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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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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What can I do about swollen knuckles from punching?

What can I do about swollen knuckles from punching?

Punching what: If you punched something hard did you break anything? Might need an examination and possible x-ray. If a soft puching bag take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, the swelling and inflammation should be gone by morning. ...Read more

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Banged my knuckle 4 months ago. Cut healed, but knuckle is stiff, weak, hurts constantly but not swollen. Broken? Thanks

Banged my knuckle 4 months ago.  Cut healed, but knuckle is stiff, weak, hurts constantly but not swollen.  Broken?  Thanks

Maybe: It's possible you have tendonitis or inflammation along the tendon sheath, but it's best to get an xray to see if broken, then decide if ot/hand therapy is needed. ...Read more

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I was squeezing a pair of vise - gripe pliers with exesive force. One of my middle knuckles is swollen as a result . How much time to heal?

I was squeezing a pair of vise - gripe pliers with exesive force. One of my middle knuckles is swollen as a result . How much time to heal?

Swollen knuckle: You should rule out a possible fracture of the knuckle.Icing of the knukle and rest help, but a swollen knuckle may take weeks to shrink ...Read more

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Can you advise for bouchard's nodes! swollen knuckles?

Can you advise for bouchard's nodes! swollen knuckles?

Bouchard's knuckles: Unusual at your age. Tends to run in families. Caused by rheumatoid or osteoarthritis.If due to OA no known way to prevent that I know of other than choosing different grandparents. My Dad, bother and I have them. ...Read more

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Thumb knuckle swollen -- what to do?

Thumb knuckle swollen -- what to do?

Thumb: Hitting thumb and compressing joint can cause pain and swelling and restricted motion. Treat with rest , ice, compression(wrap) and elevate if throbbing. ...Read more