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Your Pain in the Knuckle Closest to the Palm May Also be Known as:
Finger joint pain

Top 2 Pain in the Knuckle Closest to the Palm Causes

  1. 1.Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers. RA is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that it is caused by the immune system incorrectly attacking the joints when it shouldn't.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate care with a specialist. RA is a complex disease, which can require prescription medication to help slow down the damage to your joints, as well as pain killers such as ibuprofen (Advil), or naproxen (Anaprox and Naprosyn). Exercise, especially swimming, can also help with pain and stiffness.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, muscle aches, joint pain, daytime sleepiness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Psoriatic Arthritis

    Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. Some people who have psoriasis also get a form of arthritis (inflammation and swelling of joints) called psoriatic arthritis.

    You should visit your primary care physician to manage this disease as there are many treatment options. A treatment plan will often consist of therapy (physical, occupational, massage), patient education, exercise and rest, devices to protect joints, medicine and/or surgery.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    joint pain, lower back pain, shoulder pain, upper back pain, joint stiffness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pain in the Knuckle Closest to the Palm

  • Q.How severe is your finger pain?
  • Q.How long has your finger(s) been hurting?
  • Q.Did you injure your finger?
  • Q.Do any of your body parts (e.g., toes, hands, ears) feel cold?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our pain in the knuckle closest to the palm symptom checker.

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Pain in the Knuckle Closest to the Palm Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pain in the knuckle closest to the palm have also experienced:

    • 17% Pain in the Middle Knuckle of the Finger
    • 12% Pain in the Knuckle at the End of the Finger
    • 9% Finger Pain
  • People who have experienced pain in the knuckle closest to the palm had symptoms persist for:

    • 34% Over a Month
    • 24% Less Than a Week
    • 18% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pain in the knuckle closest to the palm were most often matched with:

    • 7% Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • 5% Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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