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I have RA and the other day my right pointer finger was extremely swollen, tender, and painful, what can I do?
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Dr. Richard Perlman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: See the doctor
This can be a sign of the tenosynovitis or synovitis of ra.
However, you probably know what that feels like, and this is different. Primary concern is that this not be infection. This warrants checking with the doctor who takes care of your ra.

In brief: See the doctor
This can be a sign of the tenosynovitis or synovitis of ra.
However, you probably know what that feels like, and this is different. Primary concern is that this not be infection. This warrants checking with the doctor who takes care of your ra.
Dr. Richard Perlman
Dr. Richard Perlman
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Get evaluated
If you have an isolated joint flare, get an evaluation.
Many things can cause a flare, these can include but not limited to, rheumatoid flare, infection, or gout. Getting an evaluation will allow you to get the correct diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Get evaluated
If you have an isolated joint flare, get an evaluation.
Many things can cause a flare, these can include but not limited to, rheumatoid flare, infection, or gout. Getting an evaluation will allow you to get the correct diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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