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Swollen knuckle with no pain. No injury. What is it?

I am 51 years old and female. I woke up two days ago with swollen\red skin on the first knuckle of my forefinger. It is clearly not the joint , as when I gently pull the skin away from the joint, the underneath area does not seem to be affected. I see no apparent center spot (such as a bite or splinter entry, etc.). I can t say it hurts but it is a little sensitive and looks so odd when my hand is held flat, as one of the wrinkles on the joint looks like it has a little mountain on it. When I make a fist, there is no bump, but the area is just deep red. I have no injury I can think of and haven t been doing anything unusual with my hands. Any thoughts? Thanks
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

It's probably osteoarthritis...the wear and tear arthritis. When it happens slowly, it may not hurt.

I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed clinical examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance to reach the diagnosis and treatment plan according to that.

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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