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Tightness In Knuckles
After taking naproxen for a few days my knuckel still hurts and feels tight when i make a fist. Should i just tape my finger to another?
Consult U r MD OR: See a rheumatologist soon!Get a more detailed answer ›
What can cause my mom's knuckles to swell, forearm muscles to tighten, as well as create numbness and pain on the hand?
Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
3-4 times per day my knee feels like it's getting tighter then pops, sort of like a knuckle popping, but deeper and louder. Xray negative. What is it?
Crack, Pop, Crunch..: Yeah. For everyone around you. It's annoying- and makes you look nervous or uncomfortable. It's like cracking your gum all the time. And yes, it can put chronic strain on the joint capsules and lead to laxity and maybe even some arthritis down the line. Every now and then, OK (like once or twice an hour; or just before a fight). Otherwise knock it off. Try tightly clenching your fists instead. ...Read more
What is swelling? The fluid? My knuckles areswollen & the area just below my middle finger feels very puffy, soft & is a bit discolored. Broken wrist
Swelling is fluid: This is a simplistic answer but .....Usually blood ( bruising) or cellular fluid ( from cell damage) or fluid from within the blood ( vessels stimulated to leak inflammatory fluids) ice, move your fingers, male a fist and extend fully even if it is tight, elevate just a little higher than your heart location ( chaness as you change position). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got my knuckle bone taken out of my pinky toe on jan 31. I got my stitches taken out monday. My toe is in more pain than ever! why is this?
I got my: Is the toe red and swollen? Do you have a bandage on it that is too tight? Call you surgeon now and insist on appt. Asap to check the toe to r/o infection, you will need snyibiotics. In rare instances people after foot surgery develop a condition called complex regional pain syndrome with severe pain, hot/cold/ clammy skin that has to be diagnosed and treated quickly . Feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if I have joint noises of the spine when turning my body? muscles feel tight also.
Spine noise: LeeP ~ at 19 yo it simply means you need to see more of the sunshine and less of a computer screen. Your muscles sound contracted and stiff. It sounds as though you really must do more exercise or at least mobilisation of all joints by exercise or even walking. You will FEEL so much more healthy as well ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got my finger pulled sideways, and it hurts and is swelled a little between the knuckle joint is that a pulled tendon?
I always feel like I have to crack my neck even though it is not sore or tight. Is this a bad habit?
No it is muscular: This is ok and you are doing your own spinal manipulation like cracking your knuckles. You are most likely "cracking" your facet joints (the small joints of the spine-2 at each level) which stretches their joint coverings or capsules which causes a reflex relaxation of the surrounding muscles. There is no harm in you doing this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with acute bronchitis. Now while I cough I get a popping feel like popping your knuckles in back of head. Is it a concern. ?
Neck Muscle with co: I suspect this is muscle tightness due to the pulling of the neck muscles. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
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