classic for a herpetic whitlow. It is a form of herpes simplex (like a cold sore) but appears on your finger. Suggest you see your primary care doctor. Read more

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Up and I find it hard to play with this swollen finger, that was sprained last week. What do I do, continue buddy tape?

See a doctor: Could be serious. Maybe not. Unfortunately, even severe injuries could look innocuous. I personally feel it is important to have these injuries evaluated in order to rule out a more sinister injury. It could mean the difference between 3 weeks of buddy taping and surgery... Read more

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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more