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3 Potential Pain in the Middle Knuckle of the Finger 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.

    RA is a chronic disease which requires lifelong control.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, joint pain, muscle aches, 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.

    This type of arthritis can be managed with treatment, and permanent damage can be prevented. However, the underlying cause (psoriasis) is currently incurable.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shoulder pain, lower back pain, joint pain, upper back pain, hip pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Middle Knuckle Finger Dislocation

    The middle knuckle is called the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint. A PIP joint dislocation occurs when trauma causes the bones of the finger to dislodge, resulting in a very painful and swollen joint.

    With proper medical attention, pain is expected to resolve within weeks.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    finger dislocation at the knuckle connected to the palm, bent or crooked finger, pain in the middle knuckle of the finger, finger pain from an injury, swelling of the small knuckle of the dmiddle index finger
    Symptoms that always occur with middle knuckle finger dislocation:
    bent or crooked finger, finger dislocation at the knuckle connected to the palm
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pain in the Middle Knuckle of the Finger

  • Q.Did you injure your finger?
  • Q.Do any of your body parts (e.g., toes, hands, ears) feel cold?
  • Q.Did you get a manicure and/or pedicure in the past few days?
  • Q.Where exactly is your hand pain?

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Pain in the Middle Knuckle of the Finger Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pain in the middle knuckle of the finger have also experienced:

    • 12% Finger Pain
    • 11% Pain in the Knuckle Closest to the Palm
    • 9% Pain in the Knuckle at the End of the Finger
  • People who have experienced pain in the middle knuckle of the finger had symptoms persist for:

    • 29% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pain in the middle knuckle of the finger were most often matched with:

    • 13% Psoriatic Arthritis
    • 8% Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

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