Yes. We need to know where it is swollen, which fingers are swollen, are they painful, does this interfere with your function to do daily tasks, do you have other medical problems, what medications do you take and so forth. You would need an evaluation to help clarify the diagnosis. There can be very simple cause, most fo which are not a dangerous problem but there can be serious ones.
Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my finger swelling until I can see a doctor?
As a follow-up to my question about finger swelling I might add that my job now requires a lot more gripping and lifting.
Same answer. Suspect if you take off the ring it may improve since it will not block blood flow. Read more...