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Swollen, sore, red index finger joint

Posted by goodejc

I first noticed a small red round spot just above my index finger joint that looked like a burn or drained blister. I don't recall pain...maybe some itching. From there things have progressed to a swollen, red and sore middle joint that is always worse in the morning when I get up. Hard and painful to bend (due to swelling, no immobility). Not experiencing this anywhere else. I am 53. Not diabetic. I do have Raynauds but I take medication to control and practice preventative care. So far I've only used neosporin, heat and massage. Massage sometimes leaves it looking lightly bruised.  As it gets better (heat usually helps) it starts to return to the red bump that looks like a small burn or blister.

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