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my husbands right hand around his index finger fist knuckle has swollen up all of a sudden, what could it be?


Posted by SJnahoi

He is on a computer for several hours a day and works with refirgeration piping. He noticed after jamming his finger in a door jam that it was swollen. Noe if he uses the hand it gets more swollen, what could it be and how can we treat it?
 
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The reason for the swelling may be twofold. Both his work on the computer and piping may cause the repetitive stress (and strain) syndrome, which manifests as swelling and pain. The same strain on the hand may cause arthritis. For the syndrome there is specific orthpedic gear. Arthritis is a bigger and more comprehensive problem. To alleviate that there are cortizone injections, low-acid diet and joint strengthening supplements, although I don't know if they are as effective, as they claim! If the pain and swelling are severe and don't diminish, he should definitely see an orthopedist. Wishing you health!   

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