Finger joint deformity

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Avatar n tn After my thyroid surgery about 4months later the joints of my right hand started to become deformed.The joint of my RT thumb and my 1st and 2nd finger just popped out. It appears like I'm an old person with arthritis. Also, my carpal bone on the same hand is also out. Could the removal of the Rt side of my thyroid have caused all these joints to deform? I'm wondering if I have Rheumatiod Arthritis.
Avatar n tn while playing basketball many years ago i jammed my right ring finger on the last joint closest to the fingernail. the joint became crooked so that the end of my ring finger is always crooked downward. i saw a physician who put it in a straightening device to keep it straight for weeks. however once i took it out it was still crooked. i was only about 14 years old at the time and didnt really care because there was no pain so i just lived with it.
Avatar f tn Two months ago (11 weeks to be precise) I crushed my middle finger in a door. (The nail was intact and both sides still attached, it just received a crush injury down at the lunar/growning end). I had it Xrayed which ruled out any fracture but nothing else was done. Approximately 50% of the nail went black. I now know that the hematoma should have been drained ('trephination'?) and/or the nail removed to repair any nail bed lacerations. Neither of these was done.
Avatar f tn My middle finger on my left hand hurts when I bend it. In a resting position I am experiencing a throbbing pain. Most of the pain is around the first upper most joint. This injuer occurred when my dog pulled and the leash somehow became entangled around my fingers. How do I know whether it is broken?
Avatar n tn When the doctor would change out the splint he would allow it to bend less than a degree (the natural arch of the finger). What now? I can not live with this deformity, as it GREATLY impacts my job. Could not safely grip my weapons if I needed to. Which is dangerous to everyone. Does the finger just need to get stronger again? Or does the finger need more time in the splint? Surgery? How do I know the tendon did not get re-injured during the treatment?
Avatar m tn It is about 18 weeks now, Physician stopped my OT sessions. Not able to make a fist or claw, my middle finger stands out from the rest. My PIP joint is still at 90 degrees only during flexion. It touches the palm, but doesn't get close to MP joint like the other fingers. I am worried that it is likely the scar tissue thats blocking the joint from bending further. Can you please provide some advice if am on the right course of time ? How long will it take to get the proper flexion back.
Avatar f tn I could only move it to the middle joint and she told me I probably just sprained it and she taped up my finger. Later on my finger swelled up and I still had the bend in my finger. I thought it would straighten out after the swelling went down but it never did and still today I have the bend at the tip of my finger. I researched and saw that this sort of thing happens in other bone fractures and is called a malunion and can be fixed by an osteotomy.
Avatar f tn I have arthritic fingers and some joint deformity. So, I know all about that. Recently I have experienced a new pain in my hands. This pain comes on quickly and unexpected like a tooth ache. It is a nagging pain It is only on my right hand and comes at the very tip of my middle and pointer finger. It stays at the tip and doesn't go anywhere else. I do notice that those two fingers and the ones where the top joints are worse. It feels like a nerve pain. What might this be?
Avatar m tn I am now also feeling pain and stiffness in my right pinky finger. I am a 35 male and have been exercising 3 to 4 days a week until the neck pain started. I have Crohn's and take Humira injections. Any idea if this is a side effect to the injections or if this is something else.
Avatar f tn Your swelling may become more evident when you try to move your fractured finger. 3. Look for Deformity or Inability to Move In a finger fracture, you have broken a segment of your finger and it is usually not possible to move it. You may also notice bone deformity such as unusual bumps on the affected finger. Any signs of misalignment are usually indicative of a fracture. Sometimes, you cannot move your finger due to severe swelling and bruising. Could It Be Sprained or Jammed?
Avatar n tn However on the inside of this joint (facing the middle finger) it looks bulged or rounded. I traced my finger over it and it is definitely rounded and very hard. I know the joints are naturally a bit roundish on the outside but this is large compared to the ring finger on my right hand. Also looking at it you can see the bulging. I was wondering if this is bone or a bone I was feeling? It is quite painful, that area and the area of the finger that is injured.
Avatar f tn My daughter is 6 years old met with a crush injury in which her left little finger got crushed between the gate and the wall. The flesh upto to the distal interphalangeal joint was completely gone with the bone protruding out. Surgery had to be conducted and 5 mm of bone had to be trimmed in order to put the stitches.
Avatar n tn A few years ago while playing basketball I believe I dislocated my pinky finger on my right hand at the middle knuckle. I got into an altercation and pushed somebody. When I looked down at my pinky finger it was bent sideways to the right at almost a 90 degree angle. I quickly popped it back into place. I remember it hurting for about 2 weeks. I never went to the doctor and eventually the pain went away. However, to this day, years later, it still appears swollen at the middle knuckle.
Avatar n tn The hand specialist told me that it was just a bad sprain and that I should buddy tape my pinky finger to the ring finger. I cannot straighten my pinky finger nor flex it that much- it remains very stiff. There is discoloration around the PIP joint and the finger is somewhat bent in a arc at the PIP joint. I am nervous that i have been misdiagnosed by the hand doctor. My next appointment is at the end of this month. Should I wait to see the doctor or get a third opinion. What do you think?
Avatar n tn Since then i have had pain in my finger, mostly at the first joint from the knuckle. I cannot completely outstretch my finger because that is when the pain starts. Whats wrong and should i see a doctor?
Avatar m tn Since last six months we noticed slightly flexion deformity in his right hand’s little finger. Skin of that finger is thickened. He has no pain, no sensory loss and no swelling. In last 20 days his left hand little finger’s skin is also getting thickened. It is hyperkerotosis. Current Treatment: none SPECIFIC INVESTIGATIONS I consulted Dermatologist, Orthopedic Surgeon, Neurologist, Rheumatologist…Every one told that it not his/ her case.
Avatar n tn immediatley my finger felt like I was getting shocked! The pain generated throughout my hand and my wrist! Now a week later I still experience the tingle and numbness in my pointer finger! I should have gotten stitches but I didn't! The wound is heeling though! Whenever I bend my fingers backward or move my hand a certain way I get the shocking feeling back! Its my right had that I need to use all the time! If anyone knows if theres anything to do or if its supposed to be like this for a while?
Avatar n tn I broke my pinky finger through the joint playing rugby about 6 months ago. I didn't have to get surgery but I had like exercises I had to do everyday so I didn't loose movement in that finger. Just last month I got full movement it could take a while. Hope all goes well!
Avatar m tn He said, if i can use the finger, then not to bother, because theres a chance that i may lose function of the joint with you, i woudlnt bother, you're lucky its only your finger tip.. i presume they would also have to put pins through your finger tip joint to set it as well but i dont know what ur doctor said.
Avatar f tn I am upset as the whole point of me having the surgery was to avoid deformity and for me, a ring finger deformity is emotionally troubling. Besides the obvious of learning to live with this, any thoughts or experience in this matter with progressive splinting techniques or anything else that might be beneficial?
Avatar n tn It can be due to osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and can cause joint deformity that can greatly limit the use of the hands. You should get it evaluated from an orthopedician to confirm the diagnosis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Avatar m tn I suffered a sporting injury to my right index finger 5 weeks ago, it was direct blow to the end of the finger causing a tuft fracture right at the tip, a fracture lower on the distal phalanx near the DIP joint, tendon damage, causing a mallet deformity, along with a Volar Plate avulsion fracture of the PIP joint (bottom corner of the middle phalanx).
Avatar m tn 3- If I had a chunk of skin removed where the mole used to be (as explained in #2), would that cause a functional or cosmetic deformity to my finger? The mole was on the middle joint of my middle finger, near the joint. I appreciate you taking the time to read my post. Take care.
Avatar m tn Along with this some extra attention can be paid to little finger while doing the stretches. Unless there is severe bone/joint deformity, usually this will bring the little finger to a near normal position. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar n tn I got in a fight last night. One hitter quitter. The knuckle of my middle finger is pretty swollen right now. It wasn't that bad last night. Two hours after the fight, I was playing pool with minimal pain. Since I have no insurance, I'm wondering how long I can wait before having the more serious consequences of a fractured hand... my friend's mom says hours... but I'd guess a couple days??
Avatar m tn I have pain and numbness that extends from my elbow to my pinky finger constantly for many years. The feeling in my finger is hard to explain, it just doesnt feel right. I'm wondering if they are going to have to reset the bone and if this pain and numbness will go away.:( I'm only 18 and Im sadly limited to what I can do physically.
Avatar n tn ) with 2 guys and another girl well all the weight went on my shoulder and a huge shock went down my arm, and then it went numb it was numb until the week after i went to the doc got a x-ray and got a negative result back, i did physical therapy for about 2 months and seemed to help but now i still have numbness around my elbow and a little above and below it, also i have shocks go through my arm every now and then. plus my pinky and y ring finger go numb sometimes too, what should i do?
Avatar m tn My greatest concern is the finger is 'loose,' 'wobbly,' and unstable at the DIP joint and there is some deformity (finger bends outward at the tip instead of in towards the middle finger). My goal is to have the missing bone and cartilage restored so that the finger once again be stable, have better extensor/flexion and be free of deformity. Joint fusion is not an interest to me and I am wondering what options/alternatives are available to treat this condition?
Avatar m tn I practice Kendo which is pretty much Japanese Fencing. Unfortunately I was stuck on my thumb with one of the bamboo swords that we practice with really hard. As far as I know the thumb never got bent wrong or over extended. This happened almost 3 weeks ago and the pain has only increased since the initial injury. I have also continued to spar a few times since then and my thumb has received a little more abuse.
5015130 tn?1362365408 No signs of swelling or deformity. Today, I discovered a lump about the size of a pea on her back near where her left wing connects to her body. When I tried to feel around and look at it she was trying to bite me then limped even worse. I think it is all connected somehow. Can't get her to an avian vet until at least Tuesday. This is an old photo but lump is right about where my finger is only on left side. Any ideas what it might be?