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What causes my right ring finger joint to hurt?

What causes my right ring finger joint to hurt?

I just counted: There are 3 joints: closer to the hand, the next one called proximal interphalangeal joint, then there is the one near the fingernail, the distal interpharyngeal joint. Likely, arthritis is the cause of your discomfort. ...Read more

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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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Hello. I've been having sharp pain in my ring finger joint. Also my left hand ring finger is Stiff from the knuckle joint to the finger.

Hello. I've been having sharp pain in my ring finger joint. Also my left hand ring finger is Stiff from the knuckle joint to the finger.

Trigger finger? Vs: Strain or constricting ring, if no trauma or strain and if older than 30 can start to get trigger finger, joint stiffness, see a hand surgeon best to take care of this. Be sure ring is loose fitting ...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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My finger joint is swollen and isn't going down, what should I do?

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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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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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.?

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

I used to play tenis. Now I feel pain in my hand finger joint. What's 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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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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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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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 feel hand and leg finger joint pain whenever I ingest meat. What could be causing it?

I feel hand and leg finger joint pain whenever I ingest meat. What could be causing it?

Not sure: Meat does not usually cause joint pain. Are you cutting the meat with yuor hands? And fingers and perhaps causing pveruse? ...Read more

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Is intermittent throbbing/spasms normal 24 hours after removal of cyst from the top finger joint? Surgery done at surgery center by hand surgeon

Is intermittent throbbing/spasms normal 24 hours after removal of cyst from the top finger joint? Surgery done at surgery center by hand surgeon

Probably: 24 hours is not very long post op. As long as it is intermittent and there is no pus, increasing redness or swelling, I would give it another day or two. If symptoms persist or worsen over and past the 48-72 post op hour mark, call the hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Dark skin patch on index finger joint of both hands & mild pain. Also pain in right hand thumb base. No injury. I use phone a lot and deficit in vit d?

Joint pain: The patch if new and persisting, you should see a doc. Sometimes joint pains of hands could be from too much texting. Pain is not a symptom of vitamin d def. ...Read more

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Woke up on 2-14-15 with a swollen finger right hand pinkie painful at the upper joint what's going on?

Woke up on 2-14-15 with a swollen finger right hand pinkie painful at the upper joint what's going on?

Some thoughts: Paronychia- or an infected cuticle is most likely- without seeing you or taking a history. Try warm soaks, and see your doctor. They can be extremely painful and sometime warrant antibiotics if that is what you have. ...Read more

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My hand get swollen when I'm working, and hurt very bad in the wrist and finger joints. Why is this happening?

My hand get swollen when I'm working, and hurt very bad in the wrist and finger joints. Why is this happening?

Tendonitis?: You could have problems with the tendons or the joints. If cutting back on your activity level doesn't clear up the problem you should get looked at by a doctor to get a diagnosis. ...Read more