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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 r naprosin after 24hrs heat may help if pain persist.... See your hand surgeon. ...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?

See your doctor: It has been a month and your finger is still swollen and painful.You should check with your doctor and have it examined and xrayed, and treated properly. ...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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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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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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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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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?

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