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what causes finger joints to lock up

A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trigger fingers: Locking fingers in flexion as in making a fist r due 2 flexor tendons that have some swelling ; when they pass under the pulleys that guide ur tendons ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Trigger finger: respond to ice if it is painful and swollen in the palm. Midl heat if it is stiff and locking without swelling, massage of the palm, topical anitinfla ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Multiple possible causes, among the more common is trigger finger. I would not hesitate to be seen for it.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
I just counted: There are 3 joints: closer to the hand, the next one called proximal interphalangeal joint, then there is the one near the fingernail, the distal inte ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Common hand lumps: Include ganglion ( cyst) , foreign body, or it's inclusion cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst, benign solid tumors . Nodules from dupuytrens disease, g ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Callous PIP finger: I would suspect using something like scissors in your work or hobby. Can do 2nd opinion and you can send pictures and we can talk to figure out what i ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Finger pain: Tendinitis ( trigger finger) , arthrritis, gout, infalmmatory arthrtiis, sprain or ligament injury, nerve injury, tendon, circulation issues, fracture ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Even: In early osteoarthritis, cyst can form near an arthritic joint.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Rheumatoid arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is a common cause, but many other causes, e.g. Osteo-arthitis, gout, scleroderma, raynauds etc.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Thats odd...: To have painful and stiff finger joints in the arm you would have to have fingers in your arm. Did somebody with arthritis pinch your arm really hard? ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
More details needed: To have bruise on the top of the finger must have reason, please describe it with more details? The size who long it take to go away any pain with i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Hand dermatitis...: ...Is common, and there are many causes - from psoriasis to allergies to fungal infection to too much exposure to soap & water or harsh chemicals. Tre ... Read More
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