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I've had a swollen joint finger for about 6 months now, i've tried cold, voltaren and even diclofenac. Xrays shown nothing damaged?

I've had a swollen joint finger for about 6 months now, i've tried cold, voltaren and even diclofenac. Xrays shown nothing damaged?

A good doctor should: In his mind have a differential diagnosis of what could be wrong based on a good history and clinical exam. Sometimes, further diagnostic or blood testing needs to be done. Make sure you see a hand surgeon, in the case you are seeing an internist and he is not ale to help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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I have a swollen joint 3 years after jamming my finger, what should I do?

I have a swollen joint 3 years after jamming my finger, what should I do?

X-ray, exam: Start by getting a diagnosis, which will start with physical examination and x-rays. The treatment will depend on a lot of factors such as the severity of the problem, the anatomy of the situation and the treatments you have already tried. ...Read more

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Can hep c cause joint pain & swollen joint in my fingers hands ?

Can hep c cause joint pain & swollen joint in my fingers hands ?

Yes: This is one of many possible complications of hepatitis c, but can also be caused by an unrelated form of arthritis. Rheumatologic evaluation will be helpful. ...Read more

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My fingers are swollen and blisters forming around the joint, what could cause this?

My fingers are swollen and blisters forming around the joint, what could cause this?

Many: Please see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment because there could be many causes for this. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor could you go to for a swollen joint in your thumb?

What kind of doctor could you go to for a swollen joint in your thumb?

Likely PCP / Ortho: As a family physician, i would say your primary care provider (pcp) would definately be a good place to start. From there, you may need to see any number of specialists, if your pcp is concerned. These may include an orthopedist, rheumatologist, or infectious disease specialist. However, it is likely most efficient to see your pcp to get an initial evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes swollen joint on my foot?

What causes swollen joint on my foot?

Swollen joint: There are many reasons why this could occur. It may be repetitive stress, arthritis, gout, inflammation of the joint tissue, a cartilage tear, etc. The best thing is to see a podiatrist and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Teen finger/finger joint swelling = jra?

Teen finger/finger joint swelling = jra?

Have to be seen: A number of different bacterial and viral infections can cause joint swelling, usually for a short duration. In jra, joint(s) remains swollen over 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

Finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

Possibly, but: Possibly, but many possible causes. Perhaps 30 varieties of arthritis to consider. Rheumatologist will be very helpful. ...Read more

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When they say an injured athlete had fluid drained from a swollen joint such as the knee, what is this fluid?

When they say an injured athlete had fluid drained from a swollen joint such as the knee, what is this fluid?

Synovial fluid: Usually this is synovial fluid. Synovial fluid's job is to lubricate and protect the joint. In the presence of injury, inflammation or infection, the synovial lining (part of the joint capsule), overcompensates by producing an excess amount of synovial fluid. Too much fluid can cause pain and tightness in the joint and restrict range of motion. With an acute injury, blood may also fill the joint. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Joint Swelling (Definition)

Joint swelling is a clinical finding in which there is swelling at a joint (which is where two bones meet). This can occur with injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more