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Dr. M Felix Freshwater
48 years experience Hand Surgery
Need more info: There is no short answer. We need to know where, how often, how long you've had the pain. What kind of work/hobbies you do. How's your health.
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Dr. Toni Lin
Dr. Toni Lin answered
Specializes in Hand Surgery
Maybe trigger finger: It's hard to tell without knowing exactly where the pain is, but trigger fingers or arthritis cause what you are describing. See a hand surgeon who c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Finger stiffness is: Common after a fracture. Proper splint position is essential as poor positioning can increase siffness and prolong recovery. Hand therapy earlier tha ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Ciaglia
16 years experience Hand Surgery
Passive stretch: Finger stiffness is generally associated with increased fluid of the joints or tendons. By stretching the fingers slightly beyond their normal range ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Brzezinski
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Try aleve (naproxen) or advil: Try some Aleve (naproxen) or advil for a couple of weeks and see if it gets better. If not, then you may need a blood test to determine why.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
???: That's like asking what type of animals inhabit the earth. Lots more details have to be provided to give an honest answer. How old are you, have yo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
Move the finger: If you have a lot of stiffness i usually recommend a course of occupational therapy. You can do excersies on your own to get your finger moving. Just ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Brzezinski
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Inflammation can occur after recovery at any time and can cause stiffness.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Sense of tightness o: Stiffness in the fingers can be due to many different problems as there are many structures in the fingers. It might be due to joint disease or arthri ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: If you get a blood clot in the arm that causes swelling in the whole arm, this can cause stiffness in the fingers. I have never seen a blood clot in t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Needs evaluation: A blood clot does not sound responsible. Are you taking about an embolus? If that is the case, a detailed evaluation is needed to determine the cause.

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