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What are lumps on finger joints?

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Dr. T Chandrakant

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1984

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Posted on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have a very painful lump between joints on lower outside thump and there r more lumps forming it has gotton impossible to use my right hand the index finger is also swollen dr said after ultrasound it was a complex leision and need further testing with mri
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Additional investigations

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history and understood the concerns.
With the description that you have given the possible causes are:
Rheumatoid arthritis
Hence I would advise you further tests of blood in addition to MRI:
CBC with ESR.
RA factor that is Rheumatoid factor
Uric acid
Calcium and as needed.
Clinical evaluation by a Rheumatologist.
All these will lead to a proper diagnosis for getting the exact treatment.
Do the warm compresses in saturated salt solution to be more effective.
Take an anti-inflammatory medications with pain killer properties as might have been prescribed by your Doctor.

I hope this answer helps you.
Please post photos of the lesions as it helps sometimes for on-the-spot diagnosis.
And post reports of the investigations.

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