Middle Finger Joint Pain

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  1. peRsEVERENCE

    peRsEVERENCE 10+ Year Member

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    Hello all, I'm a recent dental grad, (2012 grad). I've recently had pain in my finger joints (where fingers meet palm). Middle finger mostly. I think it may be repetitive stress induce from chronic vibration and finger joint load from fine pinch grip of holding large, heavy hand pieces for long duration 1-3 hrs straight between pts, along with extractions where I have to forcefully grip instruments while turning in a fine pen grip as well. I went to an orthopaedic and he told me my joints were swollen and I have Severe Tendinitis. He told me to cut back on working hours. I cut back on the 12 hr shifts and 6 days to 5 days. I left the heavy volume medicaid office (20-30 pts a day)It helped for a bit. However, I recently started at a new position with 12 hr shifts as well as working 6 days a week. it seems to always ache after a long day of work. Any suggestions, or is it just tendinitis issues?? Dont think its trigger finger or CTS. No nodules, numbness or tingling yet. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    FingerPain DDS
     
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  3. SouthernSurgeon

    SouthernSurgeon Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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    Does it hurt when you go like this?


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    (Just couldn't help myself)
     
  4. peRsEVERENCE

    peRsEVERENCE 10+ Year Member

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    lol. So is ice best or heat or combination? Massage therapy?
     
  5. smq123

    smq123 Roy Lichtenstein SDN Advisor SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

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    SDN is not for medical advice. Please see your orthopedic surgeon again if you still have concerns.

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