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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
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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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
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