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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
Tiny clear itchy bumps occur on right middle finger (from mid joint to fingertip). Recently the finger tip feels a little numb.?
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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
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?
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.
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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
Tendon Inflammation: There are multiple causes of finger/joint pain. Given your age and no history of trauma, nor arthritic problems, the most likely cause is a trigger finger or tendonitis (swollen tendon). Ask yourself, ifyour pain is on the back of the knuckle, worse in the morning, and painful with flexing the finger, and if there is tenderness in the palm over the tendon. A hand surgeon can help make diagnosis. ...Read more
Probably a ganglion: Cyst. Typically come from a joint. Can be very painful. Most hand bumps are benign. Typically can be aspirated with a needle and decompressed or otherwise surgical excised. Used to call them bible beater lesions because the biggest book on the house was the bible and by smacking it with the 'good book' caused them to rupture. I do not recommend this though. See an orthopaedist. ...Read more
A diagnosis: The only remedy for a chronic painful problem is having a diangnosis by history, exam, perhaps images, and even blood work. Go see you doc. ...Read more
Why has middle finger joint grown the size of big pea the last 5 years. It sticks out on the side close to my nail?
I think I sprained my middle finger last night. It's sore when I touch the joint and bend it there is slight pain. Should I strap it.?
It may help.: Immobilization may ease the pain associated with moving the joint. Have it evaluated by a professional as you may need to have an x-ray taken of it to make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more
My middle finger is swollen, hardened, purple & red in center between middle finger joints, painful when bent and all occurred in the last 40 min?
How this happen: Is there a history of truama to the finger if that the case you should have to check it out. ...Read more
What about a discoloration on right hand, middle finger, middle joint spreading occasionally to top joint. Does chinese medicine know anything about?
See your doctor: Your symptoms are vague. See your doctor for an evaluation. He or she can refers you to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more
I have a small & hard greenish lump under the skin of my middle finger, the joint area. I discovered it two weeks ago, and now it is starting to hurt.
My hand is really red it's just below my fingers (not on the joint) between my pointer and middle finger it hurts when I touch it and when I add press?
Your age?: We have to know your age. We cannot answer questions for minors. So fix your public profile so that it shows your age. You have noted your country, which also helps with some questions, as diseases and resources vary by age and location, as well as gender. Be honest about your age. You expect if from us, and we expect it from you, too! ...Read more
Right middle finger painful to bend past 3 days. Pain 6/10. Mainly between middle joint and top joint. Slightly swollen. No redness. No injury. Work in a healthcare setting as housekeeper. Had no open wounds that are visible. Not sure why it hurts.
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
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
Top portion (1st joint) of middle finger bends to the left. It occurred 3 months ago when a football hit it. Can I realign it myself w/out any risk?
NO!: Either you chipped the bone enough to change bone alignment or tore a tendon in the finger. This needs to be seen by an orthopedist. ...Read more
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