Read below about pain in the middle knuckle of the finger, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your pain in the middle knuckle of the finger from our A.I. health assistant. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Pain in the Middle Knuckle of the Finger

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced pain in the middle knuckle of the finger. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Non - Serious Finger Injury

    Finger injuries are very common & rarely need medical treatment.

    The pain & swelling will begin to resolve within a few days.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    recent finger injury, finger pain from an injury, swollen finger, severe finger pain
    Symptoms that always occur with non-serious finger injury:
    recent finger injury
    Symptoms that never occur with non-serious finger injury:
    bent or crooked finger
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.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:
    bent or crooked finger, finger dislocation at the knuckle connected to the palm, 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

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  3. 3.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
  4. 4.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

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 on your finger is the pain worst?

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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:

    • 28% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 22% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pain in the middle knuckle of the finger were most often matched with:

    • 50% Middle Knuckle Finger Dislocation
    • 37% Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • 12% Non - Serious Finger Injury
  • 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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