5 doctors weighed in:

Pain in my fingers near my knuckles?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possible diagnoses

If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joints are larger and feel bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility.
If there is a soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible. In RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doctor first.

In brief: Possible diagnoses

If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joints are larger and feel bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility.
If there is a soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible. In RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doctor first.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified,
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors