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Severely painful and swollen finger knucnles and joints and hard lumps on hands, what to do?

Severely painful and swollen finger knucnles and joints and hard lumps on hands, what to do?

Palm Lumps may: Be dupuytren's disease. A common genetic disorder that can present in a variety of ways. Swollen finger knucles can be a part of this known as garrod's knuckles. Other cause of swollen painful knuckles and fingers are gouty arthritis, inflamm arthritides, psoriatic arthritis and lyme first line treatment for swelling is rest ice and otc meds but if getting worse fast get to a doc to r/o infection. ...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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My index finger is swollen and won't fully extend or close when I make a fist. I also have a painful lump in my palm below the joint.?

My index finger is swollen and won't fully extend or close when I make a fist. I also have a painful lump in my palm below the joint.?

Trigger finger: It sounds like you have a trigger finger. The tendon that flexes your index finger travels through tunnels or pulleys that keep the tendon close to the bone. Inflammation or masses on the tendon can get caught in the tunnel system preventing movement, causing more inflammation and discomfort. Anti inflammatory medication may help but you should see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My index finger is swollen and not bending (blocked) from a tip through 1st and 2nd joint but the 3rd joint is fine. It's not painful. No trauma to it?

My index finger is swollen and not bending (blocked) from a tip through 1st and 2nd joint but the 3rd joint is fine. It's not painful. No trauma to it?

Trigger finger: Could be that you are suffering from the condition of trigger finger and in that case a simple inyection of steroid into the tendon sheath should take care of the problem. Some times surgery may be the answer. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my vag I can't get past my first joint knuckle it won't let me when putting finger in and I have a dull ache that's it what could it be?

I have a lump in my vag I can't get past my first joint knuckle it won't let me when putting finger in and I have a dull ache that's it what could it be?

Bartholin Cyst: It sounds like it could be a bartholin gland cyst. These are benign, but often need to be drained in order for a woman to get relief from the pain and throbbing. It could be something else, as well, but you need to see a doctor to have it diagnosed. Best of luck, . ...Read more

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I have a blue hard lump underneath the first joint on my ring finger on the palm side of my hand. It is hard and quite uncomfortable to touch?

See your doctor: It is difficult to tell exactly what this painful blue lump is without the benefit of seeing it or touching it to examine it. If it is still present and is causing discomfort, see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen, sore red joints 1st 2nd finger joints-other painful areas: jaw, hips, bones in top of feet...Neck. Also have fatigue. Could this allbe oa?

Swollen, sore red joints 1st 2nd finger joints-other painful areas: jaw, hips, bones in top of feet...Neck. Also have fatigue. Could this allbe oa?

Varies: May or may not all be from same cause, if it is it suggests something more systemic. A good medical checkup with some basic lab work would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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How can you tend a swollen finger joint?

How can you tend a swollen finger joint?

Get it evaluated: You really need to have it evaluated to determine the cause and the treatment options. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How can one treat a swollen finger joint?

How can one treat a swollen finger joint?

It depends: First, your doctor needs to diagnose what is causing the swelling. There can be many causes and each one requires a different treatment. If it is caused by arthritis, anti-inflammants may be prescribed. If it is an infection, antibiotics. If it is from trauma; rest. You get the picture. Get a diagnosis first and then the treatment is prescribed. ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden lump to appear on my finger joint?

What could cause a sudden lump to appear on my finger joint?

Common hand lumps: Include ganglion (cyst), foreign body, or it's inclusion cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst, benign solid tumors. Nodules from dupuytrens disease, gout or inflammatory arthritis. Malignant or metastatic disease can occur but is very rare. At times tendinitis is associated with swollen tissue that feels like a lump and nerves or blood vessels can swell talk to your pcp and/ or see a hand surgeon ...Read more

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My middle and my little finger are swollen at the top joint, what could this mean?

Arthritis: The joint at the end of the finger, closest to the nail, is a common location for osteoarthrtis. As arthritis develops the joints can swell, and bone spurs form which feel like hard bumps. Diffuse swelling about the joint is typically related to inflammation. Sometimes a more localized swelling will occur which may represent a cyst. ...Read more

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Fingers have been bitten by insect and joints are swollen and inflamed, red and itchy?

Fingers have been bitten by insect and joints are swollen and inflamed, red and itchy?

Itchy: An ice pack and oral 25mg benadryl (diphenhydramine) 3 times a day may help. If not, consult a HealthTap doctor for either a steroid cream or oral steroid called prednisone. ...Read more

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I caught a slapshot at my hockey game last night. My pinky finger is in extreme pain, can barely move and second joint is swollen. Is it broken?

I caught a slapshot at my hockey game last night. My pinky finger is in extreme pain, can barely move and second joint is swollen. Is it broken?

Need an x-ray: The easiest and only way to tell if you broke a bone in your hand is to get it x-rayed. Meanwhile, it's helpful to apply cold (ice pack) to the painful and swollen area for 15-20 minutes every 2 hours to reduce the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Within literally the past two days, a small, somewhat hard lump has formed under one of my finger joints. It hurts constantly. Any idea what it is?

Skin lump: If you use this hand or finger to do repetitive activities like playing an instrument, sport or hobby, it is possible that this is the start of a callus. These are extra growth of the skin in small areas used to protect the underlying tissue and are common to the hands or feet. If the pain doesn't go away, consider using an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication to reduce the pain. ...Read more