Yesterday I woke up and my pinky finger hurt to bend and was a little swollen at the base of the finger. Today, the pain and swelling is worse, and my finger is stiff. I didn't injure it; these symptoms just started unexpectedly. What could be wrong? Should I see a doctor?
It's difficult to say what's causing your swollen pinky, but if you didn't injure it it could be something like tendonitis, which is an inflammation and swelling of a tendon. Try applying an ice pack for 20 minutes at a time to see if that helps ease the pain.
I'd also recommend an OTC anti-inflammatory pain medication, like ibuprofen, aspirin, or naproxen for the pain. If it doesn't get better in a few days or if it gets worse you should definitely see a doctor.
It is possible to injure a finger or toe in your sleep or in some other way that you don't realize at the time. Alternatively, it could be a repetitive motion injury, or even something like carpal tunnel syndrome.
I have this same problem and I have tryed every thing for mine and nothing has worked
I woke up this week with exactly this problem in the ring finger on my left hand. Can you tell me what your outcome was? It's bizarre as I did nothing to injure my hand/finger. Thanks.
Same thing here and it is very painful and even bend mine and that is a pain in the butt
About 2 or 3 months ago, my pinky on my left hand started hurting, became stiff and swollen, and is excrutiating to bend. I saw that you had it happen to the same finger and am wondering if you've found anything that helps? I'm finally getting into the doctor to do a nerve conduction study, but thats still not for almost 3 weeks. I also had no injury that I recall, but nothing I've found so far makes it better so I'm at a loss.
did u use it repetatively like with your mouse, I had this happen and my doc said mine was arthritis it come and goes now. I use aleve for the pain.
I have exactly what you have described, with added itchy-ness on the palm side of my hand and sometimes on my fingers. Today the base of both pinky fingers is swolen and it's harder to bend them than it was yesterday. I don't have a lot of cash lying around to go get this checked out. My inclination is to say that the symptoms were triggered from either dehydration or some kind of allergen.
if your pinky is filled with a fluid it could be an infection. antibiotics will cure it. i have an inflamed pinky now and the dr prescribed antibiotics for me. said the infection was caused by cultures in my body that found an opening.
Aleve does not help what I got at all I have not found any thing that helps dont think it would hurt so bad if the swelling would just go down
I get it in the same finger about twice a year and treat it with ibuleave ointment and it usually goes almost within a week but i have to forcibly bend the joints a little at a time (very painful) to get it going again and its ok then for a few months
I also woke up with pain on my finger today, and as the day proceeded it got swollen and then turned red on the tip and on the side of my finger. It hurts when applying pressure and burns with hot water. I didn't hurt it yesterday,
it doesn't have a small bump for me to thing that a small bug bit it. This it the second time this happens, I just don't know..
I would estimate that it's some sort of infection. Are there any cuts or abrasions around your pinky? It could even have been an insect bite. If it's a spider bite, it's definitely something you want to get looked at as soon as possible.
Some insect venoms have effects like that. You first experience stiffness, inflammation, and soreness. It can get much worse and turn into something you don't want to deal with.
If you don't have the money to pay for a doctor visit, go to a free clinic in your area. It may be relatively minor now, but you don't want to risk losing a finger, or possibly your hand.
Arthritis, i used the computer to much had it in two fingers. Once i quit using them so much it cleared up and has not returned. The doctor told me thats
what it was .
Three years ago my friend told me his finger hurt and swollen first one finger then to another one, 2 each hand after couple weeks. So he went to doctor to check up, they said he needs to cut off all the fingers swollen since they found he has bone cancel. it could spread the whole body. this deasea is rare. He woke up after surgery two hours later then he never woke up again at Mercy Hospital in MD.
Today i woke up with my pink finger got swollen. im a little scared but then i think i got myself tight up in those cozy blanket all night, it could be a problem. zhope this help.
my uncle's left hand is noticably swollen compared to his right. he has gone to see his doctor & they gave him a cortisone shot but didn't help. i hate to see him in all this pain. Doctor said could be rumatory arthritis. could you help?
The odd thing they coulnd answer why my friend die after surgery cut off those fingers by a doctor of famous hospital. He die at 36, his name was TJ Roberts worked as a director and voice for 105.7 radio station for Baltimore. you could look up Google about his case deasea. I feel very sad and devastating after the news since i was the one he called me for his problem. RIP TJ.
My right ring finger and now pinky have been swelling at night for the last three weeks. Now my pinky on my left hand is swollen. I went to my doctor and he took an xray. He didn't find anything wrong, no arthritis. He took a blood test to test for infection. Nothing there. He said if it was a strain it should be better in about a week. It's not. Where do I go from here? I guess back to the doctor for an MRI.
Sorry this is not an answer but a commet I have the same thing and it is painful my family doctor thinks it my be Osteoarthritis so you may need to see your doctor