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Doctor insights on: Why Do My Middle Finger Joints Lock

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My finger joints lock ?

My finger joints lock ?

Trigger fingers: Locking fingers in flexion as in making a fist r due 2 flexor tendons that have some swelling ; when they pass under the pulleys that guide ur tendons during motion they pop through the pulleys ; trap them in flexion. There r treatments available so c a hand surgeon 4 evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Tiny clear itchy bumps occur on right middle finger (from mid joint to fingertip). Recently the finger tip feels a little numb. ?

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

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I have joint pain on my middle finger. What should I do for it?

I have joint pain on my middle finger. What should I do for it?

See rheumatologist: If you are concerned, see a rheumatogist as they will be able to determine what is causing it. ...Read more

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What causes ganglion cysts to develop on the inside of 1st joint of the middle finger?

What causes ganglion cysts to develop on the inside of 1st joint of the middle finger?

A2 pulley: Ganglions can develop at the edge of the a1 or a2 pulley of the flexor tendons. Ganglions are synovial cysts arising from a tear or opening in the tendon sheath. Synovial tissue causes cyst to form and emerge from the tear that results from over use or trauma. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump of my middle finger next to the middle joint. It has been there for a long time and hasn't gone away. Not sure what it is?

I have a hard lump of my middle finger next to the middle joint. It has been there for a long time and hasn't gone away. Not sure what it is?

Probably a cyst: I is likely a synovial or tendon cyst. There is no need to do anything about it if it does not bother you. ...Read more

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I had an accident and fell resulting in cutting my middle finger ;requiring 6-8 stiches; my ring finger has been burning at the last joint to tip?

I had an accident and fell resulting in cutting  my middle finger ;requiring 6-8  stiches; my ring finger has been burning at the last joint to tip?

Likely nerve injury: Sounds like a nerve injury, which are common. Is the burning in the same finger that was cut? If so, you likely cut the nerve in the process. If not, you may have crushed the nerve at the same time you got the cut. Usually, these nerve injuries heal with time, but can take months. You should have your doctor take a look, however. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on my joint of my middle finger what is it?

I have a hard bump on my joint of my middle finger what is it?

Which joint?: Depends on which joint it is. This could be anything from a small benign cyst to a bony exostosis or bone growth. If it is tender or is growing, i would recommend evaluation by a health care professional. ...Read more

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I have a severe pain in my left middle finger on the top joint ?

I have a severe pain in my left middle finger on the top joint ?

Possible Heberden's: Women are more likely to get a certain type of osteoarthritis of their hands when compared to men. Typically this involves the set of joints that the end the fingers and the middle finger joints. Initially there may pain but over several months there can be warmth/redness and eventually bony enlargement of the joint which, at the area you describe, would be a Heberden's (bony growth - spur). ...Read more

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If I broke my middle finger, do I need to stabilize both joints in my finger or just the last one?

If I broke my middle finger, do I need to stabilize both joints in my finger or just the last one?

Possibly: The usual practice is to immobilize the joint above and the joint below the fracture. If the fracture occured at the tip, then only the last joint would need to be immobilized. ...Read more