Pain First Joint On Index Finger

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Definition

Joint swelling is the buildup of fluid in the soft tissue surrounding the joint.


Alternative Names

Swelling of a joint


Considerations

Joint swelling may occur along with joint pain. The swelling may cause the joint to appear larger or abnormally shaped.

Joint swelling can cause pain or stiffness. After an injury, swelling of the joint may mean you have a broken bone or a tear in the muscle tendon or ligament.

Many different types of arthritis may cause swelling, redness, or warmth around...

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