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Doctor insights on: Tightness In Knuckles

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I hurt my knuckle 4 wks ago carrying my puppy in his cage, I was holding it really tight, now my knuckle still hurts while coloring or writing why?

I hurt my knuckle 4 wks ago carrying my puppy in his cage, I was holding it really tight, now my knuckle still hurts while coloring or writing why?

Well: Usually means you're some kind of somewhat significant injury. Recommend you see physician in person primary care orthopedist for sports medicine and get it evaluated the next couple days for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Thumb is stiff & tight in the knuckle, pain in knuckle when bent back but xray & ultrasound are clear. on going for 4 months, caused by punching?

Early arthritis?: Joint stiffness & pain sounds like early arthritis. If you have been an avid boxer, then osteoarthritis (from overuse of the thumb) seems to be in the works. Often, X-rays & ultrasound cannot detect the changes of early arthritis, especially if it is located in a small joint like those in the hand. Best to see a rheumatologist or find another way to make diagnosis. Ice the thumb, avoid over-use. ...Read more

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I think I broke my knuckle. Recently I was kicked in the hand. Ever since I can't make a tight fist cause my pointer finger hurts too much. ?

I think I broke my knuckle. Recently I was kicked in the hand. Ever since I can't make a tight fist cause my pointer finger hurts too much. ?

Knuckle: You probably have a fracture. Get an xray. It is important to make sure the fracture is not displaced, because if so, it may not heal correctly and you may have permanent loss of function. ...Read more

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What can cause my mom's knuckles to swell, forearm muscles to tighten, as well as create numbness and pain on the hand?

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

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Enlrged spleen@13.7cm, is dr right to order a u/s 6 months later, or should it be sooner. He says nhs funding is tight.

Enlrged spleen@13.7cm, is dr right to order a u/s 6 months later, or should it be sooner. He says nhs funding is tight.

Testing in Medicine : He is right. I can think of no medical reason to do it any sooner unless some other problem arises. Patients often want things sooner or more frequently then is medically necessary. ...Read more

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Why does my 17 yo son 's fingers and knuckles swell only in extreme cold?

Why does my 17 yo son 's fingers and knuckles swell only  in extreme cold?

Arthritis?: There are forms of arthritis that flare in the cold. Check with your doctor for appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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What is/are most common cause(s) of chronically tight upper trapezius & associated neck discomfort? Best ways to get lasting relief?

What is/are most common cause(s) of chronically tight upper trapezius & associated neck discomfort? Best ways to get lasting relief?

Stress: Assuming that there is no damage to your cervical spine, stress is a common cause of neck pain, sitting at a computer all day doesn't help either. May want to get cervical spine checked, then try stress reduction or acupressure. Don't recommend muscle relaxants ...Read more