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Would could cause a swollen index finger?

Would could cause a swollen index finger?

numerous things: Arthritis, trauma, insect bites and several other causes. Have a doctor take a look if you are concerned. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Shoulder pain. Boils. Are these connected. Pain travelling from shoulder down to elbow. Swollen index finger?

Shoulder pain. Boils. Are these connected. Pain travelling from shoulder down to elbow. Swollen index finger?

And?: What are you doing about it? It doesn't sound like you can wait past today without addressing this immediately with a health care professional. Things can get worse, much, much worse, in the next couple of hours. I would act now to address this. ...Read more

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Woke up with a painful n swollen index finger knuckle(where it attaches to the hand) no idea what i did to injure it. What can I do at home 2 help it?

Woke up with a painful n swollen index finger knuckle(where it attaches to the hand) no idea what i did to injure it. What can I do at home 2 help it?

Cold pack: If no idea how/why suddenly swollen, then might be infection, or gout (but odd for your age to be there). Can keep eye on it & cool compresses to see if swelling goes down. If does not, or if increases, should see dr / urgent care for examination to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Single finger swelling for no reason. Is my index finger on right. Use it for texting, etc?

Single finger swelling for no reason. Is my index finger on right. Use it for texting, etc?

Finger swelling: You have overuse tendinitis if the finger, and need to use dibberent fingers for texing and rest that finger and take some anti inflammatory meds.If it persists see your doctor for further help. ...Read more

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I have a swollen index finger with no pain full range of motion it looks red and feels a little warm no cuts/bites can these be sign of infection?

I have a swollen index finger with no pain full range of motion it looks red and feels a little warm no cuts/bites can these be sign of infection?

Yes : Infections can be characterized by swelling, redness, warmth, loss of motion or pain with motion. Han and finger infections can become a problem if not treated quickly and appropriately. Check with your hand surgeon or head to an er. ...Read more

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Middle knuckle swollen and blue and is sharp pain in the top knuckle in index finger?

Middle knuckle swollen and blue and is sharp pain in the top knuckle in index finger?

Injury??: Sounds like a bruise. If you had significant trauma to the finger then you should get an x-ray to see if it is broken. ...Read more

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I hurt my finger. i don/t know if it's sprained or not. How can I tell? it's kinda purple and its swollen and stiff. (I hurt my index finger)

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I hurt my finger. i don/t know if it's sprained or not. How can I tell? it's kinda purple and its swollen and stiff. (I hurt my index finger)

Finger: It could be a finger sprain. It's not clear how it was injured. Did something fall on it or did you fall or did something else happen? When did it happen? If it was less than a week ago, then this could normal healing. It could also be something else such as a fracture. So it depends on how and when this injury occurred. X-rays would help determine if there has been a fracture. ...Read more

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My index finger looks swollen and the nail does not look smooth, it also seems to grow slower I was wondering what it was and if it could be treated.

My index finger looks swollen and the nail does not look smooth, it also seems to grow slower I was wondering what it was and if it could be treated.

Are you: sure you didn't injure the nail bed???? Trauma is the main cause for what you describe . On occasion, (rarely) nail fungus affects only one fingernail so try an OTC (Pharmacy) anti-fungal liquid. If no improvement..a consultation with a DERMATOLOGIST is the best source of expertise! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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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