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What are possible causes of severe knuckle pain at night?

What are possible causes of severe knuckle pain at night?

Arthritis: Pain in the joints is often from arthritis. Many patients complain of pain after a day of use, night pain, and morning stiffness. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Painful Swollen Joints (Definition)

DEF: if it hurts = PAINFUL, if it is larger than the other = ...Read more


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What can cause severe hand, arm, and finger pain and the veins to pop out?

What can cause severe hand, arm, and finger pain and the veins to pop out?

?DVT?FISTULA?: There are many potential causes for your symptoms but the venous engorgement suggests a vascular etiology. See a physician for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I have sudden onset knuckle pain in one of my fingers. I didn't do anything to cause trauma. Should i see my doc to out rule infection?

I have sudden onset knuckle pain in one of my fingers. I didn't do anything to cause trauma. Should i see my doc to out rule infection?

See details: If there is not considerable redness, swelling and tenderness, infection is very unlikely. However, there are numerous causes for this issue. Have your doctor evaluate the issue. ...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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Why do I have knuckle pain in pinky finger?

Why do I have knuckle pain in pinky finger?

Arthritis?: Joint pain most commonly is from arthritis. You can also have pain around the joint at the base of your finger from a tendonitis. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of this knuckle pain that comes and goes?

How can I get rid of this knuckle pain that comes and goes?

Depends: See a hand surgeon and get an x-ray to determine if it's arthritis or something like trigger finger that can feel like it's in a joint. ...Read more

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Treatment knuckle pain and swelling?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the joint pain and inflammation. For instance, there are several treatment options if the cause is rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are numerous other possible causes. Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Swollen middle finger, pain on my knuckle. Should I ice it?

Initially yes: If your problem is acute ice is the way to go you might also try advil (ibuprofen) r naprosin after 24hrs heat may help if pain persist.... See your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Woke up with pain in knuckles below index finger/pain in finger. Have been playing video games a lot. Now swollen/painful can't bend or fully extend?

Woke up with pain in knuckles below index finger/pain in finger. Have been playing video games a lot. Now swollen/painful can't bend or fully extend?

Video triggerfinger?: It is possible you've developed the disease of young people in the 21st century (trigger finger caused by TOO MUCH video gaming). But to be sure there are other things that could cause pain and swelling in your finger so if after icing, Motrin for 3 days, and NO video games you're not better an examination would be in order. Questions? Write me: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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First knuckle pain in pinky when pressed down or massaged. No swelling. No pain on movement. No injury. Pain has persisted for two weeks. ?

First knuckle pain in pinky when pressed down or massaged. No swelling. No pain on movement. No injury. Pain has persisted for two weeks. ?

Tendon strain: Without opportunity to physically examine your finger and X-ray, a formal diagnosis is difficult. If there is no swelling, no fever or chills, no redness around the joint and it is only tender on the posterior surface of the joint, one would typically think of a strained extensor tendon or the ligaments connecting the proximal and middle phalanx. Should get better--see MD if not improved in week ...Read more

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Why do I have knuckle pain in pinky finger? It is very tender near my knuckle. Hard to make a fist at times.

Variety of reasons: This can be the joint, the tendon, the ligament there are a variety of structures there. The most common reason is arthritis but we need more information. You can try wax paraffin bathes, isotonet gloves for comfort . Ask you physician what is safe for you to take ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in the side of my index finger, below knuckle. Pain comes and goes in waves. No redness or swelling. I did not injure it.

Could be arthritis : Arthritis pain is not uncommon for getting in the 40s… Especially if you have been used to hard work… This may also indicate a nerve irritation which may be in directly caused by arthritis fo arthritis pain is not uncommon for getting in the 40s… Especially if you have been used to hard work… This may also indicate a nerve irritation which may be in directly caused by arthritis spur. ...Read more

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Diag. W/ dermatographia. Wbc:13.4, rdw16.8, mch:26.7, absolute neutr.:9702. Everything else normal. Knuckle pain. Occasion swoll glands. What can itbe?

Diag. W/ dermatographia. Wbc:13.4, rdw16.8, mch:26.7, absolute neutr.:9702. Everything else normal. Knuckle pain. Occasion swoll glands. What can itbe?

Dermtographia: Has nothing to do with your knuckle pain and swollen glands . Please make an appointment to see your physician , so as not to overlook anything important in assessing your general health! ...Read more

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Middle finger knuckle pain when straightened, hard bony lump on knuckle when bent, sometimes warm to the touch. What could this be?

Possibly arthritis: Common causes for what you're describing could be arthritis or gout. See a hand surgeon who can examine you and get an x-ray to see how to proceed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have joint pain with cellulitis? Infected wound on knuckle. Pain has spread from just the cut to deep in the knuckle joint

Is it normal to have joint pain with cellulitis? Infected wound on knuckle. Pain has spread from just the cut to deep in the knuckle joint

It is possible: If a cellulitis spreads it can infect adjacent and deeper structures such as bone and joints. If that happens you would need to have it treated aggressively. You may need and incision and drainage and possible intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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My husband played bball got an injury to left hand fourth finger. Pain on the outside of knuckle. Have had jammed finger b4 but not now. Help please?

Fractures: Can be minor but there are some that need surgery especially if the joint is not lined up, sprains are ligament injuries and the finger hours are prone to these too in a basketball scenario often these are partial but i'f it is a complete ligament tear trwatment is more complex an evaluation and an x-ray can help to differentiate these injuries if you need care a gand surgeon is a good place. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Fitzthum
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Finger Pain (Definition)

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