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I have had a swollen pip joint for about a month

Patient: I have had a swollen pip joint for about a month or so now , It hurts severely when I bump it on things, I am starting to develop a lump Infront of the swollen joint. I have had x Rays done along with bloodwork and still have no answer. Please help

 

 

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Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.I believe that you have an unresolved infection. You can try these things to get you res olution:Rest and protect the finger. Keep your finger covered with a cotton roll to prevent traumaIce the finger for 15 mins at a timeCompress the finger with a Finger sleeveElevate the finger while sleeping to reduce the swellingSteroid injections may be needed to help with the swellingSee a Doctor for the steroid injections. Hope this helps you. All the best.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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