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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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80 yr old mom has swollen middle finger very painful and nail bed oozes liquid pus. What could be causing this? She is diabetic, on dialysis

80 yr old mom has swollen middle finger very painful and nail bed oozes liquid pus. What could be causing this?  She is diabetic, on dialysis

Finger infection: I am sorry to hear about your mother's pain, and symptoms. She is at increased risk for infections due to diabetes and being on dialysis. Symptoms of swelling and pus drainage sound consistent with a nail bed infection, however swelling of the entire finger with pain sound as though an infection could be spreading. A medical professional should evaluate the finger as soon as feasible. ...Read more

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Very swollen middle right finger at the last joint but numb but to the top but painfull to the palm of my hand feels like in the bone. Infection prob?

Very swollen middle right finger at the last joint but numb but to the top but painfull to the palm of my hand feels like in the bone. Infection prob?

The? Is confusing-: -but it sounds like the tip of the finger is swollen & tight as well as numb. If there was a penetrating wound, like a thorn... It could B an infection in the pulp of the tip, but these initially R very painful. If it's more in the joint area, it could B a tendon sheath infec. Both conditions R serious, if it is painful 2 flex it, call Ur ortho guy 4 eval. ...Read more

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Swollen and pain in middle finger for a month after bowling?

Swollen and pain in middle finger for a month after bowling?

Suspect a sprain...: If it is in the middle joint of your middle finger (that was in the bowling ball,) it is probably sprained. If that is what, in fact, it is, expect it to be swollen and sore for a number of months; perhaps more than a year, so be patient... It should slowly improve. ...Read more

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My index finger started hurting about two weeks ago and is now swollen and now my middle finger is starting to hurt I don't see any swelling yet.

My index finger started hurting about two weeks ago and is now swollen and now my middle finger is starting to hurt I don't see any swelling yet.

See a doctor: Infections in the fingers and hands can be dangerous and may progress rapidly. You need to see a doctor immediately to determine the cause of the pain and swelling. If it is an infection you need to be on antibiotics as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My mom hit her hand on something hard while trying to show me something, & now there is a big swollen knot on her middle finger. Is this serious?

My mom hit her hand on something hard while trying to show me something, & now there is a big swollen knot on her middle finger. Is this serious?

Probably not.: As long as she can bend and straighten her finger fully without severe pain, it is probably just a bruise. Ice it at least 3-4 times a day. ...Read more

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When I push down with my fingers it hurts in the inside of my palm. The outside of my hand is very swollen. My middle and ring finger is hurting.

When I push down with my fingers it hurts in the inside of my palm. The outside of my hand is very swollen. My middle and ring finger is hurting.

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your octor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Regarding my middle finger, swollen at the top joint, has become this way over a period of 9 yrs after slight injury, cd anything be done to fix?

Regarding my middle finger, swollen at the top joint, has become this way over a period of 9 yrs after slight injury, cd anything be done to fix?

Hand specialist: After nine years of swelling and scarring, I don't know if there is much a hand specialist could offer, but if it is bothering you make an appointment with a hand surgeon to explore the options. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my middle finger is blue and swollen? Help?

Could you tell me why my middle finger is blue and swollen? Help?

Maybe: Obvious question is did you injure it? If so probably just jammed, and depending on the severity of injury, could be broken. If no injury mechanism then it could be from arthritis causing swelling or decreased blood flow which obviously sounds dangerous, but there benign causes of this. The only way to know is to have it examined by a physician. ...Read more

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My middle finger has gotten progressively more swollen and painful for the last 24 hours, and I don't know what I did to cause this?

My middle finger has gotten progressively more swollen and painful for the last 24 hours, and I don't know what I did to cause this?

Swollen finger: Go to ER immediately. You could have an infection which is not treated promptly, could result in possible blood infection or loss of function of finger, or it could be autoimmune / lyme -like disease. Since the risk from infection is so great go to ER. ...Read more

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Started to get pains in my middle finger it comes and goes and sometimes can last for a week at a time. It feels swollen and stiff. Didn't damage it.

Started to get pains in my middle finger it comes and goes and sometimes can last for a week at a time. It feels swollen and stiff. Didn't damage it.

Trigger finger?: If it is swollen along the palm in line with the finger, or you get occasional locking (unable to move the finger), it could be a trigger finger. Many times a cortisone shot can help. ...Read more

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My middle finger hurts and its swollen, how can it heal?

My middle finger hurts and its swollen, how can it heal?

NSAIDs & warm soaks: If nsaids and warm water soaks fail to improve your hand see your local hand surgeon asap. ...Read more

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A co-worker woke up tbis morning and her middle finger was swollen and very painful, could this be gout?

A co-worker woke up tbis morning and her middle finger was swollen and very painful, could this be gout?

Swollen finger: Gout could certainly be a cause of acute painful red swelling around any joint, and is one of the more common causes of acute pain and swelling in a finger joint. Other causes to consider are infection. Sometimes a bacterial germ can get in under the skin through just the slightest nick in the skin. This is the most serious concern. And, of course, trauma or a sprain can do this. ...Read more

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My middle finger is swollen for no reason. I didn't hit it or anything...

My middle finger is swollen for no reason. I didn't hit it or anything...

RaiseHighGiveTheSign: Oh yeah? So where you been puttin' it?? It won't swell for no reason. Wearing a ring? If so, take it off. Is it red and does it hurt? Then you should see a doctor. Can't move it too well? See a doctor. Doesn't hurt but stays that way for a week? See a doctor. Get locked in the same position? See a doctor. Turn green with little squiggly moving purple things coming out of the sides? See a Witch doctor ...Read more

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Hello i have a question about my finger its important my middle finger is swollen throbbin itching a lil and painfull but i have no cuts?

Hello i have a question about my finger its important my middle finger is swollen throbbin itching a lil and painfull but i have no cuts?

Throbbing finger: If you finger is swollen and throbbing with no obvious cut you should see your doctor to have your uric acid checked to rule out gout ...Read more

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Index and middle fingers lock together. Middle finger feels tight and slightly swollen.

Index and middle fingers lock together. Middle finger feels tight and slightly swollen.

Trigger finger: Generally, locking of the fingers or thumbs are caused by trigger fingers. This is a benign condition in which the tendon becomes entrapped around a structure called the A1 pulley. If this is painful, an injection or surgery can improve the symptoms. If this is not painful, you can live with this as long as you have full range of motion and full function. ...Read more

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I slammed my middle finger in a door it's swollen and bruised and hurts real bad is it broke?

I slammed my middle finger in a door it's swollen and bruised and hurts real bad is it broke?

I don't know.: Medical history, X-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture & provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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My hand is really swollen and I can barely straighten my middle finger, all my fingers are swollen too, what could it be?

My hand is really swollen and I can barely straighten my middle finger, all my fingers are swollen too, what could it be?

Not sure: If it's only one hand, it is something that has affected only the involved hand. In women, carpal tunnel syndrome is very common. The only way to know is for you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been in pain for two days now and it's not stopping soon. My middle finger is swollen and in a lot of pain not red. What could it be?

I have been in pain for two days now and it's not stopping soon. My middle finger is swollen and in a lot of pain not red. What could it be?

Any trauma: My first question any trauma if there is no trauma you might be experiencing some kind of acute arthritis could be gout or rheumatoid arthritis if there is any history of penetrating trauma infection had to be ruled out go and see your doctor they can assure you after careful examination and give you proper treatment good luck ...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 affect the joint and need something done about it. Good luck thank you. ...Read more