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Why Do My Middle Finger Joints Lock
Trigger finger: Respond to ice if it is painful and swollen in the palm. Midl heat if it is stiff and locking without swelling, massage of the palm, topical anitinflammatorires placed in the palm and gentle not forceful range of motion, How ever the clincal presentation or severity of trigger finger varies a lot i.e. they are not all the same. If one tries these and fails see a hand doctor ...Read more
I cannot bend my thumbs without doing it with my other hand along with my finger joints locking when I grasp a small object.
Hello. I've been having sharp pain in my ring finger joint. Also my left hand ring finger is Stiff from the knuckle joint to the finger.
Trigger finger? Vs: Strain or constricting ring, if no trauma or strain and if older than 30 can start to get trigger finger, joint stiffness, see a hand surgeon best to take care of this. Be sure ring is loose fitting ...Read more
Is intermittent throbbing/spasms normal 24 hours after removal of cyst from the top finger joint? Surgery done at surgery center by hand surgeon
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
What would cause the joints in your fingers to "lock up". There is only a little pain but have to use the other hand to "pull up" the locked fingers.
Trigger finger: That sounds like a trigger finger. I would see your doctor for a steroid injection. They work great for that indication. ...Read more
May be eczema: Eczema on the fingers and hands doesn't have to look like the dry, crackly surface skin texture of eczema elsewhere. Fingers can have itchy flesh-colored bumps, called dishydrotic eczema or dishydrosis. The treatment can be as in eczema, with hydrocortisone cream 3 times a day for a week... and if the rash worsens or isn't better, one should see a primary care doctor or dermatologist for care. ...Read more
I have been eating badly and lots of sugar for the past 2 weeks. Also picked up an extra 10kgs since stopping smoking 8 months ago and I am struggling now to loose it. The problem now is that both my shoulder and finger joints are stiff. Diabetes?
To diagnose diabetes your doctor would need to test your blood glucose and/or A1c level. It is good that you quit smoking. Losing weight is not easy and it gets harder with increasing age. Joining a group like weight watchers may help.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Callous PIP finger: I would suspect using something like scissors in your work or hobby. Can do 2nd opinion and you can send pictures and we can talk to figure out what it is. ...Read more
Fractured radius - why are my finger joints are very stiff each morning? Improves during the day with movement. How long will this last? Thanks
Swelling from break:
The fracture causes inflammation, which impedes the normal flow of lymph from the hand to the arm and then into the central veins. Because of this slowdown, your fingers are a little swollen and feel stiff.
Elevating your arm, which gives the flow a boost from gravity, might help.
This is temporary, don't worry. ...Read more
A couple finger joints pop as if out of joint, stiff and feel "full" if that makes sense, all fingers hurt on both hands. What could be the issue?
I'm a pianist and violist with arthritic bone spurs in my finger joints (no pain). With viola, spurs get in the way of playing. Dissolution of spurs?
Is it normal to develop pmr and psoriatic artritis at the same time? My pmr symptoms started 18 months ago, but I also had finger joint pain at that time. 6 months ago, finger pain got worse and nail.
? all PSA: You are rather young for pmr. It may be that your initial symptoms of psoriatic arthritis (psa), mimicked pmr with neck, shoulder, lower back and/or hip hip pain/stiffness. Both pmr and psa can have elevated ESR and or crp. Both can respond well to prednisone. I try to diagnose people with one disease not two if possible. ...Read more
Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. How should I treat it?
Few issues here: From what you describe sounds like a few separate issues. You are best to see your doctor and have one issue at a time evaluated and diagnosed ...Read more
Why do my hands and finger joints get red, hot, swollen, sore, and tight after using my hands for about 8 hrs? It is happening more and more lately.
Finger pain: Inflammation of joints or arthritis is one possibility, but simple overuse and sprain may be the cause. Arthritis symptoms would last longer and be accompanied by joint tenderness and morning stiffness may be present. If symptoms persist consult a rheumatologist for evaluation, advice and treatment. Try to avoid activities that stress your hands. Anti-inflammatory meds like Advil help, if you can ...Read more
Finger joint swelling/redness, fever, fatigue, back shoulder hip pain/stiff and muscle aches. ANA pos, RF neg, other tests normal. Possibilities?
Several things: In young women finger swelling, fever, stiffness, muscle aches, other joint pain can be the onset of lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA test does not have to be positive). Other less common connective tissue diseases and even some infections can do this. A Rheumatologist should be able to work this out. Not all tests are positive early. ...Read more
Male 35. Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. Mouth ulcers happening every 2 or 3 weeks. How should I treat this?
Coincident: You may have two or three coincident but unrelated problems. Abdominal and joint pain needs to be evaluated by your General Physician as soon as possible. Mouth "ulcers" need to be seen by your General Dentist to determine nature of lesions and appropriate treatment. Report ALL symptoms to both practitioners. ...Read more
Middle finger on Palm side by the joint suddenly started feeling painful and has now gone purple.
ER-NOW: This sounds like a circulatory issue: I advise immediate ERE evaluation. ...Read more
Pain between index and middle finger in tissue under webbing not located at the joint. Concentrated in that spot with no prior symptoms.
Need more info like:
Any swelling, discoloration, any hair embedded there, anything could be squeezed from the site; nature of pain....
Is it constant /not? Anything or any activity brings it on? Is it sharp/dull, etc. How long has it been going on for?
Without an exam it'll be difficult to make a dx. In some hairdressers, hair gets embedded into a scratch in the web, causing an inflammatory reaction.
See an orthopod. ...Read more
My middle finger only has been numb for weeks. It's only on the side next to my ring finger and only from the second joint to the tip. Cause?
Nerves?: Are you wearing a ring on the finger next to it? It sounds like you may have injured the nerve on the finger next to it just from bumping into the ring every day. Try a few days with the ring off and see if it improves. If you're not wearing a ring, did you have any injuries to the finger? Hope it gets better for you! ...Read more
Jammed my middle finger playing basketball. Now the joint is swollen and the finger is blackish / blue and hurts. What should I do? How long to heal?
Finger injury: A jammed finger can be a fracture. Get it x-rayed and if normal the finger is sprained and will heal. Can't tell without the x-ray. ...Read more
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
See rheumatologist: If you are concerned, see a rheumatogist as they will be able to determine what is causing it. ...Read more
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
My middle finger joint started hurting 3 weeks ago and it is swollen and what ever I do it really hurts. Could I have broken it & not known?
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
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
I'm having pain at the joint of my middle finger where the palm and finger meet. The pain is bad when I'm bracing to get off of the floor and when ope?
Trigger finger: Pain at the metacarpal phalangeal joints is usually due to an overuse syndrome. It can be treated with rest, ice and heat, and corticosteroid injections by a medical provider. Often avoiding what hurts and use of that joint for 2-6 weeks will clear up the problem. If the joint is swollen, red, and with worsening pain infection and conditions like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis should be ruled out. ...Read more
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