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Marfans syndrome, stiffness in knuckles, swelling, feels like a bone underneath. Causes and treatment?

Hello - I am a 38 yr old female diagnosed with marfans syndrome ( although I have no heart issues and I think it is a form of Ellers Donlos). I have been thru 19 surguries and am at the point that I truely dislike going to the doctors - it always seems to be a major problem that requires surgery when I go. Anyhow, the past week my knuckle has felt stiff and unable to crack . When I woke this morning, it was swollen. The swollen area is not soft, but almost feels like a bone underneath. I had no injury to the area. Any ideas?
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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The symptoms that you have described seem to be related to an inflammation of the knuckle. You need to give rest to the knuckle preferably by strapping. Doing a hot fomentation and taking a mild pain killer will also help.
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Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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