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Why Is My Ring Finger Swollen
Possibilities include infection, inflammation, arthritis, insect bite etc.
Go see your dr for a thorough evaluation.
You may need to take antibiotics, and xray etc.
Try some over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if you have no allergies or you are not on blood thinners (warfarin).
Take care friend! ...Read more
Accidently punched the wall last night. Swelled immediately. Index finger swollen. Pain in entire hand. Hurts to move. Blue swollen line down palm.
Lately my both hand swell every morning aching my bone (borh hand). One of my middle finger swollen and hurt constantly. Do I need vitamin c? Or?
Due to a cut on my ring finger 6weeks post surgery finger swollen difficult to stretch out and stiff is this normal?
Finger swelling: Please see your surgeon for evaluation and treatment recommendations. ...Read more
I use the iPad a few hours a day using mainly the ring finger. Swelling between ring and pinky knuckles. At touch I feel like a lump but no pain?
May be related: This depends on what your finger touched. It may be a type of repetitive trauma. You can see a rheumatologist to clarify. ...Read more
My husband is having a wrist pain in his right hand with the ring finger swelling and scratching. What might the cause be? He works very hard..
Babys hand crushed in door. Her pinky knuckle looked squished in and there was instantly a deep purple bruise on ring finger. Swollen now but playful.
See details: Then have it evaluated. Consider seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Could be infected:
Swollen fingers are a sign of fluid buildup or inflammation of the tissues or joints of your finger.
This could be due to many causes including serious infections, inflammation, and trauma. If you have pain, redness, or warmth with the swelling you need immediate medical care for a possible serious infection. I suggest checking this out further in a clinic. ...Read more
Caught my ring finger 7 weeks ago, ring had to be cut off and 30 stitches on finger. Wound closed but finger still swollen. What will reduce this?
My left ring finger is swollen a bit. I had to fight to get my ring off and now it won't go back on. It was fine about an hour ago. I just washed my?
RING FINGER SWELLING: FINGERS SWELL WITH HEAT AND GET SMALLER WHEN COLD. ALSO SWELL WHEN TOO MUCH SALT. TRY TO AVOID SALT. FINGERS ARE MORE PUFFY IN THE AM OF AFTER USE. IF YOU COOL THE HANDS THE RING WILL GO ON. USE SOAP TO LUBRICATE. IF THE RING CUTS OFF CIRCULATION AND YOU CANT REMOVE IT YOU CAN GET IT CUT AT AN ER OR A FIRE STATION. A JEWELER CAN MAKE A RING LARGER AND ATTACH A BAND TO KEEP IN FROM FALLING OFF ...Read more
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My ring finger sudden became swollen and I didn't hurt it. It has a bluish tint to it. What could it be?
Many possibilities: Possible cause of your swelling may include sprain, bursitis, fracture, contusion, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more
My ring finger sudden became swollen and I didn't hurt it. It has a bluish tint to it. What does this indicate?
Bruising: You may have a ruptured blood vessel in your finger causing the internal bruising. Therefore the finger is swollen with the fluids and bluish color from the blood of the bruise. Breaking of a blood vessel can occur easily and commonly. Hitting your finger on something to the ring pinching the vessel. Ice the finger to limit the swelling. ...Read more
My husband hurt his ring finger at work yesterday he said it twisted but he didn't here a pop but today it is swollen and and hurts to bend is it brok?
Injured finger: A pop is not necessary to have an injured finger. If it is swollen and painful then an x-ray is needed. ...Read more
A basketball hit my ring finger and my finger is swollen, but it only has mild pain when I bend it all the way down. Is it broken?
Bone v tendon injury: Jamming your finger on basketball could cause tendon or bone injury. If pain on one spot when pressing = bone injury. If can't fully extend finger = tendon injury. Otherwise could be sprain and inflammation. First Aid: Tape to next finger, ibuprofen for inflammation, ice to reduce swelling, elevate hand to minimize swelling. X-ray if not improving in 2 days to document fracture. ...Read more
When I bend my ring finger I barely can it hurts very bad it over laps my middle finger and can barely straighten it. Black and blue/ swollen?
My fingers are swollen mostly my 2ring fingers and my index fingers. I wake up because they itch and hurt. There are bumps and lumps on my ring finger?
Contact dermatitis: This could represent conta t allergy. Remove rings and treat with prescription creams. Patch testing to confirm diagnosis of nickel allergy can be done. ...Read more
What to do if I got hard by a basketball on my ring finger right hand its swollen what should I do?
Jam: You may have "jammed" or sprained your finger. Sometimes a fracture of the finger can happen when catching an errant ball. An x-ray can help determine if there is a fracture or not. Otherwise buddy taping the affected finger to an adjacent one should help relieve pain and offer stability. Try some ice and Ibuprofen as well! ...Read more
My left ring finger is swollen due to heat football, I can't make it straight properly what shall I do?
I punched my hand and now it's been swollen for 2 days near my ring finger. It moves fine but its just swollen. Should I get this checked out?
Yes: Get it checked and X-rayed to make sure one of the bones is not fractured. Best wishes. ...Read more
Two months ago I had my dislocated ring finger fixed. Now it is still swollen and I cannot make a tight fist without pain. Thoughts or suggestions?
Physical therapy: PT may help to restore your motion, consult the surgeon. ...Read more
Varies: There are several potential causes. Presumably you did not injure it or you would have mentioned it. Other causes can include inflammatory or infectios causes. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
How do I resolve a swollen ring finger on my right hand? The swelling has mildly extended to my hand.
Mono-arthritis: If it is one finger / joint it could be a septic arthritis. Better to see a doctor. ...Read more
Today I woke up with the inability to bend my ring finger on my right hand. It is painful and swollen. Any ideas...?
Trigger finger: Sounds like swelling in the tendon that gets stuck in its sheath. Usually worse in the morning because hands often swell at night. Usually resolved by a cortisone injection. See your local hand surgeon. ...Read more
When I push down with my fingers it hurts in the inside of my palm. The outside of my hand is very swollen. My middle and ring finger is hurting.
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your octor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
My ring finger is swollen between the ring and my knuckle. Stopped wearing ring, drinking more water, iced the finger. No help. Should I see a dr?
Yes: Unusual symptoms that don't respond to simple measures such as you have taken deserve further evaluation. ...Read more
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