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Swollen Metacarpophalangeal Joint
Metacarpophalangeal joint blister treatment - they keep opening. what is the best way to treat. i have been using neosporin .
R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil . Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs/wound culture. F/U with your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen, oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more
My left index (proximal interphalangeal joint and metacarpophalangeal joint) I have pain when i bend the finger. My RA factor is normal.
I have a callus like bump on the right thumb metacarpophalangeal joint. It was a scab and doesn't itchor hurt. What should I do?
Many reasons: This can be due to chemicals at work that you may be exposed to , or rubbing of your knuckles because of habit or dry skin, but also can be seen in certain ethnicities. Try AM Lactam which helps take off dead skin. If not improving see your dermatologist as there are other medical reasons that could cause this condition. ...Read more
Trying to find out why I have sudden, severe joint pain in the metacarpophalangeal joints of both hands. I have joint pain in my hands, worse in the thumbs. My doctors have no idea what's causing it. Tests for ra, lupus, gout, fifth disease, etc, all have
Oa at the base of the thumbs is pretty common and at 60 and female this would be even more common
sometimes it quite subtle on the xrays
ask for a referral or get another opinion. ...Read more
Swollen Joints: You should first visit your doctor to determine why your joints are swollen. There are many conditions that could cause the swelling (ie rheumatoid arthritis, osteo arthritis, lupus, crohn's disease, or fluid retention due to cardiopulmonary conditions). Each has a different course of therapy. ...Read more
Many causes: If you have swollen painful joints you should be evaluated by a rheumatologist. There are many different causes including infectious forms of arthritis, for example lyme disease or parvo. There are also many forms of inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid and psoriatic. Its important to not delay in getting the correct diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
So young?: Any trauma to the fingers. Do some hand exercises and ibuprophen if you need. ...Read more
Many reasons: There are many different causes of selling in finger joints, including injury, excessive salt intake, several types of arthritis, and autoimmune disorders. See your doctor for further evaluation. Once your doc examines your hands and maybe orders bloodwork or xrays, a better diagnosis and treatment plan can be made. ...Read more
NOT LONG: If you had a traumatic event swelling, can occur for days or longer and most likely should be evaluated by an xray to rule out a fracture. If there was no trauma, that is more concerning for a type of athritis and should be examined and appropriate labs and xrays should be obtained. ...Read more
I was informed my lump nodes were 6mm in Feb 2017 now my level is 9 mm, my joints are swollen and painful I also have hemocromotosis, ?
Lymph nodes.: If you have lymph nodes that have grown from February until now, your next step for those would be excision for diagnosis. These enlarging lymph nodes need to be sent to the laboratory for formal pathological evaluation. ...Read more
Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
A rheumatologist: A rheumatologist is the appropriate specialist to see. ...Read more
I have a tfcc injury. I did some stretching exercises yesterday but this morning my joint was swollen. Why?
Hard to say: There are many potential causes. Possibly you did "too much" and need to start more slowly, possibly your injury is not fully healed, or it may be a sequels of having been immobilized for a long period of time. I would certainly let your doctor know. ...Read more
I am getting really scared, the spots are worse. And my joints are swollen and very painful, a different few each day. Plz help what is this?
See a rheumatologist: It sounds as if you have an inflammatory arthritis. There are numerous diagnostic possibilities and you need to see a rheumatologist to be diagnosed and started on appropriate medication. Do not delay as some arthritic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis can cause joint damage early in its course. ...Read more
JRA/JIA symptoms: Children with juvenile arthritis most often have visible swelling of one or more joints for several days at least and morning stiffness in the affected joints. If you are concerned that your child has juvenile arthritis, take them for evaluation to their doctor and request a referral to a pediatric rheumatologist if there is any concern. Pain is often not associated with arthritis in younger kids. ...Read more
Many causes: DEF: if it hurts = PAINFUL, if it is larger than the other = swollen get it checked ...Read more
Get evaluated: You should see your doctor to get evaluated for a correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
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