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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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How do tell if I have gout in my finger. I have a history of gout. Knuckle in my pinky has been swollen for a month. Indocine doesn't help.

SEE PROVIDER: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more

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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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Swollen middle finger, pain on my knuckle. Should I ice it?

Swollen middle finger, pain on my knuckle. Should I ice it?

Initially yes: If your problem is acute ice is the way to go you might also try advil (ibuprofen) r naprosin after 24hrs heat may help if pain persist.... See your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Woke up with pain in knuckles below index finger/pain in finger. Have been playing video games a lot. Now swollen/painful can't bend or fully extend?

Woke up with pain in knuckles below index finger/pain in finger. Have been playing video games a lot. Now swollen/painful can't bend or fully extend?

Video triggerfinger?: It is possible you've developed the disease of young people in the 21st century (trigger finger caused by TOO MUCH video gaming). But to be sure there are other things that could cause pain and swelling in your finger so if after icing, Motrin for 3 days, and NO video games you're not better an examination would be in order. Questions? Write me: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...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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Swollen red knucle with extreme finger pain may have hit on corner of table weds night(remember saying ouch) 58 years old with osteopenia?

Swollen red knucle with  extreme finger pain may have hit on corner of table weds night(remember saying ouch) 58 years old with osteopenia?

Get examined: Could be a mallet finger, sattital band rupture (boxer's knuckle), or fracture. But hopefully nothing more than a contusion and/or sprain. Can't be sure without an examination and possibly an x-ray. So see your primary care physician or a hand surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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My husband a sore slightly swollen elbow could it be gout, is so what foods to avoid?

My husband a sore slightly swollen elbow could it be gout, is so what foods to avoid?

Not likely!: The elbow is affected, but not without other joints in the lower extremity also being stricken. The most common cause for elbow swelling is olecranon bursitis! the are many causes for this. The most\ serious is infection. Have him see a doctor. Gout really cannot be completely controlled by diet. Improved-yes. Controlled, no! ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Gout is when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. The classic one is the big toe although others can be affected. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Fitzthum
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Finger Pain (Definition)

definition is a FINGER that hurts -if concerned see ...Read more