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Sore spot on the knuckle followed by swelling across entire hand, not instance of injury. Any suggestions?

I am a 66 year old male, very active in the outdoors, in pretty good shape. A few days ago, I noticed a very sore small spot on the knuckle of my middle finger where the finger attaches to the hand . A couple of days later it began to swell and is now swollen across the entire back of my hand. I am sure that I did not hit or injure it in any way. I m really stumped as to what is causing the paint and swelling . Any suggestions?
Asked On : Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

According to your description , hand pain and swelling seems to be inflammatory in nature.

I advice you to give you rest to your hand, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation and consult your doctor for thorough examination of hand to rule out any infective cause.

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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