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If i make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?

If i make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...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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My finger joint is swollen and isn't going down, what should I do?

Get evaluated: You should see your doctor to get evaluated for a correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Finger joint ( interphalangeal joints) swollen what should I do?

Finger joint ( interphalangeal joints) swollen what should I do?

See your doctor: You should see your doctor to examine your hands. You might need some other tests to determine the most likely cause of the swelling and the best treatment. ...Read more

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Finger joint is still swollen 10 weeks after mucous cyst removal?

Finger joint is still swollen 10 weeks after mucous cyst removal?

Call the surgeon: With that being the case, you should speak with the doctor who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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I have a swollen little finger joint (the top one). There is no pain but there is a little pain on tapping it. I had no injuries there.

I have a swollen little finger joint (the top one). There is no pain but there is a little pain on tapping it. I had no injuries there.

Arthritis: (osteo) typically occurs in this joint and it doesn't have to hurt. I wouldn't take or do anything about it, but don't aggravate it by tapping. ...Read more

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Playing basketball and index finger joint has been swollen for a week with pain. ?

Playing basketball and index finger joint has been swollen for a week with pain.
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Index finger: You have dislocated the finger or broken it. An xray is a great start. Till then buddy tape the finger ...Read more

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Hi I had a thick splinter from wood door on my finger joint about a inch long I pulled it out now my finger is swollen Do I need to see a doctor or wi?

A sliver goes in -: -smoothly, but has rough edges, & when pulled out, there can B a wood fragment left behind. Even if not, U probably have an infection from the contaminated wood. Best 2 C a fellowship trained hand surgeon. A small residual fragment is hare 2 C on imaging . Many times it just has 2B explored, & hope it is all removed. During a short hand fellowship we had people returning 4more wood removal. Good L ...Read more

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Sudden extreme pain in pinky finger joint where it connects to hand. No injury.

Sudden extreme pain in pinky finger joint where it connects to hand.  No injury.

See your doctor: The symptoms you describe can be due to tendonitis (trigger finger), arthritis and nerve irritation, among others. Be sure to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Knot coming up on inside of hand on middle finger joint painful help?

Knot coming up on inside of hand on middle finger joint painful help?

Probably a ganglion : Cyst. Typically come from a joint. Can be very painful. Most hand bumps are benign. Typically can be aspirated with a needle and decompressed or otherwise surgical excised. Used to call them bible beater lesions because the biggest book on the house was the bible and by smacking it with the 'good book' caused them to rupture. I do not recommend this though. See an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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I used to play tenis.Now I feel pain in my hand finger joint.Whats ur recommendation?

I used to play tenis.Now I feel pain in my hand finger joint.Whats ur recommendation?

Hand and finger pain: Depends on many factors i.E what joints, how intense is the pain, how constant, how dysfunctional you are (what can you and can't you do) etc... So need to know a lot more details. A visit to your doctor with a good history and physical and x-rays will tell a lot. While arthritis is a likely possiblity you need to have it checked. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to address the swelling around the left hand small finger joint and pain at the base of thumb?

What can I do to address the swelling around the left hand small finger joint and pain at the base of thumb?

Find the reason for : It then treat it, usually the doctor give anti-it then treat it, usually the doctor give anti- inflammatory medication( motrin, naproysen, celebrax ..) or go higher to give steroids check with your doctor which is better for you. ...Read more

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I've had a scarred finger joint (PIP joint) of the ring and small finger of the right hand due to trauma causing contracture..

I've had a scarred finger joint (PIP joint) of the ring and small finger of the right hand due to trauma causing contracture..

Scar contracture: In the skin can sometimes be addressed with scar release or skin flaps/graft. Scar in the joint can be addressed with capsular release. Scar on the tendons can also limit motion and at times surgeons do a tenolysis. Hand therapy also can be used and sometimes with progressive splinting with or without surgery ...Read more

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