i went to bed one night and the next morning i awoke w/my little finger not looking the way it did the night before. Finger was swollen @ the 1st joint ..... looking a little bluish red and it was painful to bend that joint only. I also noticed there was a knot on the inside part of the joint and it's still there. The bluish red color on the knuckle left after a few days but finger still has the round knot on it. what could cause this? I can't really afford to see a doctor as i have no job and no insurance. I would appreciate any input or advice.
Thanks in advance
You might consider looking into rheumatoid arthritis. I have heard that it causes joints to swell and can be heriditary. Look at webmd.com, they have a symptom checker and their articles are full of good advice. Unfortunately, if this is the case, you will need to see a doctor and get medicine for the condition. Try to use your joints as much as possible is what I think i have read on the subject. mayoclinic.com is also a good source for medical reference. Look at both of these sites and best of luck to you. maybe there is a clinic in your area that can help you? Josie.