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Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen Knuckle: You may have osteoarthritis or gout. Please see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more


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I wake up with swollen and itchy knuckles and fingers with a rash and some of the fingers have cracks that itch and hurt.

I wake up with swollen and itchy knuckles and fingers with a rash and some of the fingers have cracks that itch and hurt.

Dry skin?: Have your hands been exposed to a lot of soap, detergent, irritant, and water lately? If so it may just be from getting too dry and too irritated. Try some topical Hydrocortisone cream, avoid irritants and too much water, and apply a barrier moisturizer after hand-washing and see if they help. If not, see dematologist. ...Read more

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Have a swollen sore index finger knuckle nand looks like the ligament is popn out what wrong?

Have a swollen sore index finger knuckle nand looks like the ligament is popn out what wrong?

Can't give answer: U need 2 c a hand surgeon 4 xam ; r-rays in order 2 have this answered. Aanswered. Also the description of where the swelling is, is not well described. ...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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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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What to do for pain in fingers and swollen knuckles?

What to do for pain in fingers and swollen knuckles?

Hand arthritis: Need to get xray of the hand and some blood work to rule out rheumatological/connective tissue disorder and also to rule out an infection if accompanied by redness and any fevers. ...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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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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How long will it take for my swollen knuckles/hand to go back to normal? If it is fractured do I have to go to hospital?

How long will it take for my swollen knuckles/hand to go back to normal? If it is fractured do I have to go to hospital?

It takes time: Did you injure your hand? Swelling can last for a variable period of time depending on if it is broken or sprained and exactly what the injury is. Between 1-3 weeks would not be unusual. You can apply an ace wrap, apply ice to the area (20 minutes on/20 minutes off), and elevate above heart level to help with the swelling. You will need to have an x-ray done to determine if it is broken. ...Read more

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My third finger knuckle has been swollen for 2 months after jamming it in basketball. What should I do?

My third finger knuckle has been swollen for 2 months after jamming it in basketball. What should I do?

Swollen knuckle inju: You need to see your doctor and have it xrayed. You might have broken your bone or badly bruised it. ...Read more

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Hi my right index finger knuckle has been swollen for about two weeks now icing it doesn't help and I have sustanied no injuries.?

See a doctor: You need to see adoctor and may be get some blood tests done. This could be a few things and a doctor needs to see this and evaluate your finger. ...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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I have a jammed finger with a swollen knuckle, what do you suggest to treat this?

I have a jammed finger with a swollen knuckle, what do you suggest to treat this?

Xrays: You should get an xray to make sure there is no fracture. Some fractures of the knuckles can involve the joint space and cause long term pain. Hopefully it is just a sprain, but if its swollen and over the knuckle if could be more serious. ...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 jammed my finger and now my knuckle is slightly swollen and red and grinds when I bend or touch could it be broken?

I jammed my finger and now my knuckle is slightly swollen and red and grinds when I bend or touch could it be broken?

Certainly possible: The only way to be sure is to get an x-ray. An urgent care is a good place to get that done on weekends. You can elevate the hand, ice the area, take some ibuprofen and see the doctor when you are able to get the x-ray. ...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.

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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My daughter hurt her middle finger @ softball 2day now its swollen from the knuckle up, if its broke would they do nething or can it heal on its own?

My daughter hurt her middle finger @ softball 2day now its swollen from the knuckle up, if its broke would they do nething or can it heal on its own?

It is better to: Check it out, some time this sign for fracture and that fracture could effect the joint and need something done about it. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Had xray on right index finger but was told nothings broken but still swollen on the knuckle & hurts?

Had xray on right index finger but was told nothings broken but still swollen on the knuckle & hurts?

Infection?: Possible causes are an infection- or if there was minor trauma, then a ligamentous or tendon injury is possible. These would not necessarily be seen with an xray. You should probably follow up with your primary physician. ...Read more

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Finger swollen under knuckle after mosquito bite. Why would a mosquito bite make it swell. Will it go down soon?

Finger swollen under knuckle after mosquito bite. Why would a mosquito bite make it swell. Will it go down soon?

Several possibility: You may have been bitten by something other than a mosquito, may have had an unusually severe reaction to the bite, or may have developed a secondary infection due to breaking the skin while scratching. If the finger is red, warm, painful or gets worse would see a hand surgeon asap. Infections in fingers can extend upwards very quickly. ...Read more

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Knuckles around my mid fingers of both hands seem to be swollen. How can I differentiate whether its swollen or no?

Knuckles around my mid fingers of both hands seem to be swollen. How can I differentiate whether its swollen or no?

Changes: If you have noted changes from there normal size that is not bony then it is probably swelling you can be evaluated by a doctor to help sort this out and why they are swollen. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I woke up and my right index finger was throbbing. It feels swollen. Hard to bend/extend. Pain near knuckle. Hurts to squeeze. No known injury.?

I woke up and my right index finger was throbbing. It feels swollen. Hard to bend/extend. Pain near knuckle. Hurts to squeeze. No known injury.?

? infection: Is there accompanying redness which would suggest an infection? If so, consult your physician for diagnosis and treatment. Acute arthritis of one of the finger joints is another possibility. It's best to have the finger examined in either case. ...Read more

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I have a mosquito bite (at least I think it's a mosquito bite) on the knuckle of my index finger and my finger is super swollen what should I do?

I have a mosquito bite (at least I think it's a mosquito bite) on the knuckle of my index finger and my finger is super swollen what should I do?

Infection?: A swollen finger could indicate an infection that needs antibiotics or even drainage. Is there pain? Redness? Warmth? If any of these signs is there with the swelling more chance of infection. Please have it looked at by a doctor. In the meantime use ice compresses and ibuprofen for pain/swelling. ...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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Last night at vball, a ball hit my finger and kinda jammed it. But it onlyhurts between my 2nd and 3rd knuckle and it is swollen. Hurts when moving it?

Last night at vball, a ball hit my finger and kinda jammed it. But it onlyhurts between my 2nd and 3rd knuckle and it is swollen. Hurts when moving it?

Joint injury: Sometimes a "jammed" finger is just a strain or sprain and will get better on its own. Sometimes it's a fracture, and needs to be immobilized to heal properly. Sometimes the joint is dislocated at the moment of impact and slips back into place almost immediately and you don't notice. Buddy tape your finger; consider an urgent care visit for an xray. ...Read more

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Cactus needles poisinous? I got stuck in the knuckle, instant intense pain, got the needle out; but finger is swollen, verypainful, cannot bend or straighten it. Help?!

Not: Not poisonous but probably infected joint. Needs immediate treatment. Go to an emergency room now. This can be really dangerous. ...Read more

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The middle knuckle on my middle finger has been swollen for over two months; should I do anything about it? I jammed it when trying to catch a football. The entire finger got really swollen and purple, but it went away after a day or two. The knuckle ho

As: As noted, you need an proper examination and plain xrays. The possiblities include a fracture of the metacarpal bone underneath that joint or perhaps ligament injuries (either structures called collateral ligaments or saggital hood).

Many of these things can be treated easily if diagnosed early -. ...Read more

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I just woke up and the first knuckle around nail of my middle finger is swollen and red and hard to bend.?

I just woke up and the first knuckle around nail of my middle finger is swollen and red and hard to bend.?

Needs to be seen: Whether it is an infection, an acute arthritis, or you injured it while sleeping can't be determined from my computer. A visit to a medical care giver should easily find the cause and the treatment. ...Read more