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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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...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.

This is complex: It is best that you see a Rheumatologist for these concerns to rule out Rheumatoid arthritis.Your underlying radicular symptoms are also interesting given your young age and I presume you are being seen by a neurologist or spine specialist.More tests need to be done to evaluate for 1 possible cause including degenerative disc disease, RA, trigger finger vs. Dequervains vs. Scleroderma for starters ...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 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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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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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more