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Twisted Middle Finger Arthritis
I have been having pain on my right toes, wrist, back and fingers on my right hand. What do I do? I have Fibroymalgia and arthritits
Poly arthritis: U seem to have developed arthritis in >1 joint @ the same time, a condition AKA polyarthritis. In the absence of any other Sx (especially swelling or fever), u shd rest ur joints- use them as little as possible- & if u are otherwise healthy & not taking meds, consider an NSAID like Naproxen with food. This will buy u time to see ur doctor &/or rheumatologist for diagnosis. Keep a diary. Good luck! ...Read more
A condition where there 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
Tiny clear itchy bumps occur on right middle finger (from mid joint to fingertip). Recently the finger tip feels a little numb.?
Need to see this: Before any diagnosis can be made. Please schedule a virtual consultation or visit your healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I work as a auto tech. I use my hands all day and at work now and at home my right arm hurts, my middle finger will not bend like it used to, can't sleep and on my right foot mid-way by my big toe to mid toe hurts when I walk? I'm 43 years old and need to
Typically this is not one thing but a series of separate issues.
However you need a good general physical, bloodwork, checked for gout, diabetes, thyroid disease and general "stuff: first...Then you r physician can start to focus in on these things
for example a neuroma in your foot (a nerve inflammation between the toes) a trigger finger or post traumatic arthritic joint in your finger, , a rotator cuff issue in your right shoulder
all these things can give you these symptoms,
are you falling part, no... But welcome to 40 plus year of age
seriously though start with a regular chreck up and go from there. ...Read more
Pain and swelling: Basically pain and swelling about the knuckle. It is usually wise o get an x-ray to make sure there is no underlying fracture. ...Read more
Numb middle finger: It can be due to many things and more history would be helpful. Is it constant or it comes and goes? Is it triggered by something like cold exposure? Does it become white and blue when it’s numb? Some possible causes include carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve roots in the neck), peripheral neuropathy of various types (like ones due to diabetes), and raynau'ds phenomenon. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many types of arthritis that can effect your hands. Some causes include, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and lupus. If you think you may have arthritis get a evaluation so you can get the correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
It's uncommon, but..: If you've had a significant injury including a fracture - especially one that extends into the joint, say of the thumb or the bones in the wrist - there might be the beginning of arthritis development. An xray could help show if there's any arthritis there. Best of luck! ...Read more
Suspect a sprain...: If it is in the middle joint of your middle finger (that was in the bowling ball,) it is probably sprained. If that is what, in fact, it is, expect it to be swollen and sore for a number of months; perhaps more than a year, so be patient...It should slowly improve. ...Read more
Yes: Strengthening is an important tactic in delaying deformity, but does not replace medical rx. ...Read more
Several weeks: And you may need hand therapy, . ...Read more
Question vague: This is unlikely to occur, but need you to clarify the issue. What specifically are you concerned with and what is the problem with your middle finger? ...Read more
One cause may be: Carpal tunnel even though usually more fingers are numb with that but often it is a sense of relative numbness one notes and the middle may be just more numb than the others. Local irritation to the tendon sheath from a trigger finger can make the finger swell and seem numb, neuropathy if it affect the hands may be noticed first in the longer middle finger. Local trauma or bruising can too. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel? `:
If the symptoms persist, I would suggest an
exam by an orthopedist,
you may either have a pinched nerve in your
neck (cervical radiculopathy) or in you hand
such as carpal tunnel syndrome
an exam and possibly an ncv study will help
to evaluate the etiology for the symptoms. ...Read more
See details: Then have it evaluated. Consider seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more
I smashed my middle finger in the car door. Should I go to the hospital to see if there's an injury?
Extent of injury?: If you have severe pain, decreased range of motion, uncontrolled bleeding, or deformity those would be reasons to be evaluated. If you are doubt about having a fracture it would be best to be evaluated. If there is a break to the skin and you have not had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years - that should be repeated. ...Read more
A co-worker woke up tbis morning and her middle finger was swollen and very painful, could this be gout?
Swollen finger: Gout could certainly be a cause of acute painful red swelling around any joint, and is one of the more common causes of acute pain and swelling in a finger joint. Other causes to consider are infection. Sometimes a bacterial germ can get in under the skin through just the slightest nick in the skin. This is the most serious concern. And, of course, trauma or a sprain can do this. ...Read more
I have a brown-reddish line on my middle finger nail that seems to be getting darker, what could it be?
Probably-old blood: Under the fingernail from minor trauma- must be seen to diagnose definitively. ...Read more
My low bottom part of my middle finger hurts? Could it be dupuytrens? Is that supposed to cause some hurting?
No: Dupuytren's contracture is rarely associated with pain or acute injury. The disease is related to a proliferation of collagen tissue in the palm. Your symptoms sound more like an early trigger finger or a joint sprain. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications are a good way to begin treatment. If the symptoms persist see an orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more
Is it possible to get arthritis at the base of the hand, in that area where you catch yourself when you fall?
Not a podiatry?: Talk to your family doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
What should be done if a 65 year old woman was bitten by her cat on the dorsal aspect of the right middle finger?
Go see your doctor: Regardless of age (both biter & bitee), a (pet) cat bite needs medical evaluation, especially when close to joints like hands & fingers. Check out http://www. Minnpost. Com/second-opinion/2014/02/cat-bites-hand-can-cause-serious-infections-mayo-study-finds. ...Read more