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Joint pain in my left index finger. Why?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possible diagnoses

If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joint is larger and feels bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility.
If there is soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible but in RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doc if it is not improving.

In brief: Possible diagnoses

If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joint is larger and feels bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility.
If there is soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible but in RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doc if it is not improving.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Cannot really say without a physical examination.
Can be arthritis, tendonitis, joint infection, gout (unusual spot), tendon injury. Physical exam should determine what it is and what should be done about it.

In brief: See below

Cannot really say without a physical examination.
Can be arthritis, tendonitis, joint infection, gout (unusual spot), tendon injury. Physical exam should determine what it is and what should be done about it.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Thank
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