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What is wrong with my finger?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 20, 2011 at 7:09 AM

My right ring finger is in excruciating pain on and off. When I try to use it, it flares up. This happened to me a week or two ago, as well. I've had tendonitis in this hand in the past, and it felt nothing like the nerve pain I'm experiencing. Anyone have any clue what this could be? I hate going to the doctor when things don't hurt at the moment I'm there. It hurts right where my big joint is, closer to the tip of my finger.

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on May 21, 2011
at 03:38 PM

Then I would have to say, it may not be gout. Your first step is to get that x-rayed. I've never heard of gout starting from a joint other than the big toe. If someone has gout and their attacks excepted the big toe joint, please post and let me know. I've never heard of that.

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on May 21, 2011
at 10:08 AM

im not sure that it ever goes away. i think it's a genetic predisposition

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on May 21, 2011
at 08:37 AM

Thanks for that advice. Does this mean I'll always be susceptible to it if I eat a lot of fructose? Does it eventually go away?

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on May 21, 2011
at 08:36 AM

So far it's just been in this one finger.

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on May 20, 2011
at 05:50 PM

I attacked a large bag of raisins and a jar of Nutella yesterday, so this very well could be it! Thanks everybody! (Not that I'm happy to have gout, but an explanation is quite helpful.)

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on May 20, 2011
at 01:47 PM

Fructose and alcohol both increase uric acid levels and can lead to uric crystal formation (gout). If that is the problem, you need to watch intake on both - not just fructose.

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on May 20, 2011
at 01:12 PM

I agree, for some reason it attacks the ring fingers more than other joints.

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on May 20, 2011
at 09:16 AM

Sounds like Gout to me. Google it.

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on May 20, 2011
at 01:12 PM

I agree, for some reason it attacks the ring fingers more than other joints.

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on May 20, 2011
at 01:29 PM

It is known that gout is caused in people by ingesting lots of table sugar...which is half fructose and half glucose or ingesting large amounts of fruit or products containing high fructose corn syrup...which is the really bad actor in gout.

http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/nutrition/a/fructosedangers.htm

I laugh when I see recently there is a pharmaceutical compound being advertised on TV to relieve the symptoms of gout.

Just remove the fructose from the diet and the symptoms will abate.

Now the finger may also have some arthritis in it and will be helped by also elimination of all grains in your diet...if you are not already doing that.

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on May 20, 2011
at 08:57 PM

Did you have prior gout attacks? Did you, for example, have one where your big toe was involved? Most gout attacks start from there and move onto other joints. It's rare for gout to start from another joint.

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on May 21, 2011
at 08:36 AM

So far it's just been in this one finger.

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

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on May 21, 2011
at 03:38 PM

Then I would have to say, it may not be gout. Your first step is to get that x-rayed. I've never heard of gout starting from a joint other than the big toe. If someone has gout and their attacks excepted the big toe joint, please post and let me know. I've never heard of that.

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on May 20, 2011
at 01:44 PM

gout sufferer here. i get it in the typical place- the big toe. i also had it once in my knee and the finger too. dexter is right. remove the fructose. i've had two small flareups since going paleo a year ago- once was after eating 9 oranges in a 2 hour period when fighting off a cold(good news: didn't catch the cold; bad new: got gout. would've rather had the cold) and once when a wonderful coworker made a gluten-free cake for me where she used a ton of agave. so if you stay away from copious amounts of fructose, there shouldn't be any flare-ups.

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on May 21, 2011
at 10:08 AM

im not sure that it ever goes away. i think it's a genetic predisposition

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on May 21, 2011
at 08:37 AM

Thanks for that advice. Does this mean I'll always be susceptible to it if I eat a lot of fructose? Does it eventually go away?

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